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

 

[ID:1098] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Robert Redpath / Regarding: Mr James Hogarth (Patient) / 19 March 1781 / (Outgoing)

Reply to Mr R[edpath] concerning Mr Hogarth's nervous ailment which includes a 'hugging' at his stomach.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1098
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/13/153
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date19 March 1781
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) Enclosure(s) present
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply to Mr R[edpath] concerning Mr Hogarth's nervous ailment which includes a 'hugging' at his stomach.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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[Case ID:672]
Case of Mr James Hogarth being treated for a 'nervous' complaint which includes stomach pain.
6


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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:901]AddresseeMr Robert Redpath
[PERS ID:5309]PatientMr James Hogarth
[PERS ID:901]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Robert Redpath
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe inferred

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Mr. R. Redpath Concerning Mr. Hogarth


Considering that nervous ailments are commonly obsti¬
nate & tedious I think that Mr. Hogarth made some pro¬
gress towards a recovery & hope it will soon go farther.


I am glad to find the the Issue on his head discharges well
& think it should be continued. I am better pleased still
to find that he rides out on horseback with ease &
advantage & think that is the best remedy I can advise.


For the rugging at his stomach whether it comes in the
morning or another time o' day let him take fifty
drops of the Elix. propriet. vitriol. on a bit of sugar without
any liquid but it may be washed down with a mouth¬
full of Brandy & water. I am of opinion that the same
medicines are never continued long at a time with ad¬
vantage & therefore when Mr. Hogarth shall have
continued the Nervous tincture for a month & which
will be in a few days after this let him lay it aside
& in place of it take the tincture ordered on the other page.


I think it favourable that Mr. H. has had no occasion
for the Aperient solution but if he should I know nothing
better for the purpose. I wish you had told me
whether Mr. H. had managed walking as I advised.
It would answer beyond his expectation in obviating
his disposition to sweat. --


WC.

Edinburgh March 19th.
1781.

For Mr. Hogarth.

Take one drachm of crushed Root of colombo, one drachm of crushed orange Peel and one pound of boiling water. Let it digest for eight hours and add, to the strained liquid, one and a half ounces of Peruvian Bark tincture and one and a half ounces of tincture of bitters. Mix. Label: Nervous Tincture; two tablespoons to be taken two or three times a day.


WC.

19th. March.
1781.

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Mr. R. Redpath C. Mr. Hogarth


Considering that nervous ailments are commonly obsti¬
nate & tedious I think yt. Mr. Hogarth made some pro¬
gress towards a recovery & hope it will soon go farther.


I am glad to find ye. ye. Issue on his head discharges well
& think it shd. be continued. I am better pleased still
to find that he rides out on horseback with ease &
advantage & think yt. is ye. best remedy I can advise.


For the rugging at his stomach whether it comes in ye.
morning or another time o' day let him take fifty
drops of ye. Elix. propriet. vitriol. on a bit of sugar wt.out
any liquid but it may be washed down with a mouth¬
full of Brandy & water. I am of opinion yt. ye. same
medicines are never continued long at a time with ad¬
vantage & therefore when Mr. Hogarth shall have
continued ye. Nervous tincture for a month & which
will be in a few days after this let him lay it aside
& in place of it take ye. tincture ordered on ye. other page.


I think it favourable yt. Mr. H. has had no occasion
for ye. Aperient solution but if he shd. I know nothing
better for ye. purpose. I wish you had told me
whether Mr. H. had managed walking as I advised.
It would answer beyond his expectation in obviating
his disposition to sweat. --


WC.

Edinr. March 19th.
1781.

For Mr. Hogarth.


Rad. colomb. contus.
Cort. aurantior. cont. @ ʒj



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Aq. bullient. ℔j
Digere horas octo et colaturæ adde
Tinct. cort. Peruvian.
-- amar. @℥jβ
ℳ. Sig. Nervous Tincture two table spoonfulls to
be taken two or three times a day.


WC.

19th. March.
1781.

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