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

 

[ID:1223] From: Mr James Wood (of Berwick) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Key (Patient) / 7 January 1776 / (Incoming)

Letter from the Berwick surgeon James Wood regarding the case of Mr Key, who has 'mortification' in several of his toes.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1223
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/323
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date7 January 1776
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 the Berwick surgeon James Wood regarding the case of Mr Key, who has 'mortification' in several of his toes.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:523]
Case of Mr Key, a 45-year-old man who 'has for several years past been troubled with violent head achs', and mortified toes.
2


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:408]AuthorMr James Wood (of Berwick)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:486]PatientMr Key
[PERS ID:408]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr James Wood (of Berwick)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe certain

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Dear Sir


The mortified part of one of Mr Keys toes
in his right foot separated in a Circular manner from the sound
part, on which I took it off, The foot looks now quite
in a natural state, there being no Inflamation, swelling
nor discolouration, but in the left foot there are two
Toes a little mortified but the progress of the mortification
seems stoped, he takes every day Cort. Peruv Ȝiii rad
Serpentaria Ȝi, 1 – What is ↑his↑ greatest uneasiness now and
what pains him both night and day is flying shooting
pains sometimes most in the sole of the foot, sometimes
in the instep, sometimes in the great toe, and sometimes
most in one foot, and sometimes in the other foot,
there is no swelling nor discolouration in either foot
except the mortified part –– he keeps his appetite
pretty well, has a Constant quickness in his
pulse
which encreases in the evenings and abates in the
morning, he has a stool every day, I have all
along fomented his feet twice a day, I never durst
venture to give opium to allay these pains lest it
should increase the debility of his habit


You'll please to answer me the following queries



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Whither the bark must be Continued & in what quantity
Whither the fomentation should be Continued
What diet Mr Key should take


his drink is port Wine [quere?] how much a day
should be allowed ––
should small beer be
allowed


For further particulars of Mr Keys Case please to
look at my last letter –– I have here enclosed
a Guinea note, shall be glad of your answer
as soon as Convenient


I am always with
much respect Dear Sir your most Obedient Servant
Jas Wood
Berwick January 1776



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To
Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr Wood q.
Mr Key –
Jan. 1776
Vol. IV p.98

Notes:

1: These measures are three and one drachm respectively.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Dear Sir


The mortified part of one of Mr Keys toes
in his right foot separated in a Circular manner from the sound
part, on which I took it off, The foot looks now quite
in a natural state, there being no Inflamation, swelling
nor discolouration, but in the left foot there are two
Toes a little mortified but the progress of the mortification
seems stoped, he takes every day Cort. Peruv Ȝiii rad
Serpentaria Ȝi, 1 – What is ↑his↑ greatest uneasiness now and
what pains him both night and day is flying shooting
pains sometimes most in the sole of the foot, sometimes
in the instep, sometimes in the great toe, and sometimes
most in one foot, and sometimes in the other foot,
there is no swelling nor discolouration in either foot
except the mortified part –– he keeps his appetite
pretty well, has a Constant quickness in his
pulse
wch. encreases in the evenings and abates in the
morning, he has a stool every day, I have all
along fomented his feet twice a day, I never durst
venture to give opium to allay these pains lest it
should increase the debility of his habit


You'll please to answer me the following queries



[Page 2]

Whither the bark must be Continued & in what quantity
Whither the fomentation should be Continued
What diet Mr Key should take


his drink is port Wine [quere?] how much a day
should be allowed ––
should small beer be
allowed


For further particulars of Mr Keys Case please to
look at my last letter –– I have here enclosed
a Guinea note, shall be glad of your answer
as soon as Convenient


I am always with
much respect Dear Sir yr most Obedt Servant
Jas Wood
Berwick Jany 1776



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To
Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr Wood q.
Mr Key –
Jan. 1776
Vol. IV p.98

Notes:

1: These measures are three and one drachm respectively.

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