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


People [PERS ID:211]

First NameWilliam
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameOrr
Maiden Name
AKA(later) of Ingliston, then Ralston
OccupationMerchant; textile manufacturer
Medical Professional?Unknown


Birth (year) 1750
Date of death (year) 1812


Merchant and textile manufacturer. He Married Margaret Kibble, Paisley, 1779.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 316Case of Mr Robert Neilson with a chronic, progressive illness, probably pulmonary (consumption) but possible cardiac. After a gap, in early January 1782, Cullen confirms that Neilson's condition is terminal. An autopsy soon follows.
2Case 363Case of Miss Peggy Neilson seriously ill with sores, breathing problems and a 'hectic', which eventually proves fatal.
3Case 553Case of James Orr who has a venereal infection in 1778, but by 1782 has abdominal complaints and various bodily pains which Cullen eventually attributes to a disordered liver.
4Case 554Case of William Orr who has an eye condition.
5Case 1286Case of the Rev. Colin Gillies who has suffered several fainting fits almost like epileptic seizures.
6Case 1452Case of the Revd. James Hamilton, minister in Paisley, who suffers from swollen and ulcerated legs. The case proves terminal and a post-mortem is performed by local surgeon Alexander ["Sanders"] Taylor.
7Case 2134Case of Mr Davidson, previously treated by Cullen without a fee.
8Case 2462Case of Mrs Kibble who complains of deafness.
9Case 2463Case of Mrs Orr, wife of William Orr, who has previous suffered a uterine prolapse.
10Case 2464Case of the unnamed son or grandson of Mrs Kibble, with a speck on each cornea.