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


People [PERS ID:1452]

First NameCharles
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameBrown
Maiden Name
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year) 1737
Date of death (year) 1788


Physician, based in Newcastle, where he also served the infirmary. Died Newcastle 16 April 1788, aged 51 (Publications of the Surtees Society, Volume 12, p. 299). Percival Stockdale refers to him in The Memoirs of Percival Stockdale (London, 1809) as an accomplice in truanting from school, but says that he 'shortened his days by violent drinking', and 'that he was not sorry for this man's fate' because he was a keen cock-fighter, a sport which Stockdale abhorred for its cruelty (Vol 1, p. 93).

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 502Case of Ann (Anne) Ormston who has had a long history of illhealth since suffering a 'scorbutic ulcer' when eighteen.
2Case 691Case of Miss Furie (Furye) who has a weak chest and who is given general advice on sustaining her health over the winter. She first consulted Cullen about four years earlier (c. 1772), but no evidence traced.
3Case 909Case of John Cook of Gallowhill, who suffers from phlegm and other ailments exacerbated by excessive drinking.
4Case 1907Case of Miss Ann Wilson who has a severe cough (possibly sister to the Miss Wislon of Case:1906 who suffers fits).
5Case 1975Case of Mr Riddell at or near Hexham, whose complaints include pains in his hands and salivating excessively, all symptoms Cullen attributes to a 'gouty' disposition.
6Case 2017Case of Miss Bell who has epilepsy.
7Case 2033Case of General Beckwith, a retired soldier who is afflicted with 'rheumatic gout' and gravel.
8Case 2220Case of the Revd. Mr John Ellison who has a rectal disorder.
9Case 2499Case of Miss Marr, who has a cough and a knee ailment.