Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:738]: Case of Mr [Thomas] Macfarlane [Minister of Lonbride] who is mentally disordered and eventually has to be restrained with a 'waistcoat'.

Documents in this case

6 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1129] 
Letter, or rather a case probably sent as an enclosure, entitled 'Information respecting the case of Mr Thomas Macfarlane Min[iste]r of Lonbride', unsigned but writer identified by handwriting as William Gordon. The patient suffered from headaches and lack of sleep for several days, before telling his wife that 'he found his head quite out of order and was about to lose the use of his reason.' Cullen has added his response as a brief numbered list of directions. Date is a loose inference based upon a follow-up letter from Gordon. March? 1776?
 
[DOC ID:3793] 
Reply 'For Mr Macfarlane to Mr Gordon' giving further advice of managing the Revd. Macfarlane's 'Mania'. Cullen considers the case a 'bad one but by no means desperate'. 3 April 1776
 
[DOC ID:1267] 
Letter from William Gordon updating Cullen on the progress of Mr Macfarlane who is mentally disturbed, and asking for his further advice. 30 April 1776
 
[DOC ID:3812] 
Reply headed 'Revd. Mr Gordon about Mr McFarlane'. Short summary of Cullen's further directions for treating this case of 'Mania'. He cannot 'understand [why] you have bungled the waistcoat [straight-jacket]' and will send 'Directions' on its manufacture (not included). 11 May 1776
 
[DOC ID:3931] 
Reply, 'To the Revd Mr Gordon C. The Revd Mr Macfarlane'. Cullen gives diet and exercise advice as a brief, numbered regimen. 28 September 1776
 
[DOC ID:3966] 
Reply 'For Revd. Mr. Thomas McFarlane' 11 December 1776
 

People involved in this case

8 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 595]
[PERS ID: 2285]
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 593] Reverend William Gordon (of Urquhart )
[PERS ID: 594] Reverend Thomas Macfarlane (of Lonbride (Lanbride, Lhanbryd))
[PERS ID: 4021] Mrs Ann Macfarlane (of Lonbride (Lanbride, Lhanbryd))
[PERS ID: 2287] Dr Milne (of Lonbride (Lanbride, Lhanbryd))
[PERS ID: 2286] Dr James? Walker (of Lonbride (Lanbride, Lhanbryd))

Unique Places linked to this Case

3 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
Place Urquhart East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East 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 Urquhart East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Urquhart East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificMentioned / OtherCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain