Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:701]: Case of Mr Muir, a wine-merchant, who experiences strange sensations when entering his cellar, becomes melancholy and can barely be roused to move or speak; having recovered he considers removing to a warmer climate in the East or West Indies.

Documents in this case

4 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:2535] 
Letter from William Hamilton, concerning the case of Mr Muir, a wine merchant, who in the summer of 1779 was 'attack'd with disagreeable and unusual feelings, particularly when he went into the wine cellar, vizt. a listlessness and inability to perform his usual work'. 1 November 1784
 
[DOC ID:4942] 
Reply to [Dr William Hamilton] concerning the case of Mr Muir who has melancholy condition, which Cullen would term a form of hypochondriasis, though such disorders are often anomalous. 8 November 1784
 
[DOC ID:2566] 
Letter from William Hamilton, concerning the case of Mr Muir who having recovered his voice is considering going to the East or West Indies. 20 February 1785
 
[DOC ID:4987] 
Reply, 'Mr Muir'; Cullen is pleased to find him 'so much recovered after so bad a winter'. 22 February 1785
 

People involved in this case

5 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 2739] Mr Fyfe (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 175] Dr William Hamilton (in Glasgow)
[PERS ID: 2738] Mr Muir (in Glasgow)
[PERS ID: 563] Dr Alexander Stevenson (Professor; of Dalgairn )

Unique Places linked to this Case

7 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificKilmarnock House Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Continent West Indies certain
Continent East Indies certain
Place Arran Western Isles Scotland Europe certain
Place Kilmarnock Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

8 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 WritingKilmarnock House Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificDestination of LetterKilmarnock House Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
ContinentTherapeutic Recommendation West Indies certain
ContinentTherapeutic Recommendation East Indies certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Arran Western Isles Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Kilmarnock Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain