Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:343]: Case of Mr Welsh, who has a swollen leg after he injured it in a fall in April 1775.

Documents in this case

2 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1208] 
Loose, undated case note of an unnamed patient whose various symptoms appeared after 'a fall upon the Pavement'. Letter found with other 1775 letters, but the symptoms and other internal details closely match those of the Mr Welsh in Cullen's response in document ID:347, so it has been assumed this is the same patient and that Cullen was the addressee. October? 1775?
 
[DOC ID:347] 
Reply giving directions for Mr Welsh, regarding the swelling of his leg after he injured it in a fall in April (1775). Cullen describes it as becoming a 'receptacle for the humours' since late June, and that this threatens his breast, presumably through dropsy. He recommends that Mr Welsh wear a laced compression stocking, and takes some diaphoretic pills, for which he encloses a recipe. 15 October 1775
 

People involved in this case

3 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1639]
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1602] Mr Welsh (Professor Cullen)

Unique Places linked to this Case

2 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

Places and role of place

2 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
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred