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


People [PERS ID:2236]

First NameJames
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameHamilton
Maiden Name
AKAof Paisley
Medical Professional?Unknown


Birth (year) 1721
Date of death (year) 1782


Glasgow graduate. Minister in Paisley. M. 1761 Elizabeth Millar (d. 1798 without surviving issue), his predecessor's daughter. See Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae vol. 3, p. 166. Died 14 March 1782, and autopsied by Alexander Taylor.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 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.
2Case 554Case of William Orr who has an eye condition.
3Case 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.
4Case 2134Case of Mr Davidson, previously treated by Cullen without a fee.
5Case 2484Case of Mrs Cunninghame who has been treated with a 'laxative injection'.