Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:923]: Case of the son of Walter Riddell, who has a biliary disorder, possibly a stone.

Documents in this case

2 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:4189]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply, 'Walter Riddel Esqr. Dumfries'. Letter gives advice concerning one of Mr Riddell's sons, who is suffering from jaundice. Cullen suggests sieving Mr Riddell Jr's stools to search for traces of biliary stones, although he thinks the ailment is more a spasmodic one. he recommends 'a teaspoonfull of good æther' and keeping his bowels open. He also refers to a case of Mr Riddell's (unnamed) nephew: 'wish I could give as good hopes of your nephew but think that pains should still be taken for his relief', and to Dr Gilchrist and Mr Yorstoun, and a Mr Ferguson. 11 November 1777?
 
[DOC ID:5505]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter to an addressee Cullen calls 'Richard', concerning the cases of Miss Saunderson and Lord Tweedale. Quite poor copy. 4? August 1787
 

People involved in this case

10 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 2150] Mr
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 2149] Mr Ferguson (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 115] Dr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[PERS ID: 2355] Lord George Hay ('Marquiss of Tweddale' (Tweedale/Tweeddale))
[PERS ID: 1459] Mr Walter Riddell ('Marquiss of Tweddale' (Tweedale/Tweeddale))
[PERS ID: 1683] Mr Robert or Walter Riddell ('Marquiss of Tweddale' (Tweedale/Tweeddale))
[PERS ID: 4511] Miss Saunderson ('Marquiss of Tweddale' (Tweedale/Tweeddale))
[PERS ID: 2661] Mr Richard Somner (Sommers)
[PERS ID: 929] Dr Thomas Yorstoun (Yerstoun, Yorstown, Yorkston)

Unique Places linked to this Case

3 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
SpecificNewhall House Gifford Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

3 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
PlaceDestination of Letter Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherNewhall House Gifford Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain