Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1817]: Case of Governor Charles Bell, whose condition is diagnosed as gouty and nephritic.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:2664] 
Letter from Margaret Bell to Mr Bruce of Arnot, concerning the case of her husband, Governor Bell, who has a painful urinary tract ailment, which he believes is gouty in origin. She asks him to consult Cullen or Monro about his case. Her handwriting is poor and hard to decipher in places: she explains she is writing at 5 a.m., while her husband is asleep. She seems distraught: 'O Mr Bruce you often see the Person who is Dearest to you in Distress but God forbid you should ever see her in Agony from which no [care?] no assistance can relieve'. 17 July 1785
 
[DOC ID:2727] 
Letter from Margaret Bell to Mrs Bruce of Arnot, concerning the case history of Mr Bell – his bouts of gout and kidney complaints, and his treatment. She mentions that the local physicians and surgeons are not available at present. Dating is approximate: she begins it on the Saturday and writes a postscript on the Sunday, possibly the same day as ID 2664. Possibly incomplete. 17? July 1785
 
[DOC ID:5103] 
Reply, 'For Governor Bell'. The letter is addressed to an unnamed physician, apparently not in Cupar. Cullen identifies his condition as 'a combination of Gouty and Nephritic disposition', and recommends the use of caustic lixivium and uva ursi (bearberry), for which he gives guidance on preparation. 19 July 1785
 

People involved in this case

11 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 5647] Dr
[PERS ID: 5648] Dr
[PERS ID: 3999] Mr Robert Arnott
[PERS ID: 5645] Governor Charles Bell
[PERS ID: 5646] Mrs Margaret Bell
[PERS ID: 5643] Mr Thomas Bruce (of Arnot)
[PERS ID: 5644] Mrs Anna Bruce (of Kinross & Arnot)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 678] Dr John Govan (Gowan)
[PERS ID: 830] Dr Robert Menzies (of Dura )
[PERS ID: 89] Professor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )

Unique Places linked to this Case

3 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Cupar (Coupar / Coupar of Fife) Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

5 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 Cupar (Coupar / Coupar of Fife) Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Cupar (Coupar / Coupar of Fife) Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Cupar (Coupar / Coupar of Fife) Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain