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[ID:1351] From: Mr James Wood (of Berwick) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Sir Thomas Haggerston (Heaggerston, 4th Baronet) (Patient), Mr Bell (Master Bell) (Patient) / 23 January 1777 / (Incoming)

Letter from James Wood regarding the case of Master Bell, an infant of one year and nine months who cannot move his legs.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1351
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/448
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date23 January 1777
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 James Wood regarding the case of Master Bell, an infant of one year and nine months who cannot move his legs.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:372]
Case of Master Bell, an infant with paralysis of the legs after a fever.
4
[Case ID:692]
Case of Sir Thomas Haggerston who has gout and a weak stomach.
5


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:408]AuthorMr James Wood (of Berwick)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1669]PatientMr Bell (Master Bell)
[PERS ID:560]PatientSir Thomas Haggerston (Heaggerston, 4th Baronet)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:408]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr James Wood (of Berwick)

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Place of Writing Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe certain

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Berwick 23 January 1777
Dear Sir


Master Bell aged one year nine
months, when he was one year old he was setting his feet
to the ground and promising to walk very soon,
at that time he was taken ill with what was thought
a Cold attended with feverish Symptoms, he was hoarse
seemed to have almost quite lost his voice, with a total
weakness in his body, insomuch that he could scarce
move his head, after the feverish Symptoms {illeg}↑and↑
hoarseness went of and he seemingly had no other com¬
plaint but weakness we tryed the Cold bath and
Asses Milk, his appetite returned, he recovered his flesh
and healthy looks, he sleeps well and seems altogether
well in his body, but cannot move his legs,



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particularly his right one he can set his left foot
a little to the ground, but not the right, he can move
his thigh a little, but not at all his leg I mean the
knee joint, his weakness seems as if it was mostly
there, tho there is a great Softness and suppleness
in the joints of both knees and ancles, and yet he is
lusty in his body, and looks well, has passage in his
belly as he should have & I have tryed the oleum
Camphoratum
on his knee but with no good effect
when he was first taken ill, by his Crouching or bending
himself I suspected he had got some hurt in his back by
ceaselessness or neglect in his keeper, but we could never make
any discovery of any accident. --- you will please Sir
to advise me what you think I should do in this Case
and if I have omitted any Information please to mention
it to me --------


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I have here enclosed you a Guinea note


I am Dear Sir with much Respect
your most Obedient Servant
Jas Wood


Your, and my patient Sir Thomas Haggerston
has got much better, I may say pretty well, he {illeg}
out every day ---------------




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To Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr Wood
Master Bell
January 23d 1777
Vvi - p93 -

Diplomatic Text

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Berwick 23 Jany 1777
Dear Sir


Master Bell aged one year nine
months, when he was one year old he was setting his feet
to the ground and promising to walk very soon,
at that time he was taken ill with what was thought
a Cold attended with feverish Symptoms, he was hoarse
seemed to have almost quite lost his voice, with a total
weakness in his body, insomuch that he could scarce
move his head, after the feverish Symptoms {illeg}↑and↑
hoarseness went of and he seemingly had no other com¬
plaint but weakness we tryed the Cold bath and
Asses Milk, his appetite returned, he recovered his flesh
and healthy looks, he sleeps well and seems altogether
well in his body, but cannot move his legs,



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particularly his right one he can set his left foot
a little to the ground, but not the right, he can move
his thigh a little, but not at all his leg I mean the
knee joint, his weakness seems as if it was mostly
there, tho there is a great Softness and suppleness
in the joints of both knees and ancles, and yet he is
lusty in his body, and looks well, has passage in his
belly as he should have & I have tryed the oleum
Camphoratum
on his knee but with no good effect
when he was first taken ill, by his Crouching or bending
himself I suspected he had got some hurt in his back by
ceaselessness or neglect in his keeper, but we could never make
any discovery of any accident. --- you will please Sir
to advise me what you think I should do in this Case
and if I have omitted any Information please to mention
it to me --------


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I have here enclosed you a Guinea note


I am Dear Sir with much Respect
yr most Obedient Servant
Jas Wood


Your, and my patient Sir Thos Haggerston
has got much better, I may say pretty well, he {illeg}
out every day ---------------




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To Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr Wood
Master Bell
Janry 23d 1777
Vvi - p93 -

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