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

 

[ID:1298] From: Dr Thomas Yorstoun (Yerstoun, Yorstown, Yorkston) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Reverend Peter Yorstoun (of Closeburn & Dalgarnoch; Yerstoun, Yorkston) (Patient), Mr Kennedy (Patient) / 24 June 1776 / (Incoming)

Letter from Thomas Yorstoun concerning the case of his father, Reverend Mr Peter Yorstoun, and the case of his friend and patient Mr Kennedy. Includes a recipe Kennedy has been taking. The missing enclosed case note is document 1296.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1298
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/395
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date24 June 1776
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) Enclosure(s) mentioned, but missing
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from Thomas Yorstoun concerning the case of his father, Reverend Mr Peter Yorstoun, and the case of his friend and patient Mr Kennedy. Includes a recipe Kennedy has been taking. The missing enclosed case note is document 1296.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:333]
Case of Mr Kennedy whose disease Cullen considers to be 'entirely epileptic'.
8
[Case ID:710]
Case of the Reverend Peter Yorstoun who has piles and related complaints.
5


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:929]AuthorDr Thomas Yorstoun (Yerstoun, Yorstown, Yorkston)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1054]PatientMr Kennedy
[PERS ID:928]PatientReverend Peter Yorstoun (of Closeburn & Dalgarnoch; Yerstoun, Yorkston)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:929]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendDr Thomas Yorstoun (Yerstoun, Yorstown, Yorkston)

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Drumlanrig (Drumlanrig Castle) Borders Scotland Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain

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Sir


Inclosed I send you the case of Mr. Yorstoun
my Father in order to your advice --


I am desired to mention to you some Circumstances
relating to my friend & Patient Mr. Kennedy who for¬
merly consulted you about his Epileptic fits - These
still continue to return - but with longer intervals &
less severity - he continues to observe your directions with
respect to Regimen & Bathing - And took all the Cupr: Am¬
moniacum
which was sent in the Manner your last
Letter advised - besides which he has likewise taken
a good deal of the following preparation - which, being
unwilling to trouble you with sending Cuprum, &
part of the last Parcel having been lost on the Rodd I
gave by way of Succidaneum -

Take one drachm of [verdigris?] and half a drachm of white chalk. Grind and add five drachms of breadcrumbs and a sufficient quantity of spirit of hartshorn to make a mass.


This Mass I divided in the way as directed for the Pill
[Cærulia?] calculating half a grain to each Pill - and given in
the quantity of 2 or 3 Pills for a dose it produced the same sen¬
sible Effects - he enjoys his health appetite & spirits
very well except when the fits are upon him, he is then
dull & stupid - and ↑I↑ am sensible of no other alteration about
him - but his being grown taller & stronger - the seton
runs well - but of late he has taken no medicine what¬
ever except now & then {illeg} easy cooling Physick ––
His friends are desir[ous to k]now what steps you think



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can be further taken - I will expect your answer with
respect to my Father as soon as convenient, I am with
great respect & Esteem

Your Most Obedient humble servant
Thos. Yorstoun


To
Dr William Cullen
Physician
Edinburgh


Case of the Revd.
Mr. Yerston
24th June 1776
Vol Vth p89

Diplomatic Text

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Sir


Inclosed I send you the case of Mr. Yorstoun
my Father in order to your advice --


I am desired to mention to you some Circumstances
relating to my friend & Patient Mr. Kennedy who for¬
merly consulted you about his Epileptic fits - These
still continue to return - but wt. longer intervals &
less severity - he continues to observe your directions wt.
respect to Regimen & Bathing - And took all the Cupr: Am¬
moniacum
which was sent in the Manner your last
Letter advised - besides which he has likewise taken
a good deal of the following preparation - which, being
unwilling to trouble you wt. sending Cuprum, &
part of the last Parcel having been lost on the Rodd I
gave by way of Succidaneum -


℞ [Ærugin: Æeris?] ȝi
Cret. Alb: ȝſs Tere &
adde Mica Panis ȝv
Spt Corn. Cerv.: q.s. ut fiat Mass


This Mass I divided in the way as directed for the Pill
[Cærulia?] calculating half a gr. to each Pill - and given in
the qty. of 2 or 3 Pills for a dose it produced the same sen¬
sible Effects - he enjoys his health appetite & spirits
very well except when the fits are upon him, he is then
dull & stupid - and ↑I↑ am sensible of no other alteration about
him - but his being grown taller & stronger - the seton
runs well - but of late he has taken no medicine what¬
ever except now & then {illeg} easy cooling Physick ––
His friends are desir[ous to k]now what steps you think



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can be further taken - I will expect your answer wt.
respect to my Father as soon as convenient, I am wt.
great respect & Esteem

Your Most Obedt. humble sert
Thos. Yorstoun


To
Dr William Cullen
Physician
Edinr


Case of the Revd.
Mr. Yerston
24th June 1776
Vol Vth p89

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