Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:960]: Case of Sir John Cathcart whose spitting of blood implies a fatal consumptive condition.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:642] 
Reply 'For Sir J[ohn] Cathcart', who has already been treated by a Dr Cambell and his assistants. An enclosed letter for 'yourself and Dr Campbell' explaining that in case Sir John wanted to read the main letter, there was nothing in it on the nature of his disease or of 'the event to be expected', but that this was briefly detailed in the addition. 28 September 1782
 
[DOC ID:674] 
Reply, 'Sir John Cathcart', suggesting further treatment: 'by the accounts I had from you formerly I did not expect he would have lasted till now'. 25 November 1782
 
[DOC ID:691] 
Reply regarding Sir John Cathcart's ongoing illness. Cullen suggests 'there is much reason to suspect that some part of the hydropic diathesis may remain'. He also discusses mercury: 'It is possible and even probable that the Hydrocephalus of Infants has been cured by a Solution raised by Mercury, but I take the Hydrocephalus of Infants to be a very different disease'. 28 December 1782
 

People involved in this case

4 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 542] Mr John Bannerman
[PERS ID: 336] Dr Ivie Campbell
[PERS ID: 2988] Sir John Cathcart
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

Unique Places linked to this Case

2 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Liverpool North-West England Europe certain

Places and role of place

2 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
PlaceMentioned / Other Liverpool North-West England Europe certain