Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:611]: Case of Miss Gordon who is advised to try sea-bathing.

Documents in this case

1 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:4046] 
Reply 'For Miss Gordone'. Advice on drinking sea-water, exercise and sea-bathing. Cullen takes into consideration the elaborate hair-dressing of the period: 'As she wears her hair [i.e. not a wig] & cannot wet she should both before wash g & bathg wash her face w cold water & covering her head w a cap of oiled silk, pour some cold water on it'. 27 April 1777
 

People involved in this case

3 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1890]
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 2315] Miss Gordon (of Kennethmont)

Unique Places linked to this Case

2 found.

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

Places and role of place

2 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
PlaceDestination of Letter Kennethmont East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred