Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:471]: Case of Mr Alexander Craig who has swollen legs.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:4582] 
Reply, 'Dr Stevenson C(oncerning) Mr A. Craig', whose condition Cullen believes to be 'a Species of Dr Heberdens Angina Pectoris'. He suggests using Æther. 3 March 1780
 
[DOC ID:4587] 
Reply, to Dr Stevenson, headed 'For Mr Alexr. Craig'. Cullen (addressing Dr Stevenson), writes that 'I can think of no cause of his anasarca but an obstruction of the Vena Cava or of a considerable portion of the Lymphatic glands which may happen in an originally scrophulous constitution'. He suggests some medicines. 21 March 1780
 
[DOC ID:4591] 
Reply, 'Dr Stevenson C[oncerning] Mr Craig'. Cullen does not advise blistering anasarcous legs, but does not yet think it is time to puncture. He discusses several remedies, and encloses a recipe. 3 April 1780
 

People involved in this case

4 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 3013] Mr Alexander Craig
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 997] Dr William Heberden (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 563] Dr Alexander Stevenson (Professor; of Dalgairn )

Unique Places linked to this Case

2 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred

Places and role of place

2 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
PlaceDestination of Letter Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred