Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:502]: Case of Ann (Anne) Ormston who has had a long history of illhealth since suffering a 'scorbutic ulcer' when eighteen.

Documents in this case

6 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1146] 
Letter from Ann Ormston at Newcastle regarding her own case, giving a detailed history of her own ill-health and the many measures she has taken to find relief. She suffered a 'scorbutick Eruption' at the age of eighteen, and has endured various feverish episodes and other manifestations of ill-health since. Cullen's reply is Letter ID 311. 17 June 1775
 
[DOC ID:311] 
Reply for Ann(e) Ormston [of Newcastle],, replying to Letter 1146). She suffers from bouts of feverishness and a skin rash Cullen states he is 'of opinion that you can be cured only by a Regimen with the assistance of very few Medicines'. He recommends cold bathing and avoiding extremes of temperature, spending the winters in the south of France or north of Italy, and a diet consisting of very little animal food. He gives a febrifuge recipe, having explained that her skin eruption is probably a sweat-rash from the fevers. 23 June 1775
 
[DOC ID:1158] 
Letter from Ann Ormston. who has a long history of illhealth, regarding her own case. 23 July 1775
 
[DOC ID:1163] 
Letter from A[nn] Ormston regarding her own case. She had hoped to visit Cullen before the time of writing, but still intends to visit Edinburgh with her father. The enclosure mentioned seems to have been a payment or gift. 8 August 1775
 
[DOC ID:345] 
Reply 'For Miss Ann Ormston'. She has 'no formed disease' but a constitution rendered delicate by accidents, notably an 'ill cured' intermittent fever. She is advised to avoid cold Northumberland winters, and Madeira is suggested as a destination. Cullen recommends 'that firmness of mind and discretion which she naturally possesses' and that she avoids 'Physicians and Apothecaries who will give her drugs'. He refers to his advice in Letter 311, and gives a recipe only for one strengthener from the latest edition of the Edinburgh Pharmacopœia. 8 October 1775
 
[DOC ID:1180]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Ann Ormston regarding both her case and that of her younger sister Polly, after their visit to Cullen in Edinburgh. Ann also refers to her mother's herbal tea of Coltsfoot. 2 December 1775
 

People involved in this case

9 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1661]
[PERS ID: 1454] Dr Askew
[PERS ID: 1452] Dr Charles Brown
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1453] Dr Hird (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1501] Miss Mary Ormston (Polly)
[PERS ID: 1610] Mr Jonathan Ormston (Polly)
[PERS ID: 1611] Mrs Mary Ormston (Mary Goldsbrough)
[PERS ID: 1451] Mrs Ann(e) Waldie (Ann Ormston)

Unique Places linked to this Case

11 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 certain
Place Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred
Region South of France France Europe certain
Place Harrogate North-East England Europe certain
Region Northern Italy Italy Europe certain
Region Madeira Spain Europe certain
Country England Europe certain
Place Kelso Borders Scotland Europe certain
Region North-East England Europe certain
Place Leeds North-East England Europe certain

Places and role of place

17 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 Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred
RegionTherapeutic Recommendation South of France France Europe certain
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Harrogate North-East England Europe certain
RegionTherapeutic Recommendation Northern Italy Italy Europe certain
RegionTherapeutic Recommendation Madeira Spain Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Harrogate North-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Kelso Borders Scotland Europe certain
RegionMentioned / Other North-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Leeds North-East England Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain