Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:200]: Case of the surgeon Mr Joseph Harris who is suffering from headaches.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:5939] 
Letter from Joseph Harris concerning his own case. He mentions a letter from Cullen dated 29 December 1775 advising a diet without meat but a transcript of this letter is not traced. 18 February 1777
 
[DOC ID:4001] 
Reply, 'For Mr Joseph Harris surgeon at Egremont'. Advice for ailments which Cullen believes to be rheumatic. He recommends Dover's Powders and an issue, or blistering the crown of the head. He includes a recipe for ointment for his forehead and temples. There is a passing reference to Dr Thomas Percival being 'mistaken in the effects of the Coffee'. 24 February 1777
 
[DOC ID:4134]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply headed 'To Mr Joseph Harris Surgeon at Whitehaven C – a Young Gentleman and himself.'. Mentions the use of a shower-bath. 13 September 1777
 

People involved in this case

4 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 2133] (a Gentleman)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 214] Mr Joseph Harris (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1679] Dr Thomas Percival (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 Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Whitehaven North-West England Europe inferred
Place Egremont North-West England 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 Egremont North-West England Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Whitehaven North-West England Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Egremont North-West England Europe certain