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


People [PERS ID:1080]

First NameWilliam
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameMcDowall
Maiden Name
AKAMacdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year)
Date of death (year)


Patient probably resident in or near Dumfries. Active July 1780, when mentioned by Cullen to Dr John Gilchrist as not having called. Spelling of surname based on that in his signature (but several variants used by others). Travels to Edinburgh to consult Cullen having stayed at Moffat.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 9Case of Dr Thomas Mutter who has suffered 'a palsy' (stroke).
2Case 686Case of Mrs Hamilton of Aldershaw who is in the last stages of consumption.
3Case 1031Case of Miss Balmain who has long been delicate and is advised to travel to Galloway via Moffat (see earlier consultation as Case 802).
4Case 1107Case of Mr William McDowal [McDowall, McDouall], who has a chest complaint and spits blood.
5Case 1279Case of Mr George Mackenzie staying near Dumfries, who has a cough and spits blood. He travels abroad where he dies.
6Case 1410Case of Miss Aitken who has a long-standing, intermittent, painful chest complaint.
7Case 1732Case of young Mr McMurdo of Drumlanrig who has a fever.