Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:503]: Case of Miss Polly Ormston who has 'a tendency to consumption'.

[CASE-502-LINK]Cullen also treated her sister[/CASE].

Documents in this case

2 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:344] 
Reply with directions 'For Miss Polly Ormston', probably addressed to her sister Ann(e), also a patient and correspondent of Cullen's, in Newcastle]. Polly has a cough and 'tendency to consumption' although it is not confirmed. Cullen recommends precautionary measure of travelling at least to the South of France to avoid the northern winter, and even there, she should wear a flannel shirt. He also suggests a blister on her side, to kept open for a year or two, or a pea issue behind the shoulder if the blister is inconvenient. Includes a recipe for pectoral pills. 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

5 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (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

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 Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred
Region South of France France Europe certain
Country England 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 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
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other England Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain