Cullen

The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

 

[Case ID:1670]: Case of Mrs Anne Bethune of Balfour and Kilconquhar, who in 1783 has largely recovered from a recent disorder but needs to take precautions, but by 1785 she has a bleeding wound on her breast. Goodsir and Cullen discuss dressing it.

Documents in this case

4 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:731] 
Reply to Mr Goodsir regarding the case of Mrs Bethune, who has had some kind of unspecified transitory 'attack', which has been treated with a blister . Cullen writes 'there is some tendency to the disease in her constitution and that she is not as absolutely secure against a considerable return as to allow either we or her friends to neglect any precaution that can be safely taken'. He suggests a change of air, and asks whether Kilconquhar is warmer in winter and spring than Balfour, where she is presumably currently residing. 29 March 1783
 
[DOC ID:4986]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter to an unnamed addressee, a medical professional, saying that Cullen has seen 'both your letters to Mr H. Lindsay' and has considered the case of both the addressee's patients (Miss Lindsay and Mrs Bethune). 19 February 1785
 
[DOC ID:2582]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from John Goodsir, reporting on the progress of Mrs Bethune and Miss Lindsay. 23 March 1785
 
[DOC ID:5013]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply to John Goodsir concerning the cases of Miss Lindesay and Mrs Bethune. 28 March 1785
 

People involved in this case

5 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1307] Mrs Anne Bethune (of Balfour and Kilconquhar)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1301] Mr John Goodsir (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4164] Miss Anne, Alison or Elizabeth Lindsay (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 5375] Mr Henry Lindsay (Harry; Lindsay Bethune; Lindsay of Wormiston; after 1789, Bethune of Kilconquhar and Balfour)

Unique Places linked to this Case

6 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Largo Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificKilconquhar House Kilconquhar Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificBalfour House / Milton of Balgonie Glenrothes Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Leven Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

7 found.

TypeRoleSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificPlace of WritingCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Writing Largo Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Largo Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificMentioned / OtherKilconquhar House Kilconquhar Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherBalfour House / Milton of Balgonie Glenrothes Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Leven Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain