Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:2294]: Case of Mr Sanderson, the brother of the vicar of Morpeth, who 'has a diabetes'.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:3457] 
Letter from Richard Sherwood of Staindrop to Rev. Mr. Sanderson in Morpeth, concerning the case of Sanderson's brother. He discusses his diabetes, 'which I am apt to think has been brought on by the abuse of Spirituous Liquors, as well as excessive ale drinking', and the treatment he is giving. He agrees that his case should be 'laid before some Gentleman eminent in his Profession'. Enclosed with Doc ID 3456. 27 January 1789
 
[DOC ID:3456] 
Letter from Charles Keith, on the case of Mr Sanderson, who has diabetes. Covering letter by Keith enclosing a letter from Richard Sherwood of Staindrop. This letter had been addressed to Rev Mr Sanderson, Morpeth, who was the patient's brother, and who had passed the letter on to Keith. Previously the patient had objected to his case being put to a physician 'eminent in his Profession' but now allowed it. Keith discusses the use of opium in diabetes cases, and sends greetings to 'Dr Henry' (Cullen's son). The enclosure mentioned is Document 3457, linked in this case. 2 February 1789
 
[DOC ID:5776] 
Reply to Dr Keith concerning Mr Sanderson's case. He thanks him for forwarding it from Richard Sherwood, and agrees with Sherwood's handling of it. He suggests some medicines and advocates the encouragement of perspiration with exercise: 'it is only by much exercise on horseback especially, or in a Carriage that I have known Diabetes cured'. He asks after Dr Keith's health and mentions that his own is recovered. 4 February 1789
 

People involved in this case

7 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 5001]
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 544] Dr Henry Cullen (Harry, Dr Henry, "the young doctor" )
[PERS ID: 3387] Dr Charles Keith (Harry, Dr Henry, "the young doctor" )
[PERS ID: 4999] Reverend William Sanderson (Saunderson; of Morpeth)
[PERS ID: 5000] Mr Sanderson (Saunderson)
[PERS ID: 5002] Mr Richard Sherwood (of Staindrop and Snow Hall)

Unique Places linked to this Case

7 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Morpeth North-East England Europe certain
Place Staindrop North-East England Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Montrose East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Place Durham North-East England Europe certain
Place Darlington 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 Morpeth North-East England Europe certain
PlacePlace of Writing Staindrop North-East England Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Morpeth North-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Montrose East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Durham North-East England Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Morpeth North-East England Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Darlington North-East England Europe certain