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


People [PERS ID:934]

First NameWilliam
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameChalmers
Maiden Name
OccupationProfessor of Physic at King's College, Aberdeen.
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year) 1746
Date of death (year) 1792


Professor of Physic at King's College, Aberdeen. Writes to Cullen about his wife, who he believes is pregnant and who has had a miscarriage in the past.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 151Case of Mrs Innes of Muriefold, whose symptoms are considered 'nervous or hysteric'.
2Case 596Case of Robert Fergusson with a suspected venereal disease. Not obviously same patient as Case 935.
3Case 765Case of Robert Dundas, 4th Lord of Arniston, who is given a medicine to keep his 'belly regular'.
4Case 781Case of Mrs Henrietta Duff who suffers from shoulder pains, a swollen thigh, sweats, and spits blood.
5Case 822Case of the Honourable Captain Frederick Maitland, whose muscular pains are treated as rheumatic. In 1786 he has become very feeble and is in danger of a stroke.
6Case 1143Case of Mrs Maclean of Coll, who has a menstrual disorder that Cullen attributes to a serious uterine condition.
7Case 1981Case of Mr Maitland whose condition is attributed to stopped perspiration.
8Case 2123Case of Mrs Chalmers concerning a hardness around her ovary which proved to be a sign of a successful pregnancy; with subsequent exchange over post-natal symptoms.