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


People [PERS ID:121]

First NameAlexander
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameMollison
Maiden Name
AKAMolison, Molyson
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year)
Date of death (year) 1805


Surgeon in Port Glasgow. One of the first members of Port Glasgow town council in 1775. Married to Euphemia Crawford (c. 1736-1828), sister of John Crawford of Broadfield and of a Captain Crawford. Became Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1749. Died at 'an advanced age' on 3 January 1805 (Scots Magazine, Vol. 67, p. 79).

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 7Case of Mrs Anne Burrow [Burrows] being treated for vomiting and severe abdominal pains.
2Case 123Case of young Mr Watson who suffers from severe breathlessness 'upon motion' and deafness.
3Case 140Case of Mr Murdoch disordered by 'a severe catarrh' and associated symptoms of debility.
4Case 416Case of Mr Edward Burrow(es) at Port Glasgow who is being treated for kidney stone.
5Case 553Case of James Orr who has a venereal infection in 1778, but by 1782 has abdominal complaints and various bodily pains which Cullen eventually attributes to a disordered liver.
6Case 554Case of William Orr who has an eye condition.
7Case 862Case of John Fleming who has a pulmonary complaint.
8Case 1286Case of the Rev. Colin Gillies who has suffered several fainting fits almost like epileptic seizures.
9Case 1323Case of Miss Anna Porterfield of Duchall who has a Flour Albus and related symptoms.
10Case 1411Case of Mrs Crawford who is advised on regimen and is prescribed pectoral and cooling medicines.
11Case 1637Case of Mrs Murdoch who has a 'gravellish' complaint.
12Case 2088Case of Mr Burrow who has a problem with his eyes.
13Case 2272Case of Mr Crawford [of Broadfield?] who suffered a strain which has effected his kidneys, as reported by Port Glasgow surgeon Alexander Molyson [Mollison].
14Case 2356Case of Mr Rankin who is disabled in his lower limbs, which is attributed to an 'affliction' of his 'lumbar nerves'.