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


People [PERS ID:325]

First NameAlexander
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameWemyss
Maiden Name
AKAof Pitkenny
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year)
Date of death (year) 1791


Physician in Kirkcaldy, m. Catherine Lindesay in Cameron, Fife, 1740. Some of his children are buried in Kirkcaldy. His son Dr William Wemyss [ID 2161] died in January 1778. One daughter, Margaret, m. Dr John Black, physician, in 1784.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 105Case of Miss Betty Lindesay [Lindsay] who has severe hypochondriacal pains.
2Case 595Case of Reverend Alexander Spears with palsy.
3Case 748Case of Mr John Brodie who has long suffered from gout and whose condition keeps getting worse.
4Case 861Case of Mrs Donaldson whose whole body is swollen and who suffers stomach pains and various other distressing symptoms.
5Case 881Case of Mrs Betty Beatson who has stomach disorder and, some years later, has a nephritic complaint.
6Case 1011Case of the twenty-eight year old son of Alexander Wemyss who has had weak nerves since childhood and who was recently seized by a feverish headache.
7Case 1218Case of Mr Arthur Robertson who is passing bloody urine.
8Case 1587Case of Mrs Burrell who has a long-standing cough and difficulty breathing.
9Case 2072Case of Mrs Jamieson in Dysart, who has a breast condition which Cullen thinks is beyond any potential benefit from amputation.