Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1802]: Case of Mr James Abernethie who is consumptive.

Documents in this case

4 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:4981] 
Directions for [James] Abernethie Esqr., a young man with consumption, for his journey from Edinburgh to Southampton. He evidently carried this letter with him for Dr John Stewart (see Doc [ID:2571] ); the advice for the journey may be aimed at his older sister, who seems to have been looking after him. Cullen writes: 'If I had been advised more early, I should have proposed his going to Madeira or some place in the South of Europe but it is too late now to go so far off and I hope it will be enough for him to go to the South of England'. He advises how he should break his journey, the kind of carriage, and diet he should follow. 11 February 1785
 
[DOC ID:4983]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply, 'Dr John Stewart C[oncerning] a Lady'. Her case is 'very desperate': the physician who told her that her husband had not infected her with the pox was wrong. Cullen is convinced 'she now labours under a Venereal Phthisis'. He advises the use of mercury, even though it may 'hurry on' the Phthisis Pulmonalis fatally. He also tells Dr Stewart that 'this day a Gentleman by my advice given some time ago sets out for Southampton to be under your care', carrying a letter and directions – a reference to James Abernethie of Mayen. 15 February 1785
 
[DOC ID:2571]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from John Stewart, thanking Cullen for his response on his unnamed female patient. He informs him of Mr Abernethie's safe arrival, bearing Cullen's letter about him [ID 4981]. Miss Abernethie has been advised by friends in London to go with her brother to Madeira. The place of posting on the cover seems to be handwritten on as London, indicating that W Molleson provided a frank (free postage). 6 March 1785
 
[DOC ID:5002] 
Reply to John Stewart concerning the case of Mr. Abernethie, suggesting a possible voyage to Lisbon from Falmouth for him and his sister, since it is too late in the year to go to Madeira. 12 March 1785
 

People involved in this case

8 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 4257] Mrs
[PERS ID: 4259] Mr
[PERS ID: 5628] Dr
[PERS ID: 4254] Mr James Abernethie (Abernethy; of Mayen)
[PERS ID: 4255] Miss Jean Abernethie (Abernethy; of Mayen; Jane; later Mrs Duff)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4260] Mr W Molleson (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4256] Dr John Stewart (Professor Cullen)

Unique Places linked to this Case

12 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Southampton London and South-East England Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Lisbon Portugal Portugal Europe certain
Country South Europe Europe certain
Place South of England London and South-East England Europe certain
Region Madeira Spain Europe certain
Place London London and South-East England Europe certain
Place Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
Place Durham North-East England Europe certain
Country Britain Europe certain
Place Falmouth South-West England Europe certain

Places and role of place

17 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 Southampton London and South-East England Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Southampton London and South-East England Europe inferred
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Lisbon Portugal Portugal Europe certain
CountryTherapeutic Recommendation South Europe Europe certain
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Southampton London and South-East England Europe certain
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation South of England London and South-East England Europe certain
RegionTherapeutic Recommendation Madeira Spain Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Durham North-East England Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other Britain Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Falmouth South-West England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Southampton London and South-East England Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp London London and South-East England Europe certain