Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:30]: Case of an unnamed patient, a 'young Lady 23 years old' suffering from sleeplessness, fits of breathlessness, sickness and muscle spasms.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1904] 
Letter concerning the case of an unnamed 23-year-old female patient who has recently starting suffering 'fits' of being unable to breath properly. The author can be identified by the handwriting as Dr John Gilchrist of Dumfries. This case history is almost certainly the missing enclosure sent with Letter ID:1946 [and ID:1050 is Cullen's response (symptoms and treatments match)]. August? 1780?
 
[DOC ID:1946] 
Letter from Dr J[ames]. Vaughan, concerning the case of an unnamed female patient, and gently reminding Cullen that he once sent him his own publication on Hydrophobia. 1? November 1780
 
[DOC ID:1050] 
Reply 'Dr Vaughan C[oncerning an unnamed female patient]', whose disease Cullen believes 'is no doubt one of those Anomalous Spasmodic affections which have their chief seat in the Nervous System'. Dr James Vaughan had sent Cullen his 1778 publication on Hydrophobia. 8 November 1780
 

People involved in this case

4 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1192]
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 115] Dr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[PERS ID: 1191] Dr James Vaughan (of Speddoch)

Unique Places linked to this Case

3 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place Leicester Midlands England Europe inferred

Places and role of place

4 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 Leicester Midlands England Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Leicester Midlands England Europe inferred