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

 

[ID:1106] From: Mr Archibald Campbell / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Duncan Campbell (Patient) / 13 January 1775 / (Incoming)

Letter from John Duncanson and Archibald Campbell, regarding Duncan Campbell (son of Captain James Campbell), a young child with swelling in the maxillary glands followed by a tumour in the neck.

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DOC ID 1106
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/208
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date13 January 1775
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
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Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from John Duncanson and Archibald Campbell, regarding Duncan Campbell (son of Captain James Campbell), a young child with swelling in the maxillary glands followed by a tumour in the neck.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:122]
Case of the young ('little') Duncan Campbell who has swollen glands and a tumour in his neck.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:161]AuthorMr Archibald Campbell
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:465]PatientMr Duncan Campbell
[PERS ID:310]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Duncanson (Duncason)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:161]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Archibald Campbell
[PERS ID:460]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendCaptain James Campbell
[PERS ID:310]Supplemental AuthorDr John Duncanson (Duncason)

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Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Inveraray West Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Inveraray 13.th January 1775
Sir


Duncan Campbell a Boy of between
three and four years of Age, fair Complexion, having hap¬
pily got over most of the disorders (Smallpox and meazles
excepted) incident to Children, and enjoyed in general
good health, it was in September last observed, that one of
the Maxillary Glands of the left side was swelled,
but as the Child was otherwise well and made no Com¬
plaint, little attention was given to it, but directions to
cover the part with flannells, and to keep the Body so¬
luble. In that State, and about the Bigness of an English
filberd, 1 it continued till about Eight days ago, when a
tumour below the Chin inclining to the left side was
observed, which occasioned his being brought to Toun --


Upon our Examination we found the first glandular
Swelling to be in the same state as above described, that
below the Chin was about the size of a Nutmeg, and one
below it close by the Trachea, of the bigness of a large Gar¬
den pea, which as well as the others, the Child suffered
to be handled without complaining. The quantity of
one & a half grains of Mercury were ordered for two Night



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successively, to be purged off the following Morning; Pul¬
tices of
Chamomil flowers were applied externally and a
Liniment of Ung.t nervinum and Sp.t Sal. ammon. was rub¬
bed on the parts twice a day, before the application of the
pultices
and these were continued till an Erysipiletous
appearance
on the part made us judge necessary to
Discontinue topical applications; we were proceeding
with the Mercurials as before, but were again interrup¬
ted by an Eruption over his whole Body, attended with
a fever, a disorder which has been frequent among
Children here, this Season; this is now pretty much
over: the Child is in good Spirits and easy in his Belly.
We are desired by Captain James Campbell the Father to
transmitt you the case for your advice --

We are Sir
your most Obedient
&
most Humble servants
Jo. Duncanson
Archd Campbell Surgeon



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To
Doctor William Cullen
Physician
Edinburgh


Mr Duncanson
about Duncan Campbell
January 13th 1775.
Vol. II. p. 58.

Notes:

1: Older variant of 'filbert', the hazelnut (from wild and cultivated trees of the genus Corylus), which are normally 1-2 centimetres in length.

Diplomatic Text

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Inveraray 13.th January 1775
Sir


Duncan Campbell a Boy of between
three and four years of Age, fair Complexion, having hap¬
pily got over most of the disorders (Smallpox and meazles
excepted) incident to Children, and enjoyed in general
good health, it was in Sept.r last observed, that one of
the Maxillary Glands of the left side was swelled,
but as the Child was otherwise well and made no Com¬
plaint, little attention was given to it, but directions to
cover the part with flannells, and to keep the Body so¬
luble. In that State, and about the Bigness of an English
filberd, 1 it continued till about Eight days ago, when a
tumour below the Chin inclining to the left side was
observed, which occasioned his being brought to Toun --


Upon our Examination we found the first glandular
Swelling to be in the same state as above described, that
below the Chin was about the size of a Nutmeg, and one
below it close by the Trachea, of the bigness of a large Gar¬
den pea, which as well as the others, the Child suffered
to be handled without complaining. The quantity of
one & a half grains of Mercury were ordered for two Night



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successively, to be purged off the following Morning; Pul¬
tices of
Chamomil flowers were applied externally and a
Liniment of Ung.t nervinum and Sp.t Sal. ammon. was rub¬
bed on the parts twice a day, before the application of the
pultices
and these were continued till an Erysipiletous
appearance
on the part made us judge necessary to
Discontinue topical applications; we were proceeding
with the Mercurials as before, but were again interrup¬
ted by an Eruption over his whole Body, attended with
a fever, a disorder which has been frequent among
Children here, this Season; this is now pretty much
over: the Child is in good Spirits and easy in his Belly.
We are desired by Cap.t James Campbell the Father to
transmitt you the case for your advice --

We are Sir
your most Obed.t
&
most Humle servants
Jo. Duncanson
Archd Campbell Surgeon



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To
Doctor William Cullen
Physician
Edinburgh


Mr Duncanson
abt Duncan Campbell
Janry 13th 1775.
Vol. II. p. 58.

Notes:

1: Older variant of 'filbert', the hazelnut (from wild and cultivated trees of the genus Corylus), which are normally 1-2 centimetres in length.

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