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


People [PERS ID:148]

First NameJohn
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameAlves
Maiden Name
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year)
Date of death (year) 1788


Inverness physician. Probably once studied medicine at Edinburgh as he had some professional correspondence with at least one member of the Edinburgh faculty.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 11Case of Mrs Fordyce diagnosed as having 'an Hysteric affection'.
2Case 82Case of Lewis 'Lewie" Dunbar suffering from frequent 'fits'.
3Case 175Case of Mrs Baillie who caught a cold, then got chilled in church and is now feverish.
4Case 188Case of an unnamed male patient aged sixty - who had a career in the military - 'troubled with gouty complaints' and 'subject to Strangury the Consequence of Gonorrhea Viruleuta...'.
5Case 434Case of Hugh Fraser who has a very serious abdominal condition.
6Case 788Case of Mrs [Jane] Fraser of Relict [Relig/Reelig], who suffers from breathlessness and pain in her side; she subsequently falls down stairs, becomes pregnant and is then dissuaded from suckling her child for fear of her catching milk fever and a cold.
7Case 806Case of Mrs Fraser who consulted Cullen back in 'Winter 1765' [no documents traced] and who may have recently miscarried.
8Case 931Case of two unnamed men reported by Dr Alves at Inverness who were bitten by a rabid dog and are suspected of contracting hydrophobia.
9Case 980Case of Mr Fraser of Gortubeg who has a tumour on his lip.
10Case 1021Case of Mr Fraser of Culduthill who has a painful stomach disorder with vomiting which Cullen attributes to the pressure of a tumour.
11Case 1027Case of Mr Sutherland of Clyne who has had a paralytic stroke (palsy), and two years later develops a suspected bladder stone (see also notes for Document 36141 which might be related to this case).
12Case 1259Case of Sheriff Campbell who has started having violent 'fitts of Passion; and displaying other signs of mental derangement.
13Case 1352Case of Captain Ross, a young soldier, who caught a venereal infection when in America - which was treated - but who after recently attending a recent review at Ford George has started to display signs of a severe mental disorder.
14Case 1838Case of Mr Fraser who has suffered from headaches and other symptoms after being exposed to the sun in June 1772.
15Case 2076Case of Mr Hugh Munro of Achanie, who is suspected of having liver disease.