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


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This category includes all the conditions or diseases as they appear in the letters. It illustrates the wide range of terms used to describe diseases as understood at the time including the "nervous" disorders that play a central role in Cullen's overarching medical theory. As a deliberate matter of editorial policy no attempt has been made, by way of retrospective diagnosis, to try to "translate" these historic designations in relation to any modern understandings of diseases or disease categories. Specific contexts, eighteenth-century usages and the complexities of English usage mean that there is some inevitable overlap with 'Symptoms', so if a term you are interested in does not appear check under 'Symptoms'.

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