Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:2313]: Case of Robert Richardson, who coughs up blood.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:5812] 
Reply, "Dr Robertson C[oncerning] ____", although this appears to be a mistake: the letter is written to James Wood. It concerns 'a young Gentleman who is your patient', about whom Cullen was consulted the previous day by Mr Richardson of Pitfour. The young man (Richardson's nephew) has a respiratory ailment. Cullen's advice includes preparing 'artificial Asses Milk' from cow's milk mixed with water gruel and sugar. He sends his regards to Dr Robertson. 24 April 1789
 
[DOC ID:3581] 
Letter from James Wood concerning the case of Robert Richardson, nephew of Mr Richardson of Pitfour, Perthshire. He is now coughing up pure blood, and Wood and Mr Richardson request Cullen's approval of a plan to send him to the Continent for the winter. 4 September 1789
 
[DOC ID:5889] 
Reply, 'Mr Robt. Richardson'. Cullen had suspected a Phthisis Pulmonalis, and Wood's latest report confirms it. He recomments wintering in Lisbon, either via London or via Falmouth. 5 September 1789
 

People involved in this case

5 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 5606] Mr John? Richardson (of Pitfour (Perthshire))
[PERS ID: 5607] Mr Robert Richardson (of Pitfour (Perthshire))
[PERS ID: 2177] Dr Colin Robertsone (Robertson)
[PERS ID: 5170] Dr James Wood (of Keithick)

Unique Places linked to this Case

8 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Continent Europe certain
Place Lisbon Portugal Portugal Europe certain
Place London London and South-East England Europe certain
Place Falmouth South-West England Europe certain
SpecificPitfour House / Pitfour Castle St Madoes Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

11 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 Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe inferred
ContinentTherapeutic Recommendation Europe certain
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Lisbon Portugal Portugal Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Falmouth South-West England Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherPitfour House / Pitfour Castle St Madoes Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain