Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:210]: Case of Alexander Inglis of Murdiston, who is being treated for a persistent gleet and related symptoms of an inflammation of the urinary tract.

Documents in this case

15 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1545] 
Letter from Alexander Inglis regarding his own case. he has been advised to undertake cold bathing at Edinburgh under the directions of Cullen and his associate, the surgeon Alexander Wood. Handstamp tentatively identified as being 'Hamilton'. 8 August 1778
 
[DOC ID:4315] 
Reply, 'Alexr Inglis of Murdieston Esqr' 15 September 1778
 
[DOC ID:1613] 
Letter from Alexander Inglis [Hamilton] of Murdiston, concerning his own case. He suffers from 'stubborn Gleets', urinary tract problems and other symptoms. He has also consulted Alexander Wood. He proposes taking a goat whey cure, with sea bathing, in spring. He plans to return home from Edinburgh the next day, and suggests that a reply may be sent to his brother Provost [Walter] Hamilton if necessary. 19 January 1779
 
[DOC ID:4385] 
Reply, for 'Inglis of Murdieston Esqr.'. Cullen politely upbraids Alexander Inglis: 'It is not uncommon for such ailments to be obstinate especially in persons not strictly observant of rules', and tells him he should not have been riding. He has 'no objection to your going to the Highlands where you can both get Goat whey & have Sea bathing'. 1 March 1779
 
[DOC ID:4406] 
Reply, 'Mr Inglis of Murdiston'. A short note, with a laxative recipe. Cullen recommends 'the shower bath' and 'You may in the month of June try Sea bathing for a month or more, but not in a fresh water river'. 9 April 1779
 
[DOC ID:1659] 
Letter from Charles Wilson regarding the treatment of Alexander Inglis of Murdiston, who has sent him one of Cullen's laxative prescriptions to be made up. The patient has also asked Wilson to ask Cullen about continuing injections by the penis. 19 April 1779
 
[DOC ID:4413] 
Reply, 'For Mr Inglis of Murdiston'. Short note of advice to lay aside Sugar of Lead injections. 20 April 1779
 
[DOC ID:4439] 
Reply, 'Mr Ing[l]is of Murdiston' May? 1779?
 
[DOC ID:1665] 
Letter from Alexander Inglis concerning his own case. He is still suffering from gleet and urinary complaints, despite prescriptions made up by his surgeons in Glasgow, MacLean and Wilson. He plans to undertake sea-bathing at Leith or Prestonpans, in order to be near Cullen. He fears that he may need a course of mercury. 3 May 1779
 
[DOC ID:4424] 
Reply, 'Inglis of Murdiston Esqr'. Cullen advises that he continue with his treatment and includes a strengthening recipe. 6 May 1779
 
[DOC ID:1694] 
Letter from Alexander Inglis, concerning his own case. He writes that he is worse than when he last saw Cullen and Alexander Wood. He wants to know if he is to persevere with the ointment and injections of Sweet Oil, or undergo a course of mercury. Phonetic spellings. 26 June 1779
 
[DOC ID:1723] 
Letter from Alexander Inglis to Alexander Wood, concerning his own case. He asks it to be forwarded to Cullen. His symptoms are worse, and he wants to know if Wood and Cullen agree he should return to a mercurial course. 22 August 1779
 
[DOC ID:997] 
Reply, 'Inglis of Murdiston', regarding a urinary complaint. 'I cannot bid you continue the bougie & if in truth the bathing do increase the running I cannot bid you continue that neither'. 28 July 1780
 
[DOC ID:1004] 
Reply 'Inglis of Murdiston Esqr' in the form of a very brief note on a recipe. 10 August 1780
 
[DOC ID:2029] 
Letter from Alexander Inglis, concerning his own case. He mentions that he had also been seen by Alexander Wood. He reports that his complaint is 'more confirmed by the Sea and fresh Water Bath, than Removed', and that his symptoms include painful ejaculation 'in the Act of Injoyment'. He asks if he should 'Continue the Sea B[a]thing by going to Arran & fresh Water when at Home Or come to Town directly for a Course of Mercury'. 19 July 1781
 

People involved in this case

7 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 382] James Carmichael
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 627] Provost Walter Inglis Hamilton (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 699] Mr Alexander Hamilton Inglis (of Murdist(o)un; Alexander Inglis Hamilton)
[PERS ID: 2584] Mr John or Hector McLean (McClean)
[PERS ID: 2582] Mr Charles Wilson (McClean)
[PERS ID: 588] Mr Alexander Wood (McClean)

Unique Places linked to this Case

9 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
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Murdieston (Murdietoun) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
Place Leith Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Highlands East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Place Prestonpans Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Arran Western Isles Scotland Europe certain
Place Hamilton Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

16 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 Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Writing Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Writing Murdieston (Murdietoun) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
SpecificDestination of LetterCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Murdieston (Murdietoun) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Leith Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Highlands East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Prestonpans Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Arran Western Isles Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Murdieston (Murdietoun) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Hamilton Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain