Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:474]: Case of Henry Watt who initially reports a bad cough and 'tumours' on his ribs; he is subsequently treated for swollen joints and severe rheumatic pains.

Letters 1958, 1984, 1992, 1996 are all dictated by the same scribe as he writes "you" as "yow" with a definate "w" when compared with that when used in "now".

Documents in this case

13 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1876] 
Case note describing the case of Mr Watt. Unsigned and undated, but dates can be inferred from the rest of the case. June? 1780?
 
[DOC ID:970] 
Reply 'For Mr Watt', whose 'breast has been threatened with a dangerous but not confirmed ailment'. Cullen mentions the 'tumours on your side' and recommends continuing goat whey. 2 June 1780
 
[DOC ID:993] 
Reply 'For Mr Watt', who 'must take precautions against the winter season'. 23 July 1780
 
[DOC ID:1888] 
Letter from Henry Watt concerning his own case. His illness was not helped after seeing Cullen by being exposed to the cold on the ferry-boat journey back to Fife and his illness continues despite taking horse-rides and the medicines as prescribed. 24 July 1780
 
[DOC ID:995] 
Reply "For Mr Watt. Burntisland". Cullen believes that the fever he recently suffered has slowed his progress, 'but I hope you will soon get over it'. 28 July 1780
 
[DOC ID:1958] 
Letter from Henry Watt, concerning his own case. Letter dictated to his clerk. Watt is following a plaister treatment recommended by the popular medical writer William Buchan. 18 December 1780
 
[DOC ID:1064] 
Reply to Henry Watt, merchant in Burntisland. Cullen is pleased to hear that his former treatment succeded, and is hopeful that he can 'be again able to relieve you']. Recommends a blistering plaister to the hip joint. 19 December 1780
 
[DOC ID:1072] 
Reply with brief directions, with recipe, for Mr Henry Watt, instructing him to '[w]ait for a better season', guard his limbs against cold, and refrain from trying to walk until he is able'. 15 January 1781
 
[DOC ID:1984] 
Letter from Henry Watt, concerning his own case. Watt suffers from a rheumatic complaint in his leg, which gives him considerable pain. 6 March 1781
 
[DOC ID:1094] 
Reply 'For Mr Henry Watt' 8 March 1781
 
[DOC ID:1992] 
Letter from Henry Watt, concerning his own case. Watt has left off taking the aperient oil and his leg still suffers swelling. He is, however, able to 'walk two or three times round the Room upon Crutches' for exercise. 17 March 1781
 
[DOC ID:1100] 
Reply 'For Mr Henry Watt' 21 March 1781
 
[DOC ID:1996] 
Letter from Henry Watt, concerning his own case. 27 March 1781
 

People involved in this case

5 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 2979] Dr William Buchan
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 3273] Dr Sutherland (of Inverkeithing / Innerkeithing)
[PERS ID: 792] Mr Henry Watt (of Burntisland)
[PERS ID: 3292] Mrs Watt (of Burntisland)

Unique Places linked to this Case

5 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Burntisland Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Country England Europe certain
Place Inverkeithing (Innerkeithing) Edinburgh and East Scotland 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 Burntisland Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Burntisland Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Inverkeithing (Innerkeithing) Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Burntisland Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred