Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:2107]: Case of an unnamed clergyman troubled with passing sand in his urine, a stranguary, then Priapism.

Documents in this case

7 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:3309] 
Letter from Robinson Foxley, concerning the case of an unnamed clergyman, aged 60, in Manchester, who suffers from urinary tract problems. His most painful and pressing symptom is priapism. Foxley expresses his admiration for Cullen's publications, 'although the Doctrines therein contained have been critically and unkindly canvassed by Dr. J. Browne and his prejudiced adherents'. Payment is to be sent via a Manchester merchant, Mr. Ogden. 13 February 1788
 
[DOC ID:5608] 
Reply to Robinson Foxley concerning an unnamed patient, 'the Revd.', who suffers from priapism. Cullen advises the use of camphor, and encloses prescriptions. 19 February 1788
 
[DOC ID:3310] 
Letter from Robinson Foxley, concerning the case of the unnamed Manchester clergyman who has priapism. Letter will be delivered by Mr Forrester from St Petersburg. Foxley observes that the patient is, 'Though hale and strong to appearance, rather of a nervous Constitution, and apt to be fluttered on sudden Occasions.' The annotation mentions that the answer has not been copied. 25 February 1788
 
[DOC ID:3332] 
Letter from Robinson Foxley, concerning the unnamed clergyman: the camphor has been left off, its effects 'not appearing perhaps fully equal to his Expectation'. 23 April 1788
 
[DOC ID:5639] 
Reply to Robinson Foxley, in response to 'yours of the 23d', concerning his unnamed patient, 'the Revd'. Cullen asks that he persevere with the camphor. 28 April 1788
 
[DOC ID:3389] 
Letter from Robinson Foxley, concerning the case of the priapic clergyman he has written to Cullen about previously: 'there doth not appear any abatement of the Symptoms when under the Influence of this powerful Medecine' (the camphor prescribed). The patient has now gone to Scarborough for sea bathing, with his family. He adds 'I am happy to find it is your Intention to treat the World with an Edition of your Materia medica, published under your own Inspection'. 6 September 1788
 
[DOC ID:5714] 
Reply to Robinson Foxley, in response of 'yours of the 6th', concerning his unnamed patient. Cullen apologises for his delay in replying because it was 'falling into a time of graduation, only finished yesterday'. If the patient is still in Scarborough, he recommends cold bathing, and also combining opium with the camphor.Part of the second page is overlaid with a mirror-image in copying. 13 September 1788
 

People involved in this case

9 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 4708] Reverend
[PERS ID: 4705] Dr John Brown (Browne)
[PERS ID: 1815] Dr George Cheyne (Browne)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4709] Mr Forrester (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4707] Dr Robinson Foxley (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 2872] Dr Friedrich Hoffmann (Hoffman)
[PERS ID: 1688] Dr Robert James (Hoffman)
[PERS ID: 4706] Mr Ogden (Hoffman)

Unique Places linked to this Case

5 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Manchester North-West England Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place Scarborough North-East England Europe certain
Place St Petersburg Russia Russia Europe certain

Places and role of place

8 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 Manchester North-West England Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Manchester North-West England Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Scarborough North-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other St Petersburg Russia Russia Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Manchester North-West England Europe certain