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

 

[ID:2879] From: Mrs Jane Porter (Blenkinsop) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mrs Jane Porter (Blenkinsop) (Patient) / 13 September 1786 / (Incoming)

Letter from Jane Porter, an old friend of Cullen's, in Durham, concerning her own case. She suffers from spasmodic pains in her stomach and under her breastbone. Dr Fenwick has prescribed various medicines, seemingly with little effect. She is a widow with five children, and concerned for their future should anything happen to her (most went on to notable careers); her only sister has recently died. She also sends condolences to Cullen for his loss (presumably of his wife).

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FieldData
DOC ID 2879
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1913
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date13 September 1786
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from Jane Porter, an old friend of Cullen's, in Durham, concerning her own case. She suffers from spasmodic pains in her stomach and under her breastbone. Dr Fenwick has prescribed various medicines, seemingly with little effect. She is a widow with five children, and concerned for their future should anything happen to her (most went on to notable careers); her only sister has recently died. She also sends condolences to Cullen for his loss (presumably of his wife).
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1493]
Case of Mrs Jane Porter who is experiencing the recurrance of a severe pain in her chest and stomach.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:4112]AuthorMrs Jane Porter
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4112]PatientMrs Jane Porter
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:624]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Ralph Fenwick
[PERS ID:4114]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr
[PERS ID:4115]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMiss Anna Maria Porter
[PERS ID:4116]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Robert Ker Porter
[PERS ID:4117]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMiss Jane Porter
[PERS ID:4118]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendDr William Ogilvie Porter
[PERS ID:4119]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendColonel John Porter
[PERS ID:4120]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMiss Blenkinsop?
[PERS ID:743]OtherMrs Anna Cullen

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Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Durham North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Durham North-East England Europe certain

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