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


People [PERS ID:175]

First NameWilliam
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameHamilton
Maiden Name
AKAin Glasgow
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year) 1758
Date of death (year) 1790


Son of Thomas Hamilton; succeeded his father as Chair of Anatomy at Glasgow upon the latter’s death in 1781.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 311Case of Mr Baillie of Carnbrue, prescribed an aperient and an anodyne.
2Case 671Case of Mr Thomas Alston who spits blood and consequently has a poor prognosis and whose case eventually proves fatal.
3Case 701Case of Mr Muir, a wine-merchant, who experiences strange sensations when entering his cellar, becomes melancholy and can barely be roused to move or speak; having recovered he considers removing to a warmer climate in the East or West Indies.
4Case 785Case of Mrs Bushby who has a bad chest, vomiting and various other complaints generally associated with multiple child-bearing.
5Case 880Case of Mrs Janet Arnot who has a constricted throat.
6Case 1273Case of Samuel Crawford [Craufurd] who has a 'tendency to consumption'.
7Case 1329Case of Edward Brisbane, a merchant returned to Glasgow from America, who has ascites and anasarca (fluid retention) which prove fatal.
8Case 1342Case of Thomas Hopkirk who suffers from a severe pain in his right side and a related stomach disorder.
9Case 1367Case of Lady Helen Stuart of Castlemilk who reports flying rheumatic pains, a skin eruption and pains in her abdomen.
10Case 1689Case of Andrew Syme who suffers from pain in his head.
11Case 1790Case of Mr Hyndman who is diagnosed with erysipelas.
12Case 1834Case of 'little John Hamilton', also known familiarly as Master ' Jackie' or 'Jackey', the infant son of John Hamilton-Dundas of Westburn. The boy suffers from 'eruptions' or 'tumours' resembling smallpox, which recur on his feet.
13Case 1914Case of Thomas Hamilton who has pains and spasms in the side and trouble walking.
14Case 1923Case of Mr Black with a disease of the urethra.
15Case 2037Case of Miss Wilson who wants to take precautions against developing her former menstrual disorder.
16Case 2040Case of Mr John Alston of Overhall who has a kidney or bladder stone.
17Case 2116Case of Captain Baillie who has a stomach disorder and a pectoral complaint.
18Case 2461Case of an unnamed female patient with a stricture of the oesophagus.
19Case 2568Case of Anne Foley of Coventry, who is reported as suffering from nymphomania.