Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:79]: Case of John, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, who in the 1750s reports a persistent cough and other effects of 'the Epidemic', including 'Lowness and Oppression'. In 1777 he is being treated for a recurring 'watery tumour'.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:734]  Linked to other Cases  
Pages 13 and 14 of what must have been a substantial case-history of which the rest is missing. The vocabulary suggests it was composed by a professional physician and it may have been sent to Cullen as part of an extended case-history. However the handwriting has not been traced (though possibly that of John Hope, who attended Hopetoun). The dateline gives the address as 'H.H.', which may be Hopetoun House. The layout and unusual size of the paper matches that of a later letter by John Hope, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun. 24 January 1756
 
[DOC ID:739] 
Lengthy letter from John, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, describing his symptoms in the form of a diary. He mentions that he 'had not got quite free of the Cough and other effects of the Epidemic, besides the other complaints of Lowness and Oppression'. 21 May 1759
 
[DOC ID:4076] 
Reply 'For Lord Hopeton', concerning a watery tumour, signed by Cullen and John Hope. 2 June 1777
 

People involved in this case

5 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 4630]
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 312] Dr John Hope (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 703] Earl John Hope (Lord Hopetoun, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun)
[PERS ID: 4514] Dr R. (Lord Hopetoun, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun)

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
SpecificHopetoun House Abercorn Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificOrmiston Hall Tranent 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
SpecificPlace of WritingHopetoun House Abercorn Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificMentioned / OtherOrmiston Hall Tranent Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherHopetoun House Abercorn Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain