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


People [PERS ID:3495]

First NameJohn
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameCook
Maiden Name
AKACooke; of Gallowhill; of Ogle.
OccupationGrazier; drover and husbandman
Medical Professional?Unknown


Birth (year) 1727
Date of death (year) 1787


One of several sons of William Cook of Thockrington, who purchased Gallowhill (of Bolam parish in Northumberland) in 1753. Dr Charles Keith refers to him as an old patient of Cullen’s and calls him “that unaccountable Oddity”. He seems to have been a miser, given to excessive drinking. He died 27 August 1787, about a year after his brother Michael. He bequeathed his property to his sister Dorothy's daughter, Anne Bell, née Hepple. Cullen also treated his sister Elizabeth and another brother. For further information regarding the family see John C. Hodgson, John C. Ed., Six North Country Diaries, p. 294, and John Hodgson, History of Northumberland, part 2, vol. 2, p. 292.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 909Case of John Cook of Gallowhill, who suffers from phlegm and other ailments exacerbated by excessive drinking.
2Case 1798Case of Dr Charles Keith whose dyspepsia and other symptoms are considered to be gouty.
3Case 1803Case of Miss Cook, of the Gallowhill family, who is feared to be phthisical.
4Case 1886Case of Mrs Wilson, wife of a grocer, who has a cough.
5Case 1887Case of Dr Charles Keith who has a chest complain with coughing and spitting up blood.
6Case 2452Case of an unnamed male patient with gout.
7Case 2499Case of Miss Marr, who has a cough and a knee ailment.