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


People [PERS ID:1619]

First NameJohn
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameGlassford
Maiden Name
AKAof Dougalston
OccupationMerchant; 'tobacco lord'
Medical Professional?Unknown


Birth (year) 1715
Date of death (year) 1783


Prominent Glasgow merchant, a so-called Tobacco Lord', who has a street named after him in the city-centre. Apparently was planning to remarry shortly before his death.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 329Case of Miss Beckie Glassford who is suffering from various weakening symptoms, including a bad cough.
2Case 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.
3Case 596Case of Robert Fergusson with a suspected venereal disease. Not obviously same patient as Case 935.
4Case 1402Case of Robert Barclay who suffers from bad headaches, especially at night, and swollen ankles.
5Case 1576Case of Major Hutchison Dunlop who is to be bled, blistered and given a cooling mixture.