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


People [PERS ID:3000]

First NameJohn
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Last NameWhite
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Medical Professional?Medical Professional


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A surgeon in Paisley, including to the hospital there. White was a subscriber to Burns' Poems and an early member of the Paisley Burns Club. There is a window dedicated to him in Paisley Abbey.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 195Case of James [Jamie] Cochrane seriously ill with a hard, swollen abdomen and whose case proves fatal.
2Case 1160Case of Mr Mr Bisset who since a fever has been breathless with chest pains; he then suffers from fluid-retention and squeamishness.
3Case 1286Case of the Rev. Colin Gillies who has suffered several fainting fits almost like epileptic seizures.
4Case 1332Case of Mr William Pollock who has a long history of suffering from an itchy skin condition and boils which break out on his neck, scalp and face.
5Case 1337Case of Mr Wommersley whose persistent abdominal pains, which prevent him sleeping, may indicate a liver disorder.
6Case 1697Case of Miss Montgomery whose various ailments, include a cough and head pains.
7Case 1911Case of Mrs Whitehead who visits Cullen in person for a menstrual disorder.
8Case 2016Case of Mrs Paisley, a young widow, who has taken to 'dram drinking' to ease a stomach disorder and who dies of a suspected gout on her stomach.
9Case 2035Case of Mrs White whose menstrual 'obstruction' is accompanied by nausea.
10Case 2079Case of Mrs Moodie, whose chest complaint Cullen regards as a 'desperate case'.
11Case 2136Case of an unnamed twenty-two year old woman who dies after being startled at a firework display.
12Case 2287Case of Colonel St Clair who has erysipelas, an ear discharge and boils.