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


People [PERS ID:605]

First NameLaurence
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameEdmonston
Maiden Name
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year) 1740
Date of death (year) 1814


Surgeon in Lerwick, Shetland (1783 Medical Register). Lived on Unst and married Molly Sanderson in 1775.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 624Case of an unnamed female patient whose health began to decline after moving to Lerwick in Shetland.
2Case 769Case of Agnes Sanderson, sister-in-law of Laurence Edmonston suffering from a fever. In a letter dated three years later, Edmonston tells Cullen that she died before the physician's response reached Shetland.
3Case 770Case of Mrs Scott, a sister-in-law of Laurence Edmonston, who has a lung condition. Edmonston writes concerning other relatives in later years.
4Case 771Case of Miss Johannah Sanderson, the sister-in-law of Laurence Edmonston in Shetland. She dies just as Cullen's reply reaches Shetland.
5Case 1726Case of Charles Sanderson [Saunderson] in Shetland.
6Case 1855Case of Mr John Strong who is advised to guard against the cold while taking a voyage.
7Case 1895Case of Basil Scott who has a long-standing lung and stomach disorder.
8Case 1932Case of Miss Sanderson who has been bedridden with pains throughout her body and from vomiting, accompanied by bouts of vomiting.
9Case 2520Case of Mrs Strong, wife of Mr John Strong.