Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:430]: Case of 'an extraordinary Cure performed by the use of Clivers otherwise Goose Grass' communciated to Cullen by Mrs Baillie of Mellerstain, through other parties.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:814] 
Letter from Christopher Douglas, serving as a covering letter for two cases gathered by Mrs Baillie about the use of Goosegrass in cases of Cancer and Leprosy (or Herpes). Mrs Baillie's covering note was also included (Letter ID:815). One of the enclosed cases is Letter ID:1195, but that concerning Lord Lauderdale remains untraced. 19 August 1771
 
[DOC ID:815] 
Letter from Mrs Baillie. One of two covering letters enclosing two cases which she wishes Cullen to read and pass on to his colleague Dr (Prof) John Gregory (the other covering letter by Christopher Douglass (Letter ID:814). The cases are gathered by Mrs Baillie and concern the use of Goosegrass in cases of Cancer and Leprosy or Herpes. One of these enclosed cases is Letter ID:1195 but the other is untraced. 19 August 1771
 
[DOC ID:1195] 
Letter from Rev. Dr. Bateman to Rev. Mr. Renaud [Renoud] of Whitchurch, describing 'an extraordinary Cure performed by the use of Clivers otherwise Goose Grass',which took place in the writer's parish, in the form of a copy in the hand of Dr Christopher Douglas of Kelso as sent to Cullen by Douglas on behalf of Mrs Baillie at Mellerstein as an enclosure in Letter ID:814. The date of 1771 is not necessarily the date of the actual cure but indicates when Douglas made the copy. The precise status and origins of this letter are obscure since a version, dated 1 September 1783, was printed in The Gentleman's Magazine, in 1790, (Volume 60, Part 2), pp. 1164-65. 19? August? 1771?
 

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

11 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1398] Mrs
[PERS ID: 224] Mrs Baillie
[PERS ID: 1396] Reverend Bateman
[PERS ID: 1400] Dr George Bullman
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1399] Dr Johann Jacob Dillen (Dillenius)
[PERS ID: 571] Dr Christopher Douglas (of Kelso)
[PERS ID: 540] Dr John Gregory (of Kelso)
[PERS ID: 1401] Mr William Gregory (of Woolhope)
[PERS ID: 964] Earl James Maitland (of Lauderdale; Lord Lauderdale; 7th Earl of Lauderdale)
[PERS ID: 1397] Reverend Daniel Renaud (Renoud; of Whitchurch)

Unique Places linked to this Case

9 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
Place Kelso Borders Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMellerstain house Kelso Borders Scotland Europe certain
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place Whitchurch Midlands England Europe inferred
Place Abingdon East England Europe certain
Place Woolhope Midlands England Europe certain
SpecificMagdalen College Oxford East England Europe certain
SpecificLincoln College Oxford East England Europe certain

Places and role of place

9 found.

TypeRoleSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
PlacePlace of Writing Kelso Borders Scotland Europe certain
SpecificPlace of WritingMellerstain house Kelso Borders Scotland Europe certain
SpecificDestination of LetterCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Whitchurch Midlands England Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Abingdon East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Woolhope Midlands England Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherMagdalen College Oxford East England Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherLincoln College Oxford East England Europe certain