Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:372]: Case of Master Bell, an infant with paralysis of the legs after a fever.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1351]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from James Wood regarding the case of Master Bell, an infant of one year and nine months who cannot move his legs. 23 January 1777
 
[DOC ID:1352] 
Letter to James Wood with directions for Master Bell. Cullen suggests the infant's ailment is 'paralytic from serous Colluvies affecting the Medulla Spinalis'. He recommends friction and embrocation. Regarding diet, while the patient's age limits his suggestions, he advises 'milk meats without roots or greens and a little broth' and that 'he may be the better of a spoonfull of Port and water once a day'. [DOC ID:3988] is a rough draft of this with slight variations. 25 January 1777
 
[DOC ID:4108]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply to 'Mr James Wood Surgeon at Berwick C. Messrs Potts & Bell', with much discussion of the value, or otherwise, of cold bathing. 19 August 1777
 

These documents contain one or more that share the same date. We have manually applied an order based on what we know.

People involved in this case

5 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1669] Mr Bell (Master Bell)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 560] Sir Thomas Haggerston (Heaggerston, 4th Baronet)
[PERS ID: 1534] Mr Potts (Heaggerston, 4th Baronet)
[PERS ID: 408] Mr James Wood (of Berwick)

Unique Places linked to this Case

3 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

5 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 Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe certain