Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1803]: Case of Miss Cook, of the Gallowhill family, who is feared to be phthisical.

Documents in this case

2 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:2614] 
Letter from Charles Keith, enclosing a case note, 'Miss Cook Aged 46 of the Sanguine Temperament', who has a respiratory ailment with sweats and swelling of the legs. She claims to have seen blood in the sputum after visiting Newcastle. Her brother (John Cook of Gallowhill), described as 'a rich Grazier', consulted Cullen the previous year for a gouty ailment. Another brother died of phthisis. Dr Keith notes that people outside her family claim that 'her only vice was Amo potum', i.e. a love of drink. 12 May 1785
 
[DOC ID:5052]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply for 'Miss Cook', to Dr Charles Keith. Cullen believes her case to be catarrhal rather than phthisical, but since the latter is possible, precautions need to be taken. He gives further advice on using squills. He also extends his compliments to her brother, John Cook of Gallowhill, whom he hopes is continuing to benefit from his advice. 14 May 1785
 

People involved in this case

10 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 3495] Mr John Cook (Cooke; of Gallowhill; of Ogle. )
[PERS ID: 3631] Miss Elizabeth? Cook (Cooke; of Gallowhill; of Ogle. )
[PERS ID: 3632] Mr Cook (Cooke; of Gallowhill; of Ogle. )
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 544] Dr Henry Cullen (Harry, Dr Henry, "the young doctor" )
[PERS ID: 743] Mrs Anna Cullen (Harry, Dr Henry, "the young doctor" )
[PERS ID: 826] Miss Anna Cullen (Annie)
[PERS ID: 1974] Miss Margaret Cullen (Peggie)
[PERS ID: 3387] Dr Charles Keith (Peggie)
[PERS ID: 825] Mrs Robina Millar (Peggie)

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 Morpeth North-East England Europe inferred
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
Place Gallowhill North-East England Europe certain
Place Alnwick North-East England Europe certain

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
PlacePlace of Writing Morpeth North-East England Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Morpeth North-East England Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Morpeth North-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Gallowhill North-East England Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Alnwick North-East England Europe certain