Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:959]: Case of Mrs Cathcart who has back pain after labour, and corresponds with Cullen through her brother John Buchan, then situated in Edinburgh.

A letter and cover-note from Cullen to John Buchan dated February 9th 1778 also relating to this same case, are in the Scottish Records Office, GD 180, folder 654, items 1 and 2.

Documents in this case

5 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1794] 
Unsigned case note in the hand of John Buchan, WS, concerning his sister, Marion, wife of Robert Cathcart of Genoch, compiled from information sent by letter. She has borne several children, and now suffers back pain, numbness and disturbed sleep. The external annotation mistakenly names her as 'Mrs. Ross': in Doc 1491, Buchan refers to Cullen having made an error with her name. February? 1778?
 
[DOC ID:1485] 
Unsigned letter concerning the case of an unnamed female patient [now identified from the place of writing as Mrs Cathcart]. The handwriting resembles that of her husband, Robert Cathcart of Genoch. Sent as enclosure by her brother, John Buchan, WS, in Document: 1491. 12 February 1778
 
[DOC ID:1491] 
Letter from John Buchan regarding the case of Mrs Cathcart. Covering letter for Document ID:1485. The original of Cullen's reply is found in the National Records of Scotland, GD 180/654 (Papers of Cathcart Family of Genoch and Knockdolian). 17 February 1778
 
[DOC ID:4218] 
Reply, to John Buchan, 'For Mrs Cathcart' mainly concerning cold bathing. The original letter, of which this entry is a summary, as delivered is now in the Scottish Records Office at GD:180/654/3. 18 February 1778
 
[DOC ID:4320] 
Reply headed 'For Mrs Cathcart' who is advised to take regular cold baths to ease back pain after labour . 25 September 1778
 

People involved in this case

6 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 5860] Mr
[PERS ID: 2249] Mr John Buchan
[PERS ID: 2248] Mrs Marion Cathcart (of Genoch and Knockdolian; Mrs Ross )
[PERS ID: 3107] Mr Robert Cathcart (of Genoch & Knockdolian)
[PERS ID: 5861] Mr Robert Cathcart (of Drum)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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 Genoch (Genoch Mains) Borders Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred

Places and role of place

4 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
PlacePlace of Writing Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Writing Genoch (Genoch Mains) Borders Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred