Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:551]: Case of Miss Kerr who has severe colic.

Documents in this case

4 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:4469] 
Reply headed 'Mr Wemyss C. Miss Kerr', but entry left blank except for title. June? 1779?
 
[DOC ID:1704] 
Letter from David Wemyss concerning the case of Miss Kerr, whose colic has returned. She has been treated with anodynes, but she cannot bear the smell of musk. She has been spitting blood, but cannot be blistered again, as the site of previous blisters is still sore. 12 July 1779
 
[DOC ID:4475] 
Reply, 'Mr D. Wemyss C. Miss Kerr'. Reply headed 'Mr D. Wemyss C. Miss Kerr', p.45. Cullen recommends dosing her with laudanum, while keeping her belly open, for the return of her colics. He thinks she may be able to bear the musk, although she has an aversion to the smell. He advises blistering for her blood-spitting. 14 July 1779
 
[DOC ID:4491] 
Reply 'For Miss Kerr'. Cullen advises on laxative pills, the use of glysters, and keeping her legs and feet warm: 'she should always wear worsted understockings & never walk abroad in the Country but in thick shoes or good Boxes'. 24 August 1779
 

People involved in this case

3 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1753] Miss Kerr (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1752] Dr David Wemyss (Professor Cullen)

Unique Places linked to this Case

3 found.

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

Places and role of place

5 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 Dunfermline Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Dunfermline Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlacePlace of Handstamp Dunfermline Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain