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

 

[ID:1190] From: Anonymous / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mr Callow (Patient) / December 1775 / (Incoming)

Letter introducing the bearer, a Mr Callow, and describing his case. He is 'subject to inflammation of the throat on catching the least cold'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1190
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/290
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
DateDecember 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 introducing the bearer, a Mr Callow, and describing his case. He is 'subject to inflammation of the throat on catching the least cold'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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[Case ID:501]
Case of Mr Callow, who is 'subject to inflammation of the throat on catching the least cold'.
2


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[PERS ID:1616]Author
[PERS ID:1612]PatientMr Callow
[PERS ID:1616]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / Apothecary
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Mr Callow the bearer aged 25 always healthy but
but subject to inflammation of the throat on catching the
least cold, as sitting in wet cloaths, speaking loud
or long, or whatever strained the throat &cc. ----


About seven weeks ago after being
much heated imprudently exposed himself by riding
several miles in a heavy storm of wind and rain,
the consequence of which was; in a few days the Pati¬
ent complained of pain in his head, and of heat and
soreness in the throat; attended with rigor and Chillness
suceeeded by heat, a frequent and full pulse, dry skin,
redness of the eyes, a florid countenance, pains in
the back, loins, &cc. -------- to these uneceeded 1
a cough with difficulty of deglutition, an inclina¬
tion to vomit, with bad taste in the mouth, great
thirst, want of appetite, broken sleep from the
cough. -----


On the inspection of the parts the tonsils
with the uvula and velum palati appeared much
swelled and of a red colour. ----




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Several ounces of blood was ordered to be taken from
the arm and to be repeated as the surgeon saw necessary


The Belly was made lax and cooling Cathar¬
rties
to be taken every second or third day. --


a large Blister was ordered to be applyed
on the back of the neck and is still kept open. -- The
Pediluvium to be used frequently. -- Volatile embro¬
cations [rubed?] on externally with the use of Gargles
occasionally. --- The saline draughts Given in as
large Quantities as the patients stomach would
bear. ---- in a few days most of the Symptoms as
enumerated on the other side disappeared. but still
inflammation with pain, and swelling in the throat
continued in some part. ---- a decoction of the Bark
was orderd and to ↑be↑ taken for some weeks. - leeches
were likewise applyed externally but without any
benefit. ---




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Mr Callow
December 1775
V. IV. p. 93.

Notes:

1: Possibly an idiosyncratic or hastily written variant of "unexceeded" which is itself a rare coinage (See OED).

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]


Mr Callow the bearer aged 25 always healthy but
but subject to inflammation of the throat on catching the
least cold, as sitting in wet cloaths, speaking loud
or long, or whatever strained the throat &cc. ----


About seven weeks ago after being
much heated imprudently exposed himself by riding
several miles in a heavy storm of wind and rain,
the consequence of which was; in a few days the Pati¬
ent complained of pain in his head, and of heat and
soreness in the throat; attended with rigor and Chillness
suceeeded by heat, a frequent and full pulse, dry skin,
redness of the eyes, a florid countenance, pains in
the back, loins, &cc. -------- to these uneceeded 1
a cough with difficulty of deglutition, an inclina¬
tion to vomit, with bad taste in the mouth, great
thirst, want of appetite, broken sleep from the
cough. -----


On the inspection of the parts the tonsils
with the uvula and velum palati appeared much
swelled and of a red colour. ----




[Page 2]


Several ounces of blood was ordered to be taken from
the arm and to be repeated as the surgeon saw necessary


The Belly was made lax and cooling Cathar¬
rties
to be taken every second or third day. --


a large Blister was ordered to be applyed
on the back of the neck and is still kept open. -- The
Pediluvium to be used frequently. -- Volatile embro¬
cations [rubed?] on externally with the use of Gargles
occasionally. --- The saline draughts Given in as
large Quantities as the patients stomach would
bear. ---- in a few days most of the Sympts as
enumerated on the other side disappeared. but still
inflammation with pain, and swelling in the throat
continued in some part. ---- a decoction of the Bark
was orderd and to ↑be↑ taken for some weeks. - leeches
were likewise applyed externally but without any
benefit. ---




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Mr Callow
Decr 1775
V. IV. p. 93.

Notes:

1: Possibly an idiosyncratic or hastily written variant of "unexceeded" which is itself a rare coinage (See OED).

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