Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:583]: Case of John Caldwell, 'a lunatic'.

Documents in this case

2 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:3992] 
Reply [to Quintin Thomson] concerning 'Mr John Caldwell ---- a ☾tic' (i.e. 'lunatic'). Recommendations for the care of John Caldwell (identified as a pupil of Cullen, in later correspondence) once he is taken to the country. Upstairs windows are to be screwed down and weapons kept out of reach. Cullen advises when he may need a 'waistcoat' (straitjacket). 4 February 1777
 
[DOC ID:1367] 
Letter from Quintin Thomson at Barskellie near Maybole concerning the case of Cullen's pupil John Caldwell, who is 'very violent & ungovernable' and is physically restrained. 16 February 1777
 

People involved in this case

4 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 666] Mr John Caldwell
[PERS ID: 2993] Mrs Caldwell
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1706] Quintin Thomson (Professor Cullen)

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
SpecificBarskellie / Barskelly Maybole Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Maybole Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred

Places and role of place

4 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
SpecificPlace of WritingBarskellie / Barskelly Maybole Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Maybole Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred