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


People [PERS ID:546]

First NameAlexander
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameDouglas
Maiden Name
AKASir Alexander Douglas of Glenbervie
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year) 1738
Date of death (year) 1812


Douglas studied medicine at Leiden University in 1759, was admitted MD of St Andrews on 11 July 1760 and in April 1770 he succeeded his father, becoming seventh baronet, of Glenbervie. In May 1796 he became a fellow of the Edinburgh College of Physicians, and in September 1796, a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, London. Spent period in military. In 1775 married Barbara (d. 1815), daughter of James Carnegie of Finavon.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 145Case of Miss Stewert Dempster who has breathing difficulties and is considered to be delicate.
2Case 146Case of Miss 'Anny' Dempster who suffers from painful joints and menstrual problems.
3Case 791Case of Mrs Fletcher who is pregnant and has devloped a cough, pains in her bones, and a chill.
4Case 844Case of Mrs Neilson who has had a 'morbus niger'.
5Case 944Case of Alexander Douglas, physician at Dundee, concerning his own bladder complaint.
6Case 1000Case of Captain Ogilvy, Kinordie [Kinnordy], who is being further advised over costiveness and a bladder condition, both of which improve.
7Case 1221Case of Miss Stewart who has been examined by the surgeon Mr Wood who suspects she has a uterine tumour.
8Case 1263Case of Mr Anstruther who has 'movable nerves', and now has tonsillitis and fever.
9Case 1349Case of Mrs Wortlie Moir who has cold 'fits', a bad cough and breathing problems.
10Case 1826Case of Mrs Fletcher of Bonshaw whose ailments are attributed to a a 'gouty dispotion'.
11Case 2041Case of Mrs Allen of Errol House, a native of Jamaica who since a suspected miscarriage has been very 'lax' with a bad stomach.