Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:300]: Case of William Hogg who has ulcers and then a severe cough.

Documents in this case

10 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:138] 
Reply, 'Mr Wm Hog', regarding diet and exercise and also instructing him to take 'the aperient solution sent to you by the Carrier'. The use of the second person plural here seems to indicate a joint consultation with Alexander Wood, as implied in Hogg's reply, Doc [ID:2017] . 29 May 1781
 
[DOC ID:2017] 
Letter from William Hogg, who has received Cullen and Wood's directions. He has stopped taking mercury, because he finds it in his mouth. He asks that any further medicines be sent by Mr Wood by the carrier, or else to friends in Leith. 12 June 1781
 
[DOC ID:183] 
Reply 'For Mr William Hog', advising him to take the sulphurous waters in Moffat. Cullen provides directions on taking the waters, dressing his sores, and diet, and encloses a laxative prescription if it is necessary. 17 August 1781
 
[DOC ID:203] 
Prescriptions 'For Wm Hogg N. Berwick', for deobstruents. 10 October 1781
 
[DOC ID:2181] 
Letter from William Hogg, concerning his own case. He is disappointed at not having seen Cullen when he was in town. He reports that new ulcers have broken out, and on the state of his cough and blood-spitting. 29 March 1782
 
[DOC ID:520] 
Reply, 'Mr William Hogg'. Cullen says that from Hogg's letter 'I understand your complaints as well as if the account had been given me by a person of the profession', but hopes that the advice he gives will put the patient 'in a condition of coming to see me here'. He recommends bleeding and plastering, and adds a recipe for medicine to remedy the patient's cough. 1 April 1782
 
[DOC ID:2185] 
Letter from William Hogg, concerning his own case. His cough is much improved, but he is now suffering from gripes and looseness of the bowels. 7 April 1782
 
[DOC ID:525] 
Reply to William Hogg, beginning 'I am sorry to hear that you cannot get quit of one ailment without falling into another'. Hogg has a bad cough and Cullen advises him on the use of laudanum, with a recipe enclosed. 8 April 1782
 
[DOC ID:2195] 
Letter from William Hogg, concerning his own case. He has now recovered from the gripes and flux, but finds 'some New tumors coming on which I know no Medicine will prevent breaking'. He plans to return to Moffat at the end of the following month. 25 April 1782
 
[DOC ID:534] 
Reply to William Hogg, whose near-recovery Cullen is pleased to hear of. Cullen hopes that 'another Season of Moffat' will relieve the remaining complaints, but since the patient cannot travel there soon, suggests taking the juice of the leaves of Tussilago [Coltsfoot] in the meantime. Cullen gives detailed instructions on how to extract the juice. 29 April 1782
 

People involved in this case

7 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 5901] Mr
[PERS ID: 5902] Mr
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 2628] Mr Dalrymple (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 100] Mr William Hogg (Hog)
[PERS ID: 2627] Mr Rannie (Hog)
[PERS ID: 588] Mr Alexander Wood (Hog)

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 Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place North Berwick Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place Moffat Borders Scotland Europe certain
Place Leith Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

10 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 Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Writing North Berwick Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificDestination of LetterCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter North Berwick Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Moffat Borders Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Leith Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Moffat Borders Scotland Europe certain