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

 

[ID:1119] From: Dr John Duncanson (Duncason) / To: Mr J. More / Regarding: Mr Duncan Campbell (Patient) / 5 February 1775 / (Incoming)

Letter from John Duncanson and Archibald Campbell regarding the case of Campbell's son. May have been originally addressed to J. More, Writer to the Signet, Gossfords' Close [Edinburgh], whose address is also on the letter. Although some of Cullen's medicines have been used, the swelling of his neck has not been reduced since before.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1119
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/220
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date5 February 1775
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from John Duncanson and Archibald Campbell regarding the case of Campbell's son. May have been originally addressed to J. More, Writer to the Signet, Gossfords' Close [Edinburgh], whose address is also on the letter. Although some of Cullen's medicines have been used, the swelling of his neck has not been reduced since before.
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.
4


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:310]AuthorDr John Duncanson (Duncason)
[PERS ID:3324]AddresseeMr J. More
[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:161]Supplemental AuthorMr Archibald Campbell
[PERS ID:1]Supplemental AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

Places linked to this document

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

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Inveraray 5th febry 1775
Sir


We received your Letter of
Advice for Captain Campbell's son, and have
continued to apply the Solution externally, but
it was impossible to perswade him to use the
opening mixture you order'd; necessity therefore
made us have recourse to Sena, an infusion
of which every third every third day, with
Tamarind water have kept him sufficiently
open. The Swelling of the Glands of his Neck
are much in the same state as we mention'd
in our last: but we omitted to observe that there
was some degree of inflammation in the skin
of the Tumour immediately below the chin, which
still continues, & which from the beginning was,



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and now is soft & free of pain. Since our last
we observe that the Glands under the right
Ear
are in the same State as those on the
other side. The young Gentleman continues in
other respects in perfect health & spirits: we
are wearing off the flannel by degrees.


We are Sir
your most obedient
&
most humble Servants

Jo Duncanson
&
Archd Campbell



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Mr J. More Writer to the Signet
Gossfords close 1


To
Doctor William Cullen
Physician
Edinburgh


To Messrs. John Duncanson Phy¬
sician and Mr Archibald Campbell
Surgeon
[S S?] Inverary 2


Messrs Duncanson &
Campbell Concerning
Capt.n Campbells Son
Febry. 5 1775
Vol. 2. p. 70.

Notes:

1: This was presumably a third party through whom the letter passed. He may have been the original addressee (as the patient's legal guardian?)

2: It is unclear why this letter had been re-addressed to the senders.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Inveraray 5th febry 1775
Sir


We received your Letter of
Advice for Captain Campbell's son, and have
continued to apply the Solution externally, but
it was impossible to perswade him to use the
opening mixture you order'd; necessity therefore
made us have recourse to Sena, an infusion
of which every third every third day, with
Tamarind water have kept him sufficiently
open. The Swelling of the Glands of his Neck
are much in the same state as we mention'd
in our last: but we omitted to observe that there
was some degree of inflammation in the skin
of the Tumour immediately below the chin, which
still continues, & which from the beginning was,



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and now is soft & free of pain. Since our last
we observe that the Glands under the right
Ear
are in the same State as those on the
other side. The young Gentleman continues in
other respects in perfect health & spirits: we
are wearing off the flannel by degrees.


We are Sir
your most obedient
&
most h↑m↑ble Servants

Jo Duncanson
&
Archd Campbell



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Mr J. More Writer to ye. S.
Gossfords close 1


To
Doctor William Cullen
Physician
Edinburgh


To Messrs. John Duncanson Phy¬
sician and Mr Archibald Campbell
Surgeon
[S S?] Inverary 2


Messrs Duncanson &
Campbell C.
Capt.n Campbells Son
Febry. 5 1775
Vol. 2. p. 70.

Notes:

1: This was presumably a third party through whom the letter passed. He may have been the original addressee (as the patient's legal guardian?)

2: It is unclear why this letter had been re-addressed to the senders.

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