Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:808]: Case of Dr Robert Innes who, over several years, has stomach complaints, then piles, then a cold and cough.

Documents in this case

6 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1790] 
Letter from 'R. I.' (identified in other letters as Robert Innes) concerning his own case. Undated, but probably from December of 1779. December? 1779?
 
[DOC ID:1791] 
Letter from 'R. I.' (identified in annotation and other letters as Dr. Robert Innes), concerning his own case. Undated but probably from December of 1779; written the day after letter ID: 1790. December? 1779?
 
[DOC ID:1774] 
Letter from Robert Innes concerning his own case of an illness which he thinks was brought on by exposure to cold. 14 December 1779
 
[DOC ID:5941] 
Letter from Dr Robert Innes concerning his own case of a bas stomach. 6 August 1780
 
[DOC ID:1895] 
Letter from Robert Innes concerning his own case. He is now feeling better and jokes with Cullen about the distastefulness of the 'emetic and nauseating Draughts' that Cullen recommended, while sincerely thanking him for his kind attentions. This cheerful letter also includes an anecdote about the famous Edinburgh physician, poet and wit, Dr Archibald Pitcairn, and the proverb, 'Fleshers are not fond of collops'. The letter is also interesting for what it reveals about the workings of 'the [medical] faculty' and the delivery and interception of another (lost?) letter. 12 August 1780
 
[DOC ID:2759] 
Letter from Robert Innes, concerning his own case. He seems to have suffered from two different (or two bouts of the same) 'pain' or 'uneasiness' in his breast. He refers to the 'original' pain at one point and at another identifies the new sensation as 'heartburn'. The letter may have been hand delivered by or enclosed a note from Mrs Innes, the writer's wife, as he mentions that she'll provide further details about his diet. 31 January 1786
 

These documents contain one or more that share the same date. We have manually applied an order based on what we know.

People involved in this case

8 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 3248]
[PERS ID: 3418]
[PERS ID: 3420] John
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 743] Mrs Anna Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 3089] Dr Robert Innes (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 3360] Mrs Innes (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 3419] Dr Archibald Pitcairn (Professor Cullen)

Unique Places linked to this Case

5 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificWoodhall / Woodhal Port Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
SpecificTaymouth Castle / Taymouth Kenmore Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Stirling Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
SpecificChapel Street Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

6 found.

TypeRoleSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificPlace of WritingWoodhall / Woodhal Port Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
SpecificPlace of WritingTaymouth Castle / Taymouth Kenmore Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Stirling Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherChapel Street Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain