Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:356]: Case of Captain Patrick Ferguson, who has bilious and other complaints after military service overseas, and has also been previously treated with mercury for syphilis.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1128] 
Letter from Captain Patrick Ferguson, at 'Mills Court' (sic, probably for Mylne's Court), Edinburgh, describing his bilious and other symptoms, which he attributes to weakened circulation and the effects of his service in the West Indies, and saying he will call on Cullen that afternoon. 26 February 1775
 
[DOC ID:514] 
Reply 'For Captn. [Patrick] Ferguson', with advice and a prescription for his digestive/bilious problems, which Cullen believes derive from his service in the West Indies. Probably given to the patient in person. 28 February 1775
 
[DOC ID:1159] 
Letter (unsigned) from Captain Patrick Ferguson concerning his own case, from contracting syphilis and a putrid sore throat in 1774 down to a recent bout of illness after eating mushrooms: his health has already been already undermined by illness in the West Indies and by the mercury treatment for syphilis. He refers to consulting Mr Adair (either Robert, Surgeon-General to the Army, or John) and to consulting Cullen in February 1775. 26 July 1775
 

People involved in this case

3 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1345] Mr Robert or John Adair
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 275] Captain Patrick Ferguson (Captain Ferguson, Captain Fergusson (later Major Ferguson))

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
SpecificMilne's Court Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificMylne's Court Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Continent West Indies certain

Places and role of place

7 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 WritingMylne's Court Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificPlace of WritingMilne's Court Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificDestination of LetterCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificDestination of LetterMylne's Court Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
ContinentMentioned / Other West Indies certain