Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:492]: Case of young Mr Scott whose fainting episodes are attributed to 'rapid growth'. His father may be case 493.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1183] 
Letter from Dr John Burn at Berwick regarding the case of a 'young Man', who took ill while living in London so consequently 'returned to his Native air' and whose father, Mr Scot(t) is to deliver the letter to Cullen. 10 December 1775
 
[DOC ID:1184] 
Letter from John Burn regarding the case of Mr Scott's son. Since the previous letter was sent in a hurry, he expands on the case here, giving more details about the patient. A handstamp is present but illegible. A list of names added - probably at a later date - to the reverse of the letter almost certainly refers to Edinburgh medical students. Some cross-referencing of known matriculation dates suggests that it is probably one of Cullen's class-lists for the year 1775/6. It includes the name of Charles Darwin (1758-1778), the eldest son of the physician and poet Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802). Charles was uncle of Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the biologist who discovered natural selection but predeceased the birth of his nephew, having died of an infected wound sustained during an anatomy class at Edinburgh in 1778. 11 December 1775
 
[DOC ID:371] 
Reply 'For Mr John Scott' 13 December 1775
 

People involved in this case

18 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1233] Dr Thomas Blackburne
[PERS ID: 1225] Dr Lewis Brotherson
[PERS ID: 1235] Dr Horace Buckner
[PERS ID: 323] Dr John Burn (at Berwick)
[PERS ID: 1226] Dr John Caulet (at Berwick)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1223] Mr Charles Darwin (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1224] Dr Dennis Dorsey (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1237] Dr Ezekiel Dorsey (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1230] Dr Philip Fischer (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1232] Dr Robert Garraway (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1227] Dr Edward Mease (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1229] Dr Thomas Paytherus (Peytherus)
[PERS ID: 1221] I. or John Scott (Peytherus)
[PERS ID: 1533] Mrs Scott (Peytherus)
[PERS ID: 1236] Dr George Shaw (Peytherus)
[PERS ID: 1231] Dr Samuel Foart Simmons (Peytherus)
[PERS ID: 1234] Dr Nathaniel Tucker (Peytherus)

Unique Places linked to this Case

4 found.

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

Places and role of place

6 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 inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain