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

 

[ID:1309] From: Mr J Rudd / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Pease (Patient) / 8 July 1776 / (Incoming)

Letter from Joseph(?) Rudd [on first name, see person 2295], concerning the case of a young patient, the infant son of Mr Thomas Pease. The child has suffered from convulsions during teething, in which he 'turn'd quite black and did not struggle much'.

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DOC ID 1309
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/406
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date8 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 Joseph(?) Rudd [on first name, see person 2295], concerning the case of a young patient, the infant son of Mr Thomas Pease. The child has suffered from convulsions during teething, in which he 'turn'd quite black and did not struggle much'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:777]
Case of the infant son of Thomas Pease who has suffered convulsions.
2


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:2295]AuthorMr J Rudd
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2297]Patient Pease
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2295]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr J Rudd
[PERS ID:2647]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Benson (of Leeds)
[PERS ID:2648]Patient's Relative / Spouse / Friend Pease
[PERS ID:2296]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Thomas Pease
[PERS ID:2646]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Oldam (of Leeds?)

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Darlington North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Darlington North-East England Europe certain

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Sir/
Darlington July 8. 1776


Mr. Thos. Pease Merchant in this Place has had the
Misfortune to loose two very fine boys, the one 9 Month[s]
old the other 13. the latter ↑a lusty child↑ about {illeg}Cutting his Teeth & not
before was seiz'd with Convulsions which continu'd
[Start of margin text]at times[End of margin text] about three Weeks & prov'd fatal. I did not attend
him but am inform'd that the Gum was repeatedly
lanc'd Antispasmodics {illeg} 1 & every
other likely Means [tried?] but to no purpose---


The third (now living) a sensible lively Child. pale
Complexion'd and rather delicate is now about his
Teeth, having gott three very easy and a fourth
high cutting, was yesterday in the Nurses arms
in the fields {illeg}Seized with a Slight Convulsion
which continu'd but a short time so I had not an
opportunity of seeing him but from the account
the Child turn'd quite black and did not
struggle much in the fitt, tho after it
seem'd quite low and faint & broke into
a profuse sweat
. I did not find the pulse
any ways quickn'd nor any sickness or
disorder in the Stomach or bowels. very
tezmperate in his body. &and not thirsty or hott
I examin'd the Gum and found the Skin loose,
& no need of the Lancet, if any more appearance
of Convulsions will certaingly perform the operation
Hishe {illeg} is this day very hearty but low. and his
Parents having ↑too↑ much reason to apprehend Danger
desires to have your opinion about the Dear little boy
& to know whether the Cold Bath or the Bark
might not be safely used. or any other method
you think fitt to point out




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The boy has taken very little Medicine except
a little Rhubarb & magnesia to keep the body open
& by the direction of some friend or other they
have given Dalby's Carminative -----


Mr. Oldam & Mr. Benson of Leeds ↑Uncles to Mr Pease,↑ both Consult'd
you not long ago & having found great
benefitt desir'd to have your assistance,
to this little Boy Mr. Pease's Brother
who Come's to Edinburgh every year will
be at your place very soon and will Call
upon you & pay the Expence. You'll if
Convenient Write [by?] return of Post and
You'll greatly oblige Mr. Pease... {illeg}

Your Most Obedient Servant
[Jerh.?] Rudd.



[Page 3]


Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr Rudd Q.
Mr Pease's child
July 8. 1776
Vol. Vth p. 109

Notes:

1: The word looks like 'veciatories'. There is no such word in OED, so this may be merely a minor misprision on the part of the writer.

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[Page 1]
Sir/
Darlington July 8. 1776


Mr. Thos. Pease Mercht. in this Place has had the
Misfortune to loose two very fine boys, the one 9 Month[s]
old the other 13. the latter ↑a lusty child↑ abt. {illeg}Cutting his Teeth & not
before was seiz'd with Convulsions which continu'd
[Start of margin text]at times[End of margin text] abt. three Weeks & prov'd fatal. I did not attend
him but am inform'd that the Gum was repeatedly
lanc'd Antispasmodics {illeg} 1 & every
other likely Means [tried?] but to no purpose---


The third (now living) a sensible lively Child. pale
Complexion'd and rather delicate is now about his
Teeth, having gott three very easy and a fourth
high cutting, was yesterday in the Nurses arms
in the fields {illeg}Seized with a Slight Convulsion
which continu'd but a short time so I had not an
opportunity of seeing him but from the account
the Child turn'd quite black and did not
struggle much in the fitt, tho after it
seem'd quite low and faint & broke into
a profuse sweat
. I did not find the pulse
any ways quickn'd nor any sickness or
disorder in the Stomach or bowels. very
tezmperate in his body. &and not thirsty or hott
I examin'd the Gum and found the Skin loose,
& no need of the Lancet, if any more appearance
of Convulsions will certaingly perform the operat:n
Hishe {illeg} is this day very hearty but low. and his
Parents having ↑too↑ much reason to apprehend Danger
desires to have your opinion abt. the Dear little boy
& to know whether the Cold Bath or the Bark
might not be safely used. or any other method
you think fitt to point out




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The boy has taken very little Medicine except
a little Rhubarb & magn- to keep the body open
& by the direction of some friend or other they
have given Dalby's Carminative -----


Mr. Oldam & Mr. Benson of Leeds ↑Uncles to Mr Pease,↑ both Consult'd
you not long ago & having found great
benefitt desir'd to have your assistance,
to this little Boy Mr. Pease's Brothr.
who Come's to Edinburgh every year will
be at your place very soon and will Call
upon you & pay the Expence. You'll if
Convenient Write [by?] return of Post and
You'll greatly oblige Mr. Pease... {illeg}

Your Most Obedt. Servt.
[Jerh.?] Rudd.



[Page 3]


Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr Rudd Q.
Mr Pease's child
July 8. 1776
Vol. Vth p. 109

Notes:

1: The word looks like 'veciatories'. There is no such word in OED, so this may be merely a minor misprision on the part of the writer.

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