Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:455]: Case of Miss Jane Innes who has a long-term cough (consumption) which eventually proves fatal.

Documents in this case

10 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:4059] 
Reply 'For Miss Jean Innes'. Cullen assures the recipient that she is not consumptive, but that her catarrhal condition needs care. Dietary and exercise advice follow. The coltsfoot (tussilago) recipe is given in English, in full, which suggests it may be for a family member/layperson (possibly her sister Anna?). Cullen recommends it in preference to Dr Brodie's use of opiates, as it is more "innocent". 16 May 1777
 
[DOC ID:4214] 
Reply, 'Dr Brodie C[oncerning] Miss Jane Innes' 10 February 1778
 
[DOC ID:1493] 
Letter from Anna Innes concerning the case of her sister Jean (Jane), who has a hectic cough (consumption). 19 February 1778
 
[DOC ID:1497] 
Letter from Anna Innes regarding the case of her sister, Jean (Jane), who shows symptoms of being consumptive. 25 February 1778
 
[DOC ID:4222] 
Reply to 'Miss [Anna] Innes C[oncerning] her sister', in which Cullen notes that he is waiting to hear from Dr Brodie, their attending physician. 27? February? 1778?
 
[DOC ID:1503] 
Letter from Anna Innes concerning the case of her sister. Document 1502 was originally enclosed with this. 6 March 1778
 
[DOC ID:1502] 
Letter from Thomas Stephen regarding the case of Miss Innes. The letter states that Miss Innes consulted Cullen the previous summer (ie 1777) about a cough. 6 March 1778
 
[DOC ID:4228] 
Reply, 'To Miss Innes C. her Sister'. 9 March 1778
 
[DOC ID:4230] 
Reply to 'Dr Stephen C[oncering] Miss J[ean also known as Jane] Innes' concerning how to continue various treatments for her cough. 11 March 1778
 
[DOC ID:1529]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Thomas Stephen in Elgin, enclosing the case of Miss Bell Shaw, a delicate woman prone to severe headaches and fainting. However, since her father's death, she has developed discomfort and difficulty in swallowing. He also reports the death of Miss J (Jean) Innes (a consumptive sister of Sir James Norcliffe), and says he did not have the chance to examine the thorax (post mortem), but expected the lungs to have been 'greatly diseased'. 4 July 1778
 

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

10 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1898] Dr David Brodie
[PERS ID: 2771] Dr H. Brodie
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1899] Miss Jean Innes (Jane)
[PERS ID: 1900] Miss Anna Innes (Jane)
[PERS ID: 2227] Mr Innes (Jane)
[PERS ID: 1981] Sir James Innes Norcliffe (Sir James Norcliffe, 6th Bt of Innes; later James Innes Ker, 5th Duke of Roxburghe)
[PERS ID: 2203] Miss Isabella Shaw (Bell Shaw)
[PERS ID: 2239] Reverend Lachlan Shaw (of Elgin; Miss Bell Shaw's father)
[PERS ID: 820] Dr Thomas Stephen (of Elgin; Miss Bell Shaw's father)

Unique Places linked to this Case

8 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
Place Elgin East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMains Castle Mayne (Main) East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Bristol South-West England Europe certain
Place Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Country Scotland Europe certain
Country England Europe certain

Places and role of place

13 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 Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlacePlace of Writing Elgin East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
SpecificPlace of WritingMains Castle Mayne (Main) East Highlands 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 certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Elgin East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificDestination of LetterMains Castle Mayne (Main) East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Bristol South-West England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other Scotland Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other England Europe certain