Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:82]: Case of Lewis 'Lewie" Dunbar suffering from frequent 'fits'.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:811] 
Letter from Alexander Campbell. Covering letter for an enclosed letter from Sophia Dunbar which follows as letter 812. May 1771
 
[DOC ID:812] 
Letter from Sophia Dunbar to her brother, Alexander Campbell, who is staying in Edinburgh, regarding the case of her young son, Lewis. She has not yet seen any improvement in his case, although does not expect 'that medicine can work like a charm or remove it all at once.' This letter was passed on to Cullen accompanied by a cover letter written by Sophia Dunbar's brother, Alexander Campbell (Letter 811). 3 May 1771
 
[DOC ID:444] 
Reply, almost certainly addressed to Dr Alves, with directions 'For Mr Lewis Dunbar', who is the bearer. Instructions for epilepsy treatment, including suggestions for using issues on head or neck, and laxative recipes. The boy, who has had up to five fits a day, has been staying with Cullen. 27 August 1771
 

People involved in this case

8 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 148] Dr John Alves
[PERS ID: 920] Mr Boswell
[PERS ID: 916] Mr Alexander Campbell
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 332] Mrs Sophia Dunbar (Mrs Dunbar of Grange and Burgie House)
[PERS ID: 917] Mr Lewis Dunbar ('Lewie')
[PERS ID: 1255] Professor Jerome David Gaubius (Hieronymus David Gaubius)
[PERS ID: 918] Mrs Grant (Hieronymus David Gaubius)

Unique Places linked to this Case

5 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificBelnies Banchory East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Region East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
Place Inverness North Highlands 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 WritingBelnies Banchory East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
RegionDestination of Letter East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Inverness North Highlands Scotland Europe certain