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

 

[ID:1010] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Arthur Robertson / Regarding: Mr Arthur Robertson (Patient), Miss Jean Robertson (Patient), Miss Marie Robertson (Menie) (Patient) / 22 August 1780 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Mr Arthur Robertson', instructing him to continue Cullen's earlier directions and giving advice for his oldest and youngest daughters.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1010
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/13/65
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date22 August 1780
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply 'For Mr Arthur Robertson', instructing him to continue Cullen's earlier directions and giving advice for his oldest and youngest daughters.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1218]
Case of Mr Arthur Robertson who is passing bloody urine.
5
[Case ID:1406]
Case of Marie Robertson who for eighteen months has been largely confined to her bed with back pain.
2
[Case ID:2474]
Case of Miss Jean Robertson with long-standing ailments.
1


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:751]AddresseeMr Arthur Robertson
[PERS ID:753]PatientMiss Jean Robertson
[PERS ID:754]PatientMiss Marie Robertson (Menie)
[PERS ID:751]PatientMr Arthur Robertson
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:754]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMiss Marie Robertson (Menie)
[PERS ID:753]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMiss Jean Robertson

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Burntisland Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred

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For Mr Arthur Robertson


Continue my former directions (see Vol. 9. 181)
particularly in keeping your belly easy & regular,
using plenty of liquids & avoiding exercise.
For your incontinence of urine I never found any thing
more effective than the Uva ursi I formerly advised.
You have not I suspect used it long enough.
Try it again, making the doses one fourth larger.
Take them three times a day for at least three weeks to¬
gether -----


For your oldest daughter -


Her ailments altho perhaps not to be entirely removed
will I hope never give her much trouble. Let her use
the following.

Take eight ounces of rose water, two grains of corrosive sublimate of Mercury and Label: Aperient Solution; a tablespoonful every night at bedtime


For your youngest Daughter.


Her ailments have been of long standing & will be



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difficult to remove. But may be relieved.


Let her take one of the powders ordered every forenoon &
if she feels benefit from them she may take them
twice a day. They are to be taken at first only for a
fortnight; but after a week's intermission she
may take another course of them. Let me know
how she is after the fortnight & I shall advise farther.
The Sea Bathing is proper for her & also her going
out frequently in a boat.

W.C.
Edinburgh. 22. August 1780.

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For Mr Arthur Robertson


Continue my former directions (see Vol. 9. 181)
particularly in keeping your belly easy & regular,
using plenty of liquids & avoiding exercise.
For your incontinence of urine I never found any thing
more effective than the Uva ursi I formerly advised.
You have not I suspect used it long enough.
Try it again, making the doses one fourth larger.
Take them three times a day for at least three weeks to¬
gether -----


For your oldest daughter -


Her ailments altho perhaps not to be entirely removed
will I hope never give her much trouble. Let her use
the following.


Aq. rosar ℥ivj Mercur. sublim.
corros.
gr. ij Solve et Signa aperient Salution; a table¬
spoonful every night at bed time.


For your youngest Daughter.


Her ailments have been of long standing & will be



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difficult to remove. But may be relieved.


Let her take one of the powders ord. every forenoon &
if she feels benefit from them she may take them
twice a day. They are to be taken at first only for a
fortnight; but after a week's intermission she
may take another course of them. Let me know
how she is after the fortnight & I shall advise farther.
The Sea Bathing is proper for her & also her going
out frequently in a boat.

W.C.
Edinburgh. 22. August 1780.

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