Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:2088]: Case of Mr Burrow who has a problem with his eyes.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:3215] 
Letter from Alexander Molison, concerning the case of Collector Burrow, who 'has at Different times observed some sensation before his Eyes like Lightning' and an 'opack body like a large fly' in his left eye, after getting cold returning home from the country eight days ago. He has been bled, blistered and had leeches applied. There is some pen-practice on the cover. 7 September 1787
 
[DOC ID:5521] 
Reply to Alexander Mollison, concerning Mr Burrow, the Collector of Customs at Port Glasgow. Cullen approves of the treatment given so far for his 'dazzlings' and 'musci [sic] volitantes'. In the postscript he advises that 'I formerly had dealings with Mr. Burrow know he is not a regular Payer, but now I shall depend upon you.' (Recipe is mirror-image on the back of the 2nd page, but also on a separate sheet on the next page). 9 September 1787
 
[DOC ID:3218] 
Short letter from Alexander Molison, sending the payment of two guineas from Mr Burrow, who plans to call on Cullen en route to England next month. 12 September 1787
 

People involved in this case

3 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 247] Mr Edward Burrow (at Port Glasgow, Esq.; Collector Burrow)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 121] Mr Alexander Mollison (Molison, Molyson)

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 Port Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Country England Europe certain

Places and role of place

6 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 Port Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Port Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
CountryMentioned / Other England Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Port Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain