Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1722]: Case of Edward Brown [anonymised to: 'A. B.'] of Perth who fears he has contracted a venereal infection after a drunken indiscretion.

Documents in this case

4 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:2543] 
Letter from Edward Brown, concerning his own case. About a year ago, after 'getting the worse of Liquor with some friends', Brown 'unfortunately playd the fool and contracted something of a venereal disorder, which as affected me more or less almost ever since'. Has been reading Buchan. 18 November 1784
 
[DOC ID:4947] 
Reply, for 'A. B. Perth'. From letters 2543 and 2544, it is inferred that the patient is Edward Brown. Cullen requests more information from Brown, as his previous account was not clear enough for Cullen to advise him. Cullen also discusses his methods for securing secrecy while employing a scribe when corresponding with patients on delicate matters. 19 November 1784
 
[DOC ID:2544] 
Letter from Edward Brown, concerning his own case, in response to queries sent to him by Cullen. 21 November 1784
 
[DOC ID:4948] 
Reply, for 'A. B. Perth'. From letters 2543 and 2544 it is inferred that the patient is Edward Brown. Cullen assures Brown there is 'nothing at least very little of the Venereal' in his complaints and further states, 'there is no danger of your giving infection in any communication you may think proper to have with the Sex'. Nevertheless, Cullen prescribes a liquor to flush out venereal taints and includes a recipe in English, in order Brown might understand it. 22 November 1784
 

People involved in this case

3 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 3490] Mr Edward Brown
[PERS ID: 2979] Dr William Buchan
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

Unique Places linked to this Case

4 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Country England Europe certain

Places and role of place

6 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 Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe inferred
CountryMentioned / Other England Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain