Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1778]: Case of Miss Henrietta Ross, aged thirteen, who 'became indolent and discovered an inclination to ly upon her Bed and afterwards began to complain of pain in the right side a little below the Breast' (includes some poor copies).

Documents in this case

4 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:2585] 
Letter from James Wishart and John McFarquhar, concerning the case of Miss Henrieta Ross, aged thirteen. Several months ago she 'became indolent and discovered an inclination to ly upon her Bed and afterwards began to complain of pain in the right side a little below the Breast'. 28 March 1785
 
[DOC ID:5023] 
Reply, for '[Miss] Henrietta Ross'. This letter is the product of a joint consultation between Cullen and Mr Wood. Cullen and Wood believe Miss Ross's ailment does not originate in her chest but rather in the bowels and states there are no grounds to suspect the presence of worms. They advise on appropriate treatments, medicines and diet. Also included is a recipe for an aperient solution. 5 April 1785
 
[DOC ID:2617]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from John McFarquhar, concerning the case of Henrieta Ross. He thanks Cullen and Mr Wood for their advice, reports on the trial of their recommendations for Miss Ross's treatment, and mentions that he is also writing on behalf of Mr Wishart. McFarquhar uses an interesting written swirl denoting forceps after his signature. 18 May 1785
 
[DOC ID:5060]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply, 'Miss H[enrietta] Ross'. Also mentions Miss Baillie. 25 May 1785
 

People involved in this case

6 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 2847] Miss Mary Baillie
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 2842] Mr John McFarquhar (Farquharson)
[PERS ID: 2843] Miss Henrietta Ross (Henrieta, Henny)
[PERS ID: 2841] Mr James Wishart (Henrieta, Henny)
[PERS ID: 2846] Mr Wood (Henrieta, Henny)

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
SpecificBalnagown Kildary North Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Place Tain North Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred

Places and role of place

8 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
SpecificPlace of WritingBalnagown Kildary North Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Writing Tain North Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificDestination of LetterBalnagown Kildary North Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Tain North Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificMentioned / OtherBalnagown Kildary North Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Tain North Highlands Scotland Europe certain