Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:2072]: Case of Mrs Jamieson in Dysart, who has a breast condition which Cullen thinks is beyond any potential benefit from amputation.

Documents in this case

2 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:5399] 
Reply, 'For Mrs Jamieson', to an unnamed physician (probably Alexander Wemyss in Kirkcaldy), advising that her breast 'could not be subjected to an operation with any advantage or even with safety'. Cullen recommends the use of an issue and prescribes pills and a lotion to bathe the nipple. He mentions that he is writing separately to the surgeons of Dysart. 25 January 1787
 
[DOC ID:5400] 
Reply, concerning Mrs Jamieson, possibly enclosed with the previous letter, to the surgeon(s) in Dysart, advising against the amputation of her breast because 'the axillary glands are so much affected'. Cullen gives instructions on the use of belladonna. 27 January 1787
 

People involved in this case

5 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 5360] Mr
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 5359] Mrs Jamieson (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 5361] Mr Jamieson (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 325] Dr Alexander Wemyss (of Pitkenny)

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 Kirkcaldy Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place Dysart Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

4 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
PlaceDestination of Letter Dysart Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Kirkcaldy Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Dysart Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain