Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:972]: Case of Mrs Farquharson who is weak from a pulmonary disorder and diarrhoea.

Documents in this case

6 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1732] 
Letter from Lachlan Campbell, together with the case note of Mrs Farquharson, aged 28, who caught a chill late in pregnancy, when 'an accidental alarm raised her out of Bed in the night time and kept her for above an hour together naked & exposed in a cold passage'. She gave birth in July, but now has chronic cough and night-sweats. 26 September 1779
 
[DOC ID:4514] 
Reply, 'Mr L. Campbell C[oncerning] Mrs Farquharson'. Cullen recommends preventing inflammation, and encloses a cooling recipe. He approves of the use of the blister and issue. 1 October 1779
 
[DOC ID:1738] 
Since Lachlan Campbell is away, Lionel Campbell responds regarding Mrs Farquharson. He updates Cullen on her cough and other symptoms. It is the diarrhœa whis is proving most troublesome. Her side is being kept open with an issue, and a blister is to be applied between her shoulders. 8 October 1779
 
[DOC ID:4520] 
Reply headed 'Mr Lionel Campbell Mrs Farquharson'. Cullen provides a strengthening recipe, now that Mrs Farquharson has developed symptoms of diarrhœa. He refers to his previous letter regarding her other (respiratory) ailments. 16 October 1779
 
[DOC ID:4571] 
Reply 'For Mrs Farquaharson of', with 'Invercauld' deleted. Cullen is pleased with her progress, and advises that she guard against cold. He gives advice for taking a range of pectoral remedies to keep 'the Cough moderate'. January? 1780?
 
[DOC ID:1817]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Lionel Campbell at Campbeltown concerning an unnamed female patient, aged 21. Also mentions the case of Mrs Farquharson. 9 February 1780
 

People involved in this case

5 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 675] Miss
[PERS ID: 673] Mr Lionel Campbell
[PERS ID: 793] Lachlan Campbell (Lauchlan Campbell)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 674] Mrs Mary Farquharson (Polly)

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
Place Campbeltown (Campbelltown) West Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Invercauld East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Place Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

6 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 Campbeltown (Campbelltown) West Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Campbeltown (Campbelltown) West Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Invercauld East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain