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

 

[ID:1308] 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) / 7 July 1776 / (Incoming)

Letter from Thomas Yorstoun concerning the case of his father, Reverend Mr Peter Yorstoun. Yorstoun is 'sorry & asham'd at the inacuracy of my [previous] Letter', which lacked a date and place. The postscript mentions another patient (Mr Kennedy) and his doctor (Mr Riddell).

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1308
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/405
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date7 July 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 Thomas Yorstoun concerning the case of his father, Reverend Mr Peter Yorstoun. Yorstoun is 'sorry & asham'd at the inacuracy of my [previous] Letter', which lacked a date and place. The postscript mentions another patient (Mr Kennedy) and his doctor (Mr Riddell).
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:928]PatientReverend Peter Yorstoun (of Closeburn & Dalgarnoch; Yerstoun, Yorkston)
[PERS ID:1054]PatientMr Kennedy
[PERS ID:1459]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Walter Riddell
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:929]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Thomas Yorstoun (Yerstoun, Yorstown, Yorkston)
[PERS ID:929]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendDr Thomas Yorstoun (Yerstoun, Yorstown, Yorkston)

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Place of Writing Waterside Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain

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Sir


On friday last I received your most
Obliging Favour for which my best Acknow¬
ledgements are most certainly due -I am sorry
& asham'd at the inacuracy of my Letter -The
circumstance of wanting date & place was ow¬
ing to the haste of My Friends who sent yow
what was only a Scrol - Your full & Satis¬
factory account of, & direction for my Fathers
Disease, give me great pleasure, and the more
that I find my own Sentiments have Obtaind
the Sanction of your Opinion The plan which
yow have proposed for his management shall
be Observed - and I shall certainly use the



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priviledge your goodness allows me to acquaint
yow with the Consequences - The best return
I can propose making yow for such Obliga¬
tions is my Gratitude -which, with the Esteem
I have long intertain'd for your Character, I {illeg}
should think my self extreamly happy in any
Opportunity of testifying -- I am respect¬
fully Sir

Your much Obliged & Obedient Servant
Thos. Yorstoun

Waterside (near
Drumlanrig)
7th.. July 1776 -


P.S. I shall acquaint Mr. Riddel with what of your
advice relates to Mr. Kennedy - My intention in giving
him Chalk with the Ærugo was not only for Diffusing it
but like wise for neutralizing the Acid which I thought
might otherways render it too Acrimonious - but I shall try the
sugar when I give it again -since the destroying the Acid may



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may probably render it less Missible or Soluble in
in the Animal Juices ---


To
Dr. William Cullen
Physician
Edinburgh

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Sir


On friday last I received your most
Obliging Favour for which my best Acknow¬
ledgements are most certainly due -I am sorry
& asham'd at the inacuracy of my Letter -The
circumstance of wanting date & place was ow¬
ing to the haste of My Friends who sent yow
what was only a Scrol - Your full & Satis¬
factory account of, & direction for my Fathers
Disease, give me great pleasure, and the more
that I find my own Sentiments have Obtaind
the Sanction of your Opinion The plan which
yow have proposed for his management shall
be Observed - and I shall certainly use the



[Page 2]

priviledge your goodness allows me to acquaint
yow with the Consequences - The best return
I can propose making yow for such Obliga¬
tions is my Gratitude -which, with the Esteem
I have long intertain'd for your Character, I {illeg}
should think my self extreamly happy in any
Opportunity of testifying -- I am respect¬
fully Sir

Your much Obliged & Obedt. Sert.
Thos. Yorstoun

Waterside (near
Drumlanrig)
7th.. July 1776 -


P.S. I shall acquaint Mr. Riddel wt. what of your
advice relates to Mr. Kennedy - My intention in giving
him Chalk wt. the Ærugo was not only for Diffusing it
but like wise for neutralizing the Acid which I thought
might otherways render it too Acrimonious - but I shall try the
sugar when I give it again -since the destroying the Acid may



[Page 3]

may probably render it less Missible or Soluble in
in the Animal Juices ---


To
Dr. William Cullen
Physician
Edinburgh

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