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


People [PERS ID:1003]

First NameJoseph
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Last NameBlack
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Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 20Case of Mrs Douglas, weakening with a chest complaint.
2Case 249Case of Mr Mackie who has gout.
3Case 260Case of Mr David Bethune of Balfour who consulted Cullen previously over stomach complaints (See Case 34). Now also has an eye problem, head-pains, abdominal pains and increasing weakness.
4Case 330Case of John Glassford, the 'Tobacco Lord' who suffers from a long-term stomach complaint which eventually proves fatal. Includes post-mortem report. Internal reference implies he was Cullen's patient in 1768, though no letters are extant.
5Case 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.
6Case 607Case of Captain Campbell, who has consulted Cullen and Joseph Black in the past after ruining his health in the West Indies.
7Case 876Case of Mrs Gascoigne who is prescribed an opiate medicine to take until 'Dr Black returns'.
8Case 1222Case of Miss Amelia Clephane who in late-1779 is thought to have a temporary 'affection of the stomach and nerves'; in 1783 Cullen detects no particular disorder, but provides a regimen to manage her 'weak nerves'.
9Case 1256Case of Provost Walter Hamilton at Murdieston who suffers from various symptoms including boils on his back, a swimming head, bouts of delerium and memory loss.
10Case 1380Case of Miss Ross whose illness is attributed to an internal glandular 'obstruction'.
11Case 1476Case of Lieutenant Campbell of Scamadale who is extremely weakened after contracting a venereal infection while serving in the low countries.
12Case 2105Case of Samuel Bott from Antigua, who has 'St Anthony's Fire'.
13Case 2277Case of Lord Lauderdale.
14Case 2423Case of an unnamed patient who is advised to use a bathing machine which can be made on the instructions of Dr Black at Glasgow.