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


People [PERS ID:206]

First NameRobert
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameNeilson
Maiden Name
AKANielson, of Paisley
Medical Professional?Unknown


Birth (year)
Date of death (year) 1782


Patient of Alexander Taylor in Paisley. Probably a merchant trader. Died and autopsied 1782. Mrs (Jean?) Neilson is his wife. His daughter Margaret (Peggy) died in 1779.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 316Case of Mr Robert Neilson with a chronic, progressive illness, probably pulmonary (consumption) but possible cardiac. After a gap, in early January 1782, Cullen confirms that Neilson's condition is terminal. An autopsy soon follows.
2Case 363Case of Miss Peggy Neilson seriously ill with sores, breathing problems and a 'hectic', which eventually proves fatal.
3Case 554Case of William Orr who has an eye condition.
4Case 1110Case of Peggie Nielson who has a chest complaint and has now developed an inflamed and swollen face.
5Case 1111Case of Claude Nielson who is passing blood in his urine, and has had a venereal infection he wants kept secret from his father.
6Case 2050Case of Mrs McLaws (Macclaw) who has an 'eruption on her arm'.
7Case 2051Case of an unnamed male patient with a varicose aneurism as reported by Alexander Taylor.
8Case 2132Case of Mrs Jean Neilson who has become deaf.
9Case 2516Case of a 'young gentleman'.