Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1597]: Case of Arthur Gair, a surgeon-apothecary, who attributes his dizziness, painful toe, faintness and other symptoms to gout.

Documents in this case

2 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:2371] 
Letter from Arthur Gair, surgeon and apothecary in Alnwick, who has worked with Cullen previously on other patients. He now writes about his own case. He is now about 60, and has been generally healthy, bar skin eruptions on his arms when he was younger. He now has chest pains and asthma which he had thought might be angina, but which he now believes to be gouty, as he has also had pains in the feet and hands. 19 November 1783
 
[DOC ID:4747] 
Reply, for 'Mr. Arthur Gair'. Cullen remembers him and his son (a former pupil) so will treat him without charge. He believes his ailments are the result of gout not travelling properly to the extremities, so prescribed a medicine 'I have found most effectual for determining the Gout to the extremities and relieving the internal parts'. The prescription is in Cullen's own hand. 20 November 1783
 

People involved in this case

3 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1460] Mr Arthur Gair (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 5535] Mr Gair (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 Alnwick North-East England Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

5 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 Alnwick North-East England Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Alnwick North-East England Europe inferred
PlacePlace of Handstamp Alnwick North-East England Europe certain