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


People [PERS ID:545]

First NameArchibald
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameCullen
Maiden Name
AKAAr or Arch
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year) 1755
Date of death (year) 1824


Son of Dr William Cullen. Studied medicine at Edinburgh University, but went into the legal profession in London. His medical dissertation, De Frigore, Ejusque Vi Et Effectibus in Corpus Humanum, which clearly reflected his father's interests in refrigeration and the effects of climate, is mentioned in Case 553.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 3Case of Earl Cassillis, who is fevered, weak and in a state of terminal decline; eventually includes a post-mortem report.
2Case 553Case of James Orr who has a venereal infection in 1778, but by 1782 has abdominal complaints and various bodily pains which Cullen eventually attributes to a disordered liver.
3Case 554Case of William Orr who has an eye condition.
4Case 1001Case of Mrs Agnes Campbell of Clathick who has a pulmonary disorder and is spitting blood.
5Case 1167Case of Mrs Ogilvie who has a cough and chest complaint.
6Case 1277Case of Lady Grace Campbell who is generally deprived of her 'powers' and suffers vertigo, headaches and other 'nervous' symptoms [see earlier Case 340].
7Case 1286Case of the Rev. Colin Gillies who has suffered several fainting fits almost like epileptic seizures.
8Case 1478Case of Mrs Rudd who has a cough.
9Case 2264Case of Captain Campbell who has developed eye problems.