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

 

[ID:1168] From: [AUTHOR UNKNOWN] / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr (Patient) / 20 September 1775 / (Incoming)

Letter headed 'Case of a Gentleman at Bergen in Norway, who has weak eyes, signed 'Forbes James Hunter and Co'. This was a private banking company established by Sir William Forbes, James Hunter and others.

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DOC ID 1168
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/269
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date20 September 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 headed 'Case of a Gentleman at Bergen in Norway, who has weak eyes, signed 'Forbes James Hunter and Co'. This was a private banking company established by Sir William Forbes, James Hunter and others.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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[Case ID:530]
Case of a gentleman at Bergen, Norway who has weak eyes.
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[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1577]PatientMr
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1579]Patient's Relative / Spouse / Friend
[PERS ID:1580]Patient's Relative / Spouse / Friend
[PERS ID:1581]Patient's Relative / Spouse / Friend
[PERS ID:1578]Patient's Relative / Spouse / Friend

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Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Bergen Norway Norway Europe certain

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Case of a gentleman at Bergen in Norway, who
has weak eyes ----


He has from his youth been short sighted and
imagines it was occasioned by the Small pox, as neither
his Parents nor brothers or sisters are so --. last winter,
probably from the Cold, the left eye, which has always
been the weakest, became so bad, that since there always
seems to play before it black rays, so that he cannot
distinguish any objects even very nigh, but is so dim
as if there was a film over it, although none can observe
any and it appears as clear as the other eye --. when
he looks on paper, every thing seems confused & dim,
he finds no pain, but when it stiffens a little in
sunshine, or candle light; it never runs, but is
always dry; the right eye is somewhat better, but
not so clear as formerly -- He is now 45 years of
age -

[Sir?] Forbes Ja Hunter & Co 1
20 September 1775



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Case of a Gentleman
of Bergen
September 1775

Notes:

1: Private bank of Sir William Forbes, James Hunter [later Sir James Hunter-Blair] & Company was established in , Edinburgh in the 1720s, primarily dealing in corn and buying and selling of goods on commission. Crucially, the firm negotiated bills of exchange on London, Holland, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

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[Page 1]
Case of a gentleman at Bergen in Norway, who
has weak eyes ----


He has from his youth been short sighted and
imagines it was occasioned by the Small pox, as neither
his Parents nor brothers or sisters are so --. last winter,
probably from the Cold, the left eye, which has always
been the weakest, became so bad, that since there always
seems to play before it black rays, so that he cannot
distinguish any objects even very nigh, but is so dim
as if there was a film over it, altho none can observe
any and it appears as clear as the other eye --. when
he looks on paper, every thing seems confused & dim,
he finds no pain, but when it stiffens a little in
sunshine, or candle light; it never runs, but is
always dry; the right eye is somewhat better, but
not so clear as formerly -- He is now 45 years of
age -

[Sir?] Forbes Ja Hunter & Co 1
20 Septr 1775



[Page 2]

Case of a Gent.
of Bergen
Septr 1775

Notes:

1: Private bank of Sir William Forbes, James Hunter [later Sir James Hunter-Blair] & Company was established in , Edinburgh in the 1720s, primarily dealing in corn and buying and selling of goods on commission. Crucially, the firm negotiated bills of exchange on London, Holland, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

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