Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:333]: Case of Mr Kennedy whose disease Cullen considers to be 'entirely epileptic'.

Documents in this case

8 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1151] 
Letter from Dr Thomas Yorstoun [Yerstoun] at Waterside, Dumfries, addressed to Walter Riddell at (Friars') Carse, regarding the case of his friend Mr Kennedy whose condition has worsened to include several fits 'w[ith] all the symptoms of Epilepsy'. He traces the condition back to a sore on Mr Kennedy's head, and refers to his treatment with a seton. 24 June 1775
 
[DOC ID:313] 
Reply with directions for Mr Kennedy regarding his epilepsy almost certainly addressed to Dr Thomas Yorstoun. Cullen recommends exercise, a seton, and one medicine - cuprum ammoniacum - of which, since it is not yet common 'in the country', a small parcel from 'the dispensatory' will be sent along with Kennedy. 9 July 1775
 
[DOC ID:1164] 
Letter from Dr Thomas Yorstoun regarding Mr Kennedy's progress since he has been under Cullen's directions, in reply to Cullen's request for further particulars of the case. The treatment with Ammoniacal Copper has been successful in reducing the frequncy and severity of his epileptic fits and he 'became much more mild & tractable in his temper'. The seton is discharging plentifully. 21 August 1775
 
[DOC ID:1298]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Thomas Yorstoun concerning the case of his father, Reverend Mr Peter Yorstoun, and the case of his friend and patient Mr Kennedy. Includes a recipe Kennedy has been taking. The missing enclosed case note is document 1296. 24 June 1776
 
[DOC ID:3851]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply to Dr Thomas Yorstoun, 'For The Revd Mr Yorstoun' his father. Cullen advises on treating the father's gout, piles and anal prolapse, and comments very briefly on the case of Mr Kennedy, another of their patients. 1 July 1776
 
[DOC ID:1308]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Thomas Yorstoun concerning the case of his father, Reverend Mr Peter Yorstoun. Yorstoun is 'sorry & asham'd at the inacuracy of my [previous] Letter', which lacked a date and place. The postscript mentions another patient (Mr Kennedy) and his doctor (Mr Riddell). 7 July 1776
 
[DOC ID:3964] 
Reply [to Dr Thomas Yourstoun] titled 'For Mr Kennedy' in which Cullen questions the value of a syrup prescribed by Lord Trimlestone, but sees no harm in it. Cullen suggests they consult him again after this syrup has been tried. 11 December 1776
 
[DOC ID:4125] 
Reply, 'Mr Kennedy to Mr Yourston' 30 August 1777
 

People involved in this case

6 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1778] Lord Robert Barnewall (12th Baron Trimlestone)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1054] Mr Kennedy (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1459] Mr Walter Riddell (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 928] Reverend Peter Yorstoun (of Closeburn & Dalgarnoch; Yerstoun, Yorkston)
[PERS ID: 929] Dr Thomas Yorstoun (Yerstoun, Yorstown, Yorkston)

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
SpecificWaterside Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificFriars Carse Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
Place Drumlanrig (Drumlanrig Castle) Borders Scotland Europe inferred
Place Dumfries Borders 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
SpecificPlace of WritingWaterside Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Writing Drumlanrig (Drumlanrig Castle) Borders Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificDestination of LetterWaterside Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificDestination of LetterFriars Carse Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Drumlanrig (Drumlanrig Castle) Borders Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain