Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:579]: Case of Sir William Carr [Kerr] of Etal [Etall] with urinary retention and a suspected diabetes.

Documents in this case

14 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:3845] 
Reply for 'Mr Kerr of Etall'. Advice for the elderly (Sir) William Carr of Etal, (father of Lady Erroll), for urinary problems. The enclosure of an electuary recipe is mentioned, but it is not appended to this case book entry. 29 June 1776
 
[DOC ID:3877] 
Reply to 'Mr Carr of Etall', advising on his continued treatment for a remaining weakness in his thighs and legs with a recipe for an electuary. 22 July 1776
 
[DOC ID:3911] 
Reply, 'For Mr Carr of Etall'. At this point, Cullen does not believe Carr is suffering from diabetes. 26 August 1776
 
[DOC ID:1339] 
Letter from Dr Walter Riddell, concerning the case of Sir William Carr of Etal, describing the patient's current symptoms and his plans to try a 'sweating regimen'. 7 January 1777
 
[DOC ID:3979] 
Letter to Dr Walter Riddell conceding 'Carr of Etal'. Cullen discusses his oberservation that there might be two different forms of diabetes. 9 January 1777
 
[DOC ID:1346] 
Letter from W. Riddell, concerning the case of Sir William Carr. Riddel is methodically tracking his intake and urine output in what appears to be an attempt to study diabetes. 12 January 1777
 
[DOC ID:3982] 
Reply, 'Riddel C. Sir Wm. Carre' 14 January 1777
 
[DOC ID:1357] 
Letter from Walter Riddell concerning the case of Mr Carr (formerly Sir William Carr). 30 January 1777
 
[DOC ID:1379]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from W. Riddell concerning the continuing case of Sir William Carr, with brief mention of the progress of W. Barnett. 4 March 1777
 
[DOC ID:4012] 
Reply to Dr Walter 'Riddel C. Sir W[illiam] Carre',. 8 March 1777
 
[DOC ID:1386] 
Letter from Dr Walter Riddell concerning the case of Sir William Carr of Etal, who is diabetic. His condition is getting worse: his weakness is increasing and he has developed some urinary incontinence. Riddell has written to Lady Erroll, Sir William's daughter, at his request. 26 March 1777
 
[DOC ID:4023] 
Reply to 'Riddel about Sir Wm. Carre'. Advice for Dr Walter Riddell on the ongoing treatment of Sir William Carr's diabetes. He suggests alternating the bark with the chalybeate, and recommends bearberry for his urinary problems. 27 March 1777
 
[DOC ID:1388] 
Letter from Walter Riddell concerning the case of Sir William Carr of Etal, who is growing weaker 'so that I think there is some reason to apprehend a fatal termination'. His sister is staying with him: 'Sir William's sister, having enjoyed very bad health, is a great quack, and therefore, as you may suppose, very troublesome', and keen on the prescription of cordials. Riddell asks Cullen to have some Pyrmont water sent to Cornhill for Sir William. Lord and Lady Erroll (Sir William's daughter) are expected to visit Etal. 31 March 1777
 
[DOC ID:4033] 
Reply headed 'Riddell at Berwick C. Sir William Carre'. Cullen provides a recipe for a spiced sweet wine cordial, to placate Sir William Carr's sister's concerns. He tells Riddell that Lady Erroll (Sir William's daughter) has set off to visit him. 1 April 1777
 

People involved in this case

8 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1856]
[PERS ID: 1869] Mr W. Barnett
[PERS ID: 1868] Sir Walter Blackett
[PERS ID: 22] Earl James Boyd Hay (15th Earl of Erroll, Lord Erroll, Lord Errol)
[PERS ID: 1717] Sir William Carr (of Etal; Kerr, Carre)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 931] Countess Isabella Hay (Lady Erroll, Lady Hay)
[PERS ID: 561] Dr Walter Riddell (Lady Erroll, Lady Hay)

Unique Places linked to this Case

8 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred
Place Etal North-East England Europe certain
Place Cornhill-on-Tweed North-East England Europe certain
SpecificRoyal Infirmary Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificLondon Observatory London London and South-East England Europe certain

Places and role of place

12 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 Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlacePlace of Writing Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Etal North-East England Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Etal North-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Cornhill-on-Tweed North-East England Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherRoyal Infirmary Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherLondon Observatory London London and South-East England Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe certain