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


People [PERS ID:714]

First NameGerard
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last Namevan Swieten
Maiden Name
AKAVan Sweten
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year) 1700
Date of death (year) 1772


At present no additional information available.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 392Cases communicated by Charles Broughton, a London surgeon, who sends Cullen letters detailing the successful use of his proprietary ointment that is supposed to cure tumours.
2Case 442Case of Master Sandilands, a "noble youth" with a growth on the right side of his ribs and skin eruptions.
3Case 1624Case of Mr Alexander Montgomery of Coylesfield who Cullen believes has passed some gallstones and is jaundiced; upon his death in 1784 there is a postmortem examination.
4Case 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.
5Case 1930Case of Governor George Johnstone (Johnston) who has a maxillary gland tumour and diseased tongue, which prove fatal.