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


People [PERS ID:812]

First NameJames
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameHamilton
Maiden Name
OccupationMethodist Minister, Surgeon. later qualified Physician at Dunbar
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year) 1740
Date of death (year) 1827


Physician and Methodist preacher at Dunbar. Also practiced at Dysart. On 18 January 1785 Hamilton married Ann Annett (bap. 1763, d. 1788), from a Methodist farming family in Alnwick, and moved to Halhill Farm near Dunbar where, perhaps at Cullen’s instigation, he was the first to grow and disseminate the Swedish turnip. In December 1788 he writes to Cullen concerning his second wife who is rapidly failing with a lung complaint.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 19Case of Mr Reddie (Riddie) suffering from headaches and vertigo since a boyhood fall.
2Case 396Case of Mr Anstruther with debility.
3Case 648Case of Mr Drysdale declining from a feverish chest complaint and 'a putrid ulcer in his chest'.
4Case 656Case of Mrs Reddie, given advice for a stomach complaint associated with a recent pregnancy. Mentions consulting Cullen earlier in March 1773. No letters traced from that date, but a letter of 23 December 1773 almost certainly concerns this patient.
5Case 687Case of Miss Home whose vertigo is considered the symptom of a plethora.
6Case 1004Case of Captain Steele who has had a painful fever and problems breathing.
7Case 1357Case of Mr McNab who has a stomach complaint and ulcerated ear.
8Case 1842Case of Mrs Innes (at Haddington), who has a chest complaint.
9Case 2238Case of Dr James Hamilton's wife.
10Case 2460Case of Mr Anderson, a patient of Dr James Hamilton.