Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:2293]: Case of Mr William Bower whose long history of ill health is traced back to when he had to have his right hand amputated after a gun he was holding 'burst'.

Documents in this case

2 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:3474] 
Letter from Fotherley Pannell, giving the full case history of William Bower, aged about 27, son of Mr Bower of Scorton. Formerly an attorney's clerk in London, 'living well and rather freely', he 'frequently sacrificed at the shrine of Venus' and contracted gonorrhœa. He had his right hand amputated by Lambert of Newcastle, after a shooting accident c. 1782, and has been in declining health ever since. He is now extremely emaciated, with severe breathing difficulties and cough, as well as digestive symptoms. Pannell had advised him to travel to Edinburgh to consult Cullen, but he is getting worse, according to a letter from his father, received last night and here transcribed for Cullen. 7 March 1789
 
[DOC ID:5798] 
Reply to Dr Pannell concerning the case of Mr Bower. Cullen believes that his accident had caused 'a nervous debility' and that his chest ailments 'have arisen chiefly from cold'. He is doubtful of hydrothorax, but approves Pannell's treatment, recommending blistering. The date is inferred as the dateline on the copy is damaged, but Cullen's remark that there is no post going out tomorrow suggests he is writing on a Saturday. 14? March? 1789?
 

People involved in this case

7 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 4997] Mr
[PERS ID: 4992] Mr William Bower
[PERS ID: 4993] Mr John Bower (of Scorton)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4994] Mr George Currie (Curry)
[PERS ID: 81] Mr Richard Lambert (Curry)
[PERS ID: 1659] Dr Fotherley Pannell (Curry)

Unique Places linked to this Case

6 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Northallerton North-East England Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place London London and South-East England Europe certain
Place Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
SpecificScorton Manor Scorton North-East England Europe certain

Places and role of place

9 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 Northallerton North-East England Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Northallerton North-East England Europe inferred
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherScorton Manor Scorton North-East England Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Northallerton North-East England Europe certain