Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1678]: Case of Miss Margaret Ferguson who is being treated for an 'eruption' on her face for which she is employing an ointment and decoction.

Documents in this case

8 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:657] 
Letter to Miss M. Ferguson, in which Cullen cautions her that he would have been better able to advise her if he had seen her in person or if a surgeon had related her case to him. Enclosed recipe on paper apart mentioned but not copied. Destination of letter, Dunfermline, inferred from later letters. 4 November 1782
 
[DOC ID:6264] 
Reply 'For Miss M Ferguson'. Cullen referes to a "diaphoretic Mixture" from his previous letter - possibly the missing recipe from letter 657. 9 November 1782
 
[DOC ID:678] 
Reply, for 'Miss M. Ferguson v. p. 28[2]'. Cullen advises Miss Ferguson on taking the medicines prescribed. A postscript adds 'Tho I have sent you the prescription as if you were to get the medicines at Dumfermline I believe it would be more secure for you to get them from Edinburgh'. 29 November 1782
 
[DOC ID:699] 
Reply to Miss Margaret Ferguson, regretting that she has 'made but little progress in your recovery' and suggesting an issue behind the shoulder or into an arm. 22 January 1783
 
[DOC ID:2437]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Margaret Ferguson, concerning her own case and that of her mother, who has swollen legs and feet. Has concerns that the medicines she previously purchased were not of good quality and hopes Cullen's name will mean "the Laboratory" will be "obliged to give them of the Very best quality". Handstamp may read Dunfermline. 5 April 1784
 
[DOC ID:4813] 
Reply, 'Miss Ferguson'. Cullen writes that she is "one of the most sparing in your information of any Correspondent I ever had” and requests further information. Seven parcels of medicines prescribed in letter 699 were included with this letter. 7 April 1784
 
[DOC ID:2442]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Margaret Ferguson, concerning her own case and her mother's. 12 April 1784
 
[DOC ID:2503]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Margaret Ferguson, concerning her own case and that of her mother. Miss Ferguson reports that the swelling of her mother's legs has increased and that the eruption on her face 'is as bad as ever'. Her writing also contains phonetic spellings. 27 August 1784
 

People involved in this case

7 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 3349] Mrs Coulter
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 3340] Miss Margaret Ferguson (Fergusson)
[PERS ID: 3347] Mrs Ferguson (Fergusson)
[PERS ID: 3393] Colonel Ferguson (Fergusson)
[PERS ID: 3348] Mr John McKenzie (Fergusson)
[PERS ID: 1752] Dr David Wemyss (Fergusson)

Unique Places linked to this Case

5 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificSt Catherine (Caithrine) Dunfermline Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Dunfermline Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificGrassmarket / Grass Mercat Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

9 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 Dunfermline Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificPlace of WritingSt Catherine (Caithrine) Dunfermline Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Dunfermline Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Dunfermline Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherGrassmarket / Grass Mercat Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Dunfermline Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain