Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:2033]: Case of General Beckwith, a retired soldier who is afflicted with 'rheumatic gout' and gravel.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:3241] 
Letter from Charles Brown concerning the case of General Beckwith, a 66-year-old veteran of the Seven Years' War, in which he served under Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick. He now lives in Northumberland. He used to keep a pack of hounds, but now is suffering from 'a kind of Rheumatic Gout' and the gravel. He has also suffered 'great dejection of mind in short he has lost all his Phylosophy', and secretly takes laudanum at night. Brown describes the various medicines he has employed, and has recommended that Beckwith use a 'spring chair' for exercise. 15 October 1787
 
[DOC ID:5553] 
Letter to Charles Brown concerning General Beckwith's nephritic ailments, p.314. Cullen recommends the use of Falconer's 'alkaline mephitic water', but writes, 'You will judge of the use of the spring chair by the effects, but I hardly ever find exercise of any kind agree with Nephritics'. Poor Copy. 19 October 1787
 
[DOC ID:3246] 
Letter from Charles Brown concerning the case of General Beckwith. Letter delivered by Mr Ingle, a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, whom Brown introduces to Cullen as a new student at Edinburgh. The young man is 'very deaf', so Brown has asked him also to consult Cullen about his hearing. 21 October 1787
 

People involved in this case

7 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 4590] General John Beckwith (Becwith)
[PERS ID: 1452] Dr Charles Brown (Becwith)
[PERS ID: 3446] Mr John Cockburn (Becwith)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 3494] Dr William Falconer (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4592] Mr Thomas Ingle (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4591] Prince Ferdinand von Braunschweig-Wolfenb├╝ttel (of Brunswick)

Unique Places linked to this Case

10 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Bath South-West England Europe certain
SpecificThe University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Country Germany Europe certain
Place Cambridge East England Europe certain
SpecificPeterhouse (St Peter's) College Cambridge East England Europe certain
Place Northumberland North-East England Europe certain
Place Braunschweig (Brunswick) Germany Germany 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 Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Bath South-West England Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherThe University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other Germany Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Cambridge East England Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherPeterhouse (St Peter's) College Cambridge East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Northumberland North-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Braunschweig (Brunswick) Germany Germany Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain