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

 

[ID:1300] From: Countess Isabella Hay (Carr) (Lady Erroll, Lady Hay) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Lady Charlotte Hay (Hay) (Patient) / 29 June 1776 / (Incoming)

Letter from Lady Erroll, Slains Castle, regarding the case of her eldest daughter, Lady Charlotte Hay. The medicine ordered by Cullen two years ago had 'the very best effects' upon her unil the past three of four months, but has been less effective recently, and she encloses the recipe 'to make that alteration upon it you think proper'.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1300
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/397
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date29 June 1776
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 Lady Erroll, Slains Castle, regarding the case of her eldest daughter, Lady Charlotte Hay. The medicine ordered by Cullen two years ago had 'the very best effects' upon her unil the past three of four months, but has been less effective recently, and she encloses the recipe 'to make that alteration upon it you think proper'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:8]
Case of Lady Charlotte Hay who suffers from rheumatism in her head and arm, and other symptoms over many years while Cullen serves as family physician.
16


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:931]AuthorCountess Isabella Hay (Lady Erroll, Lady Hay)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:420]PatientLady Charlotte Hay
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:931]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendCountess Isabella Hay (Lady Erroll, Lady Hay)
[PERS ID:22]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendEarl James Boyd Hay (15th Earl of Erroll, Lord Erroll, Lord Errol)

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Slains Castle Cruden Bay East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe certain

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Slains Castle June the 29th
Sir


The Confidence I place in your Judgment occasions
you the trouble of frequent Letters from [me?] – the
reason of this is to acquaint you that the
medicine which you order'd two years ago for my
Eldest Daughter had the very best effects upon
her till within these three or four months past,
then it intirely fail'd of its operation, even after
the solution was made of double strength & I
sometimes gave her a double quantity, but without
effect, which occasion'd her frequent Headachs, &
Gripes, both of which I am persuad'd from the
most attentive obervation proceed chiefly from
Costiveness, as when she was releived from that
by your medicine operating, she was free of
every Complaint, being naturally thank God



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extremely healthy, tho' habitually rather of a Costive
Constitution; I have inclosed your recipe to make
that alteration upon it you think proper, & any
directions of yours will be punctually follow'd.


My Lord Joins with me in best Compliments
I am Sir
Your Most Humble Servant
I Erroll



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Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Lady Errol. Q.
Lady Charlte. Hay
June 29th 1776
Vol. Vth p.94

Diplomatic Text

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Slains Castle June ye 29th
Sir


The Confidence I place in your Judgment occasions
you the trouble of frequent Letters from [me?] – the
reason of this is to acquaint you that the
medicine which you order'd two years ago for my
Eldest Daughter had the very best effects upon
her till within these three or four months past,
then it intirely fail'd of its operation, even after
the solution was made of double strength & I
sometimes gave her a double quantity, but without
effect, which occasion'd her frequent Headachs, &
Gripes, both of which I am persuad'd from the
most attentive obervation proceed chiefly from
Costiveness, as when she was releived from that
by your medicine operating, she was free of
every Complaint, being naturally thank God



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extremely healthy, tho' habitually rather of a Costive
Constitution; I have inclosed your recipe to make
that alteration upon it you think proper, & any
directions of yours will be punctually follow'd.


My Lord Joins with me in best Compts
I am Sir
Yr Most Humble Servt
I Erroll



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Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Lady Errol. Q.
Lady Charlte. Hay
June 29th 1776
Vol. Vth p.94

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