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


People [PERS ID:566]

First NameAlexander
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameCopland
Maiden Name
AKACoupland; of King's Grange
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year)
Date of death (year) 1801


Surgeon active in Dumfries where he was a professional associate of the physician John Gilchrist, whom he helped in founding Dumfries Infirmary in 1776.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 4Case of Mr Alexander Spalding Gordon who has a venereal infection in 1775; in 1776 he has a swollen ankle and toe assumed to be gouty; and in 1784 he is suffering from the after-effects of an accidental pistol wound.
2Case 9Case of Dr Thomas Mutter who has suffered 'a palsy' (stroke).
3Case 174Case of Mrs Blackstock who has various symptoms including painful legs and 'glandular' eruptions for which she has been given mercury. She is diagnosed as having 'dropsy' on the brain.
4Case 684Case of Miss Jean ["Jeanie"] McMurdo [MacMurdo] who in 1775 has a fever, in 1778 has a bad chest condition with feverish symptoms, and then develops severe bouts of colic.
5Case 686Case of Mrs Hamilton of Aldershaw who is in the last stages of consumption.
6Case 695Case of the Reverend Marshall concerning his death and post-mortem.
7Case 696Case of Miss Marshall who has a stomach disorder.
8Case 785Case of Mrs Bushby who has a bad chest, vomiting and various other complaints generally associated with multiple child-bearing.
9Case 965Case of the Reverend Burnside who is left weak from a history of headaches and attacks of sweating.
10Case 1080Case of Mr Glassel whose baffling feverish condition may stem from his former rheumatic complaint; he develops painful ankles, headaches and a bad stomach.
11Case 1107Case of Mr William McDowal [McDowall, McDouall], who has a chest complaint and spits blood.
12Case 1699Case of Mr Blair, Provost of Dumfries, with a history of ailments, whose current weak state is attributed by Cullen to hypochondriasis.
13Case 1732Case of young Mr McMurdo of Drumlanrig who has a fever.
14Case 1780Case of Mr Darrell who has various symptoms including a skin complaint, a cold, feverishness and a nephritic condition.
15Case 1797Case of Captain Craick whose constitution was weakened while on campaign in America and who has since suffered from loss of appetite, lassitude, pains and an eruption.
16Case 2218Case of Sir Thomas Hay whose withdrawn, antisocial, erratic, sometimes wholly insensible moods and behaviour have become a cause for concern.
17Case 2536Case of Captain William Graham, of Tynemouth Barracks, who has had a venereal disease and is now passing 'sand' in his urine, a sample of which he encloses with his first enquiry.