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

 

[ID:1316] From: Mr Alexander or James? Parlane / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mrs Hopekirk (Patient), Mrs Agnes Hamilton (Dundas) (Anne; of Westburn & Duddingston) (Patient), Miss Mary Ann Hamilton (of Westburn; Mrs Gray (after 1799)) (Patient) / 16 July 1776 / (Incoming)

Letter from the surgeon Alexander Parlane in Glasgow concerning Mrs Hopkirk [Hopekirk] and patients at Westburn; 'the Lady' [presumably Agnes Dundas-Hamilton] and 'Mary [Hamilton['.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1316
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/413
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date16 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 the surgeon Alexander Parlane in Glasgow concerning Mrs Hopkirk [Hopekirk] and patients at Westburn; 'the Lady' [presumably Agnes Dundas-Hamilton] and 'Mary [Hamilton['.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:702]
Case of Miss Mary Hamilton of Westburn who is prescribed medicines for a paint in her side and related stomach disorder.
2
[Case ID:743]
Case of Mrs Hopkirk whose symptoms are attributed to costiveness.
2


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1252]AuthorMr Alexander or James? Parlane
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2015]PatientMrs Hopekirk
[PERS ID:3368]PatientMrs Agnes Hamilton (Anne; of Westburn & Duddingston)
[PERS ID:5253]PatientMiss Mary Ann Hamilton (of Westburn; Mrs Gray (after 1799))
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:139]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Willsone (Willson, Wilson)
[PERS ID:344]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Alexander Parlane
[PERS ID:1252]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Alexander or James? Parlane

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Ayr (Air) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Moffat Borders Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Westburn (Cambuslang) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

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Glasgow July 16th. 1776.

Dear Doctor


I was Disappointed much in Not having it in
my power to wait upon you when I was at Edinburgh as we
Only Staid one night & took a Different rout than was at
first projected. which was to have been Up the English road
& home by Edinburgh again but we went to Moffat, Dumfries, and
Air & so home. Upon my coming home I understood
you had been here & had seen Mrs. Hopkirk & had
promised to Send some medicine to her if you'll be so good
as Send it Either by the fly or the Bearer Mr. Willsone who
I believe is Coming west some of these Days it will much
Oblidge be so good likewise as Send Directions for its use


I was at Westburn on Sunday the Lady has been
complaining of a Cold and Sore throat neither of them Very
Violent & I hope by this time she is perfectly well Miss Mary
a good Deal better but still Complains of the pain in her Side
Especially upon Walking or riding her Appetite is better than
it was but still has a propensity to Vegetable food, sallad is
the most part of her Dinner She has an Aversion at all flesh
meat her pulse Natural 75↑&↑ rests well when she is questioned
about her reasons for not Eating much She Says flesh always



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always creates A Sowerness on her Stomach. She has been
blooded twice Lately taken Two Vomits Since which her
appetite is better would you think a Dose of Dovers powder
might be of use to her, Shall we blister her Side again
or will we begin the cold bath. She is perfectly regular
in her menses and in her belly & at present is in Good
Spirits. Your answer will much Oblidge


Dr. Dr.
Your most Obedient Humble Servant

Alexr. Parlane



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To
Doctor William Cullen
Eidnburgh


Mr Parlane Concerning
Westburn.
16th. July 1776 --
Vol. Vth. p.123

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Glasgow July 16th. 1776.

Dear Doctor


I was Disappointed much in Not having it in
my power to wait upon you when I was at Edinr. as we
Only Staid one night & took a Different rout than was at
first projected. which was to have been Up the English road
& home by Edinr. again but we went to Moffat, Dumfries, and
Air & so home. Upon my coming home I understood
you had been here & had seen Mrs. Hopkirk & had
promised to Send some medicine to her if you'll be so good
as Send it Either by the fly or the Bearer Mr. Willsone who
I believe is Coming west some of these Days it will much
Oblidge be so good likewise as Send Directions for its use


I was at Westburn on Sunday the Lady has been
complaining of a Cold and Sore throat neither of them Very
Violent & I hope by this time she is perfectly well Miss Mary
a good Deal better but still Complains of the pain in her Side
Especially upon Walking or riding her Appetite is better than
it was but still has a propensity to Vegetable food, sallad is
the most part of her Dinner She has an Aversion at all flesh
meat her pulse Natural 75↑&↑ rests well when she is questioned
about her reasons for not Eating much She Says flesh always



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always creates A Sowerness on her Stomach. She has been
blooded twice Lately taken Two Vomits Since which her
appetite is better would you think a Dose of Dovers powder
might be of use to her, Shall we blister her Side again
or will we begin the cold bath. She is perfectly regular
in her menses and in her belly & at present is in Good
Spirits. Your answer will much Oblidge


Dr. Dr.
Your most Obt. H. Servt.

Alexr. Parlane



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To
Doctor William Cullen
Edinr.


Mr Parlane C
Westburn.
16th. July 1776 --
Vol. Vth. p.123

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