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

 

[ID:1313] From: Mr Cornelius Inglis / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Cornelius Inglis (Patient), Miss Fannie Brownlee (Brounlee) (Patient) / 12 June 1776 / (Incoming)

Letter from Cornelius Inglis concerning the case of Miss Brownlee, who 'Consulted you Lately for a sore eye'. he asks on his own behalf concerning his gout.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1313
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/410
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date12 June 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 Cornelius Inglis concerning the case of Miss Brownlee, who 'Consulted you Lately for a sore eye'. he asks on his own behalf concerning his gout.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:559]
Case of Miss Fannie Brownlee at Lanark with a sore eye, a scrophulous eruption near her ear and gout.
4
[Case ID:1095]
Case of the surgeon Cornelius Inglis who has gout.
2


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:2317]AuthorMr Cornelius Inglis
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2384]PatientMiss Fannie Brownlee (Brounlee)
[PERS ID:2317]PatientMr Cornelius Inglis
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2317]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Cornelius Inglis
[PERS ID:2384]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMiss Fannie Brownlee (Brounlee)

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Lanark Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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[Page 1]
Lanark July 12th: 1776
Sir


My friend Miss: Brownlee who consulted you
Lately for a sore eye has taken five Doses of
the Calomel & physick & used the Lotion


I think her eye considerably better, But she
forgot to let you knou of another affair which I
take to be of as much consequence as the Eye.
About seven years agoe she catched a severe
cold
& ever since has had a fullness belou the ear
behind the corner of the jau bone on the same side
with a hard moveable knot the size of a large
bean
which since taking the medicines is fallen
about a large finger Breadth louer doun just
upon the Edge of the Bone which makes it more
visible, I think it feels softer since too. It always
had the apearance of a scrophulous swelling.
She has either got or somebody has put it in her
head she would be the Better of going to the sea
& using the salt water, I shall Expect your advice
what shall be done next in the course of post, I was
saying to her perhaps small Doses of mercury
for 3 or 4 nights & physick after for 2 or 3 weeks
Longer might be of use to Carry it off




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Doctor as I have this opportunity I presume to
use the freedom to consult you as to myself
I am about 68th Enjoys a good state of health
& always did, never had any ailment except the Gout
The first fitt of of it I had when 26 I believe it is
hereditary, I live very temperately I Drink two glass
of wine after Dinner & a Bottle of porter after
Eating an egg att night is all my Drink,


I had a fitt in January last & I can't walk yet though
I have had no pain this 3 or 4 months it is just a
weakness & feebleness in the joints of my knees & anckles
I think hinders me to walk indeed sometimes in the
night towards morning I take spasms or contractions
in the muscles & tendons of my legs & Joints.


If you can advise me to any thing could be of use
would lay me under the greatest obligations


Sir: Your most Obedient Humble Sevantt:
Cornelius Inglis



[Page 3]


Doctor William Cullen
att his house
Edinburgh


Mr Inglis Q
Miss Brownlee
12th July 1776
Vol Vth p.61

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Lanark July 12th: 1776
Sir


My friend Miss: Brownlee who consulted you
Lately for a sore eye has taken five Doses of
the Calomel & physick & used the Lotion


I think her eye considerably better, But she
forgot to let you knou of another affair which I
take to be of as much consequence as the Eye.
About seven years agoe she catched a severe
cold
& ever since has had a fullness belou the ear
behind the corner of the jau bone on the same side
with a hard moveable knot the size of a large
bean
which since taking the medicines is fallen
about a large finger Breadth louer doun just
upon the Edge of the Bone which makes it more
visible, I think it feels softer since too. It always
had the apearance of a scrophulous swelling.
She has either got or somebody has put it in her
head she would be the Better of going to the sea
& using the salt water, I shall Expect your advice
what shall be done next in the course of post, I was
saying to her perhaps small Doses of mercury
for 3 or 4 nights & physick after for 2 or 3 weeks
Longer might be of use to Carry it off




[Page 2]


Doctor as I have this opportunity I presume to
use the freedom to consult you as to myself
I am about 68th Enjoys a good state of health
& always did, never had any ailment except the Gout
The first fitt of of it I had when 26 I believe it is
hereditary, I live very temperately I Drink two glass
of wine after Dinner & a Bottle of porter after
Eating an egg att night is all my Drink,


I had a fitt in January last & I can't walk yet though
I have had no pain this 3 or 4 months it is just a
weakness & feebleness in the joints of my knees & anckles
I think hinders me to walk indeed sometimes in the
night towards morning I take spasms or contractions
in the muscles & tendons of my legs & Joints.


If you can advise me to any thing could be of use
would lay me under the greatest obligations


Sir: Your most Obedtt Humble Servtt:
Cornelius Inglis



[Page 3]


Doctor William Cullen
att his house
Edinburgh


Mr Inglis Q
Miss Brownlee
12th July 1776
Vol Vth p.61

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