Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:363]: Case of Miss Peggy Neilson seriously ill with sores, breathing problems and a 'hectic', which eventually proves fatal.

Documents in this case

7 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1619] 
Letter from Robert Neilson, concerning the case of his daughter. 2 February 1779
 
[DOC ID:1627]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Robert Neilson concerning the case of his daughter. Also mentions treatment for his own rheumatism. 16 February 1779
 
[DOC ID:1695] 
Letter from Robert Neilson concerning the case of his daughter, Peggy Neilson, who has been transported, presumably, to her home in Pailsey by coach via a night at Livingston. Month and year annotated on wrapper but not day. Must be before 9 June, when Cullen replies (in letter 4453). 7? June 1779
 
[DOC ID:4453] 
Reply headed 'To Mr I. Taylor C. Miss Neilson'. Cullen can give 'no comfortable prospect of the case', but discusses her further treatment using various medicines. 9 June 1779
 
[DOC ID:4467]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply headed 'Mr Taylor C. Mr & Miss Neilson'. Mr Robert Neilson and 'the Young Gent.' are additional patients. 28 June 1779
 
[DOC ID:1709]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Robert Neilson, reporting the death of his daughter Peggy and concerning his own case and that of a friend, Mrs Mclaws. 20 July 1779
 
[DOC ID:2136]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Alexander Taylor, concerning the case of Mr Orr, who is undergoing treatment for his sensitive and sore eyes. He mentions that there is a hereditary disposition towards scrofula in the family. He also reports on Mr Neilson's post-mortem, on the econdition of the stomach, heart and blood-vessels: 'Can grief be supposed to have been a remote Cause here?' on account of his daughter, he asks. 23 January 1782
 

People involved in this case

13 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 2896] ('The Coach Man')
[PERS ID: 2897] ('The Coach Man')
[PERS ID: 2957] ('The Coach Man')
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 832] Mrs Macclaw (MacLaw, Mclaws)
[PERS ID: 206] Mr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley)
[PERS ID: 2092] Miss Margaret Neilson (Peggy)
[PERS ID: 2668] Mrs Jean Neilson (Nielson)
[PERS ID: 2895] Nicholson (Nielson)
[PERS ID: 211] Mr William Orr ((later) of Ingliston, then Ralston)
[PERS ID: 207] Dr Alexander Taylor (Sanders)
[PERS ID: 2909] Mr I. Taylor (Sanders)
[PERS ID: 2840] Mr James Vitche (Sanders)

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
Place Paisley Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Livingston Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Musselburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Newbiggen (Newbiggin) North-East England Europe certain

Places and role of place

8 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 Paisley Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Paisley Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Livingston Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Musselburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Newbiggen (Newbiggin) North-East England Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Paisley Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain