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


People [PERS ID:64]

First NameGeorge
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameSkene
Maiden Name
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year) 1741
Date of death (year) 1803


Son of Professor Francis Skene. Physician in Aberdeen, Professor of Natural History at Marischal College. Former student of Cullen.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 147Case of Mr Dingwall who has breathing problems. See later Case 922.
2Case 275Case of Dr Skene's son with a topical condition of his leg which Cullen thinks is not scrofula.
3Case 547Case of Eleanor Fraser, the nine-year-old daughter of Lord and Lady Saltoun seized with 'fits' after a fever.
4Case 741The Case of Mr Lumsden who has a long history of illness, including fever, nosebleeds and pains in the hypochondria, and who converses with Cullen over whether his condition is entirely 'nervous' or more 'fixed.
5Case 827Case of Miss Fraser who is suspected of feining her fits.
6Case 922Case of Alexander Dingwall who reports a cough, numbness, coldness, painful flatulence and other symptoms over several years.
7Case 1239Case of Miss Fraser of Inverallochy who is weakened and has a shooting pain from her breast to her shoulder.
8Case 1282Case of Mrs Leith, mother of four children, who has been sick since she last gave birth.
9Case 1589Case of George Gordon who suffers from rheumatic pains and colic which may be the gout.
10Case 1736Case of Miss Forbes who is advised to move to a southern climate as soon as possible.
11Case 2186Case of Mrs Baillie of Dochfour, whose condition is 'very purely Epileptic'.