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


People [PERS ID:216]

First NameRobert
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameWallace
Maiden Name
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year) 1731
Date of death (year) 1812


Glasgow surgeon. Elected member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1751. In partnership with George Cochran as of February 1784.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 329Case of Miss Beckie Glassford who is suffering from various weakening symptoms, including a bad cough.
2Case 330Case of John Glassford, the 'Tobacco Lord' who suffers from a long-term stomach complaint which eventually proves fatal. Includes post-mortem report. Internal reference implies he was Cullen's patient in 1768, though no letters are extant.
3Case 585Case of Mrs Browne with a tumour.
4Case 727Case of John Shanks who has a pulmonary condition.
5Case 863Case of Cullen's 'old aquaintance' Mr James Fleming who has an obstructed oesophagus which proves fatal. May be same person as Case 276.
6Case 1191Case of John Napier of Balikinrain who has suffered from a pervasive inflammatory condition for some time and now has an open sore on his shin requiring the lancet.
7Case 1218Case of Mr Arthur Robertson who is passing bloody urine.
8Case 1329Case of Edward Brisbane, a merchant returned to Glasgow from America, who has ascites and anasarca (fluid retention) which prove fatal.
9Case 1342Case of Thomas Hopkirk who suffers from a severe pain in his right side and a related stomach disorder.
10Case 1367Case of Lady Helen Stuart of Castlemilk who reports flying rheumatic pains, a skin eruption and pains in her abdomen.
11Case 1385Case of Rev. William Thom, a Cullen family friend, who is weakened by a very severe, persistent cough.
12Case 1402Case of Robert Barclay who suffers from bad headaches, especially at night, and swollen ankles.
13Case 1480Case of Mr Matthie, a young man with a nephritic complaint who is too attached to the pursuit of pleasure to give Cullen's treatments time to take effect.
14Case 1660Case of David Hamilton who has a sore hip and leg which is being treated with fomentations and electricity.
15Case 1914Case of Thomas Hamilton who has pains and spasms in the side and trouble walking.
16Case 2083Case of George Cochrane whose case is diagnosed as dyspepsia.
17Case 2105Case of Samuel Bott from Antigua, who has 'St Anthony's Fire'.