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

 

[ID:1182] From: Mr John McAlaster (McAlester, Maccalester, Mccallester) / To: Dr Hugh Marshall / Regarding: James McAlester (Jamie McAlaster, Mcallester) (Patient) / 30 November 1775 / (Incoming)

Letter from John McAllester addressed to Doctor Marshall in Rothesay, regarding the case of his son Jamie. McAlester expresses his wish to consult Cullen again and acquaint him of the change in the child's sickness.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1182
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/282b
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date30 November 1775
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) Enclosure(s) mentioned, but missing
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from John McAllester addressed to Doctor Marshall in Rothesay, regarding the case of his son Jamie. McAlester expresses his wish to consult Cullen again and acquaint him of the change in the child's sickness.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:328]
Case of John McAlester, a boy who has recovered enough to walk, but who is still deaf. See also the later case from 1785.
7


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1650]AuthorMr John McAlaster (McAlester, Maccalester, Mccallester)
[PERS ID:432]AddresseeDr Hugh Marshall
[PERS ID:1456]Patient James McAlester (Jamie McAlaster, Mcallester)
[PERS ID:432]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Hugh Marshall
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1650]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr John McAlaster (McAlester, Maccalester, Mccallester)
[PERS ID:434]Supplemental AddresseeMr Thomas Hay

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Place of Writing Ardlamont Tighnabruaich West Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Rothesay Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

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Aird Lamont 30th November 775
Sir


As there is some alteration
in my son Jamie Seekness, I wanted to
Consult Doctor Cullen. Again, and to
accquaint him of the change; about the
beging (ing) of October, both his Ear's began to
discharge Blood / in place of the matter
that formerly came from them / And con¬
tinued to for fourteen day's, tho not dis¬
chargeg
any great Quaintity at a time,
but since they are Running matter as
formerly, a few day's after the Running
of the Ear's changed from the Blood to the
matter, he was seised with a Lingering
seekness, a great heavieness, sleeped much
& Eat very little or not Food of any
kinde
, but drunk fequently, which
hase continued now moore than a month
till within these few day's, he is better
th'o much pulled down in his Flesh
he was Bled let Blood off behind the
Ear's by Leitche's, when seised, and every
article of Doctor Cullen's directions
comply'd with, wit but the mercury
whicn Cannot be Got to ly on his
Stomack, I now Intreat of you to
write Doctor Cullen, with those Remark
and Get his oppinion what should next




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be done the quaintity of matter now come¬
ing from his
Ear's is much the same as before
& of the same collour, for fear that the Docter
hase forgot the former state laid before him
it's Right to be pretty full with him & the more
to Enable you to that I have here inclosed the
Docter's letter. ----- I wrote you last week to
which had no answer, I wish to have your
Opinion of this by the Bearer


I am
Dear Sir
Your very Humble Servant
Jno.. M Alester



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To
Doctor Marshall
Rothsay


Mr Maccallaster, about
his son, 30th November 1775

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Aird Lamont 30th Novr 775
Sir


As there is some alteration
in my son Jamie Seekness, I wanted to
Consult Doctor Cullen. Again, and to
accquaint him of the change; about the
beging (ing) of October, both his Ear's began to
discharge Blood / in place of the matter
that formerly came from them / And con¬
tinued to for fourteen day's, tho not dis¬
chargeg
any great Quaintity at a time,
but since they are Running matter as
formerly, a few day's after the Running
of the Ear's changed from the Blood to the
matter, he was seised with a Lingering
seekness, a great heavieness, sleeped much
& Eat very little or not Food of any
kinde
, but drunk fequently, which
hase continued now moore than a month
till within these few day's, he is better
th'o much pulled down in his Flesh
he was Bled let Blood off behind the
Ear's by Leitche's, when seised, and every
article of Doctor Cullen's directions
comply'd with, wit but the mercury
whicn Cannot be Got to ly on his
Stomack, I now Intreat of you to
write Doctor Cullen, with those Remark
and Get his oppinion what should next




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be done the quaintity of matter now come¬
ing from his
Ear's is much the same as before
& of the same collour, for fear that the Docter
hase forgot the former state laid before him
it's Right to be pretty full with him & the more
to Enable you to that I have here inclosed the
Docter's letter. ----- I wrote you last week to
which had no answer, I wish to have your
Opinion of this by the Bearer


I am
Dr Sir
Your very Huml Sent
Jno.. M Alester



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To
Doctor Marshall
Rothsay


Mr Maccallaster, abt
his son, 30th Nov.r 1775

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