Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:93]: Case of Miss Taylor with a long history of illness including sleeplessness, 'lowness of spirits' and breathing problems.

Documents in this case

2 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:746] 
Letter [unsigned, but identified from hand-writing as by William Taylor] describing the case of Miss Taylor, who has suffered from lack of sleep and a 'lowness of spirits', convulsive fits, shortness of breath, pains in her side, and many other complaints. Dating based on internal evidence which clearly implies that the time of writing is the winter of 1761-2 ('November' is a notional guess). Comparison with Letter ID 752 strongly implies these refer to the same case. November? 1761
 
[DOC ID:752] 
Letter from William Taylor sending replies to specific questions posed in 'yours of the 5th', almost certainly regarding the Miss Taylor of Letter ID 746, suffering from fainting, shivering and a pain in the side. [Mention is made of sending the response to a Jeanie Forbes for passing on 'to her sister', but this sister may not necessarily be the patient or, alternatively, Forbes may be a sister-in-law or a half-sister.] 16 June 1762
 

People involved in this case

5 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 766] James Donaldson (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 765] Miss Jeanie Forbes (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 251] Mr William Taylor (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 289] Miss Taylor (Professor Cullen)

Unique Places linked to this Case

2 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
Place New Deer East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred

Places and role of place

2 found.

TypeRoleSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
PlacePlace of Writing New Deer East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred