Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:704]: Case of "A. B.", the four-year-old son of Mr Samuel Thomson on the island of St Croix who has lost his speech and developed a 'spasmodic' condition in his arm since being inoculated against smallpox.

Documents in this case

6 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:2525] 
Unsigned case note describing the case of 'A. B.', the four-year-old son of Mr Thomson on the island of St Croix. The child was healthy until being inoculated for smallpox, after recovering from which 'his speech left him [...] and that he was afflicted with a spasmodic affection in his right hand and arm'. 9 June 1784
 
[DOC ID:2524] 
Letter from Alexander Tower, serving as a covering letter for the case of 'A. B.', the four-year-old son of a friend of his [identified as Mr Thomson in another letter] on the island of St Croix, 'which place I left June last'. The addressee is unnamed, but Tower hopes to have both his and Cullen's advice (and inferred to be Munro, Secundus). 26 September 1784
 
[DOC ID:2635] 
Letter from Samuel Thompson, concerning the case of his son. He mentions that Dr Alexander Towers had contacted Cullen and Dr Munro last autumn on the same case. 12 June 1785
 
[DOC ID:5080] 
Reply, 'Mr Saml. Thompson C[oncerning] his Son' 20 June 1785
 
[DOC ID:2657] 
Letter from John Gordon to Dr Monro, concerning the enqury of Samuel Thomson concerning a 'dumb' child. He copies 'the paragraph of a letter I received from my Friend in London last Post, trusting you will favor me with an answere to the same'. Legible handstamp. 6 July 1785
 
[DOC ID:5098] 
Reply, 'Saml. Thompson Esqr.' 8 July 1785
 

People involved in this case

11 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 3401] Mr B. Burton
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 3399] Mr John Forbes (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 3403] Mr John Gordon (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 3400] Mr Daniel Gregory (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 89] Professor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )
[PERS ID: 3404] Mr Robert Morris (Morrice/Maurice)
[PERS ID: 3398] Mr Samuel Thompson (Morrice/Maurice)
[PERS ID: 3395] Mr Thomson (A. B.)
[PERS ID: 3396] Dr Alexander Tower (Towers)
[PERS ID: 531] Dr Richard? Warren (Towers)

Unique Places linked to this Case

12 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Place London London and South-East England Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Country Scotland Europe certain
Continent West Indies certain
Country England Europe certain
Country Britain Europe certain
Country India Asia certain
Country St. Croix (Virgin Islands) West Indies certain
Continent East Indies certain

Places and role of place

19 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 Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Writing Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Writing London London and South-East England Europe certain
CountryPlace of Writing St. Croix (Virgin Islands) West Indies certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter London London and South-East England Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other Scotland Europe certain
ContinentMentioned / Other West Indies certain
CountryMentioned / Other England Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other Britain Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other India Asia certain
CountryMentioned / Other St. Croix (Virgin Islands) West Indies certain
ContinentMentioned / Other East Indies certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp London London and South-East England Europe certain