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

 

[ID:1075] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Ralph Davidson / Regarding: Mr Archibald (Patient) / 17 January 1781 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Mr Archibald', to Ralph Davidson, whose letter had been delivered to Cullen by Captain Pillans of the City Guard.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1075
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/13/129
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date17 January 1781
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply 'For Mr Archibald', to Ralph Davidson, whose letter had been delivered to Cullen by Captain Pillans of the City Guard.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:940]
Case of Mr Archibald who is in a dangerous condition with blood-spitting, cough and fever.
5


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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2791]AddresseeMr Ralph Davidson
[PERS ID:2786]PatientMr Archibald
[PERS ID:89]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryProfessor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )
[PERS ID:571]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Christopher Douglas (of Kelso)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2791]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Ralph Davidson
[PERS ID:2787]OtherCaptain Robert Pillans

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Kelso Borders Scotland Europe inferred

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For Mr. Archibald


I received Yours from Capt. Pillans last night but
it was too late before I could meet with Dr. Monro for me to
answer it by this mornings fly. We have now consulted
together & are very sorry to find that Mr. Archibald has
had returns of his hæmoptoe but we hope tho' the Case is
very unfavourable that you may still get the better of it
we are ready to think some farther bleeding may be necessary
but must leave it to the discretion of you & Dr. Douglas
to judge what farther repetition may be necessary. If the
bleeding
seem to depend entirely upon Coughing we think
it will be necessary to quiet the Cough now & then by an
Anodyne
. We think Dr. Douglas Electuary very proper
but the quantity of be moderate for we have found
this freely taken excite Coughing As a refrigerant & moderate
restringt. we recommend the Tinct. [Res:?] or the Vitc. acid
given frequently in another form. We readily give up the use
of the Squills but wish to continue the Decoction & either
the linctus before advised or some other agreeable demulcent
Further we have no addition to make to former directions
but wishing Mr. Archibald better health

Edinburgh 17th January 1781

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For Mr. Archibald


I received Yours from Capt. Pillans last night but
it was too late before I could meet wt. Dr. Monro for me to
answer it by this mornings fly. We have now consulted
together & are very sorry to find that Mr. Archibald has
had returns of his hæmoptoe but we hope tho' the Case is
very unfavourable that you may still get the better of it
we are ready to think some farther bleeding may be necessy.
but must leave it to the discretion of you & Dr. Douglas
to judge what farther repetition may be necessary. If the
bleeding
seem to depend entirely upon Coughing we think
it will be necessary to quiet the Cough now & then by an
Anodyne
. We think Dr. Douglas Electuary very proper
but the quantity of be moderate for we have found
this freely taken excite Coughing As a refrigerant & moderate
restringt. we recommend the Tinct. [Res:?] or the Vitc. acid
given freqly. in another form. We readily give up the use
of the Squills but wish to continue the Decoction & either
the linctus before advised or some oyr. agreeable demulcent
Further we have no addition to make to former directions
but wishing Mr. Archibald better health

Edr. 17th. Jany. 1781

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