Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:2023]: Case of Mr Campbell of Succoth, who has a 'movable tumour' on the lower lid of his left eye.

Documents in this case

7 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:5433] 
Reply for 'Mr Campbell of Succoth', to be delivered by him to his surgeon, Alexander ('Saunders') Dunlop. He has 'a moveable tumour in his under Eye lid'. Cullen advises on lotions and ointments to be used, as Mr Campbell is going into the country. 3 April 1787
 
[DOC ID:3055] 
Reply, in the form of a retained authorial draft, for 'Mr Campbell of Succoth'. Cullen regards his complaints as 'purely Catarrhal', and advises on exercise and diet. A mucilage may be prescribed if he does not suffer 'raucedo' (hoarseness) or angina. The symptoms are not those for which Archibald Campbell of Succoth consulted Cullen in 1787, so the identification of the patient – only given in the annotation – and the date remain tentative. July? 1787?
 
[DOC ID:3054] 
Letter from Alexander Dunlop, concerning Mr Campbell of Succoth. He reports on that the tumour and area of ulceration below Mr Campbell's left eye are now connected, and extend to the cheek. He seeks Cullen's advice on removing the tumours surgically. 15 July 1787
 
[DOC ID:5486] 
Reply, for 'Mr. Campbell of Succoth', to Alexander ('Saunders') Dunlop. Cullen cautions against surgical removal of the tumours under Mr Campbell's eye, because of his age. He suggests the use of the Saturnine solution externally and of cicuta internally. 16 July 1787
 
[DOC ID:3056] 
Letter from Alexander Dunlop, concerning Mr Campbell of Succoth. He asks for Cullen's response again as the 'post had been robbed of the whole mail', and Mr Campbell is anxious at the loss of his letter. 17 July 1787
 
[DOC ID:5490] 
Reply for 'Mr Campbell', to his surgeon, Alexander ('Saunders') Dunlop, advising on his continuing treatment. Cullen repeats what he has said in his previous letter, which 'has been prevented by the robbery of the Post from coming to your hand', and concludes: 'if I had not been twenty miles off in the Country yesterday and got no notice of the robbery till late last night I should have written this letter sooner'. 19 July 1787
 
[DOC ID:5621] 
Reply for 'Mr Campbell of Succoth', to be delivered to Alexander ('Saunders') Dunlop by the patient, regarding the progress of the sore under his eye. It is compared with the case of Lord Aboyne. 3 April 1788
 

People involved in this case

5 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 3914] Mr Archibald Campbell (of Succoth)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 591] Mr Alexander Dunlop (Sanders, Saunders)
[PERS ID: 3937] Lord Charles Gordon (Lord Aboyne)
[PERS ID: 3938] Mr Law (Lord Aboyne)

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 Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
SpecificThe University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Succoth West Highlands Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

7 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 Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificDestination of LetterThe University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Succoth West Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain