Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:2020]: Case of Captain Birrel [Burrel] whose symptoms include headaches and perspiring; he then has a convulsive fit.

Documents in this case

5 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:5468] 
Reply [to James Cunnison] concerning the case of Mr Burrell. 12 June 1787
 
[DOC ID:3042]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from James Cunison, concerning the case of Mr Birrell, his brother-in-law. 17 June 1787
 
[DOC ID:5473]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply to James Cunnison, concerning the case of Mr Burrel (his brother-in-law), who is now troubled with headaches. Cullen apologises for a slight delay in replying, as he has been in the country. He encloses a recipe for Cephalic Drops, saying that 'I doubt if you would get this medicine in the best condition at Hamilton and if you can easily send to Glasgow, you are likely to get it better'. He adds in a postscript that Mrs Cunnison (the patient's sister) has 'done right in changing the Opium for the Laudanum'. 19 June 1787
 
[DOC ID:3052] 
Letter from James Cunison, concerning the case of Captain Birrell. Cunison mentions that immediately after writing his previous letter, Birrell was 'seized with a giddiness in his head which was immediately followed with a convulsive fit'. 13 July 1787
 
[DOC ID:5487] 
Reply [to James Cunnison] concerning the case of Mr Birrel. 16 July 1787
 

People involved in this case

7 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 3737] Captain George Birrel (Burrel, Burrell)
[PERS ID: 3146] Mrs Mary Birrell (Burrell)
[PERS ID: 3739] Mr Robert Birrell (Burrell)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 2158] Mrs Elizabeth Cunnison (Cunison )
[PERS ID: 3738] Mr James Cunnison (Cunison )
[PERS ID: 591] Mr Alexander Dunlop (Sanders, Saunders)

Unique Places linked to this Case

7 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Kirkcaldy Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Jerviston Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Hamilton Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Clydesdale Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

12 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 Kirkcaldy Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Writing Jerviston Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Kirkcaldy Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Jerviston Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Hamilton Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Kirkcaldy Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Clydesdale Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Jerviston Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain