Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:661]: Case of the eight-year-old niece of General Abercrombie who has involuntary movements and weakness in her face and left side diagnosed as Chorea.

Documents in this case

4 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1270]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from James Saunders concerning the case of an eight-year-old girl, the niece of General Abercrombie. The child has involuntary movements and weakness in her face and left side and Saunders diagnoses her condition as Chorea as described by the seventeenth-century English physician Thomas Sydenham. Saunders mentions another patient, a Mr Devon who 'goes to the Country to drink Goat Whey'. The letter is to be delivered 'by General Abercrombie and his Lady'. 7 April 1776
 
[DOC ID:3798]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply, 'To Dr Saunders q Genl. Abercrombie's Neice' 12 April 1776
 
[DOC ID:3811] 
Reply 'Dr Saunders Q. General Abercrombies Niece', approving of the use of electricity in cases of Chorea. 11 May 1776
 
[DOC ID:1275]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from James Saunders concerning the case of General Abercrombie's niece, asking for Cullen's experience in treating chorea. Saunders also thanks Cullen for advice he gave on a published paper on the medical use of electricity (details in footnote). 19 May 1776
 

People involved in this case

9 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 597]
[PERS ID: 598] General Abercrombie (Abercromby)
[PERS ID: 1522] Lady Abercrombie (Abercromby)
[PERS ID: 3498] Mr George Abercromby (Abercrombie)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1370] Mr Devon (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1158] Alexander Dirom (Sandie)
[PERS ID: 596] Dr James Kenneth Saunders (Sandie)
[PERS ID: 713] Dr Thomas Sydenham (Sandie)

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
Place Banff (Bamf) East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Peterhead East Highlands 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 Banff (Bamf) East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Banff (Bamf) East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Peterhead East Highlands Scotland Europe certain