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

 

[ID:1362] From: Mr James Ewart / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr (Patient) / 7 February 1777 / (Incoming)

Letter from James Ewart concerning the case of an unnamed male patient.

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DOC ID 1362
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/459
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date7 February 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 Ewart concerning the case of an unnamed male patient.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:568]
Case of an unnamed male patient diagnosed with hysteria.
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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1512]AuthorMr James Ewart
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1674]PatientMr
[PERS ID:1512]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr James Ewart
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Dumfries February7th 1777
Sir


I again trouble you for your advice
for a young Gentleman a friend of mine
who is but in an indifferent state of Health. ---
The different Symptoms as nearly as I can
describe them are as follow. -- About four years
ago when Angling he was suddenly seized with
a fit and fell into the River and was very near
being drowned and for a considerable time afterwards
was affected with a kind of fear which made him
affraid to go from home by himself or to sleep with¬
out a Bedfellow. He has had returns of the Fit
since the appearance of which is faintness and
and stupidity. - About a month ago he applied to me
his complaints then and are at this time a difficult
respiration
sometimes his Eyes are very dim with
a heavy dull pain in his head and great dejection
of mind. The Hypochondria is frequently much
ascending from the Stomach to the throat which
gives him great uneasiness for fear of being
Suffocated. - He has likewise a Pain in the small
of his Back and strong Palpitations of the Heart
which is sometimes very visible He is not



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of a Strong or Plethoric Constitution but rather
a delicate nature. His pulse is regular not very
full or hard. - All the Medicines that I have given
him were two Emetics and after each a Purge
and some fœtid Pills your Opinion as soon as
convenient will much oblige


Sir
your most Obedient Humble Servant
Ja Ewart



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To
Doctor William Cullen
Professor of Medicine
Edingburgh


Mr Ewart C.
a Hysterical Gentleman
February 1777

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Dumfries Febry7th 1777
Sir


I again trouble you for your advice
for a young Gentleman a friend of mine
who is but in an indifferent state of Health. ---
The different Symptoms as nearly as I can
describe them are as follow. -- About four years
ago when Angling he was suddenly seized with
a fit and fell into the River and was very near
being drowned and for a considerable time afterwards
was affected with a kind of fear which made him
affraid to go from home by himself or to sleep with¬
out a Bedfellow. He has had returns of the Fit
since the appearance of which is faintness and
and stupidity. - About a month ago he applied to me
his complaints then and are at this time a difficult
respiration
sometimes his Eyes are very dim with
a heavy dull pain in his head and great dejection
of mind. The Hypochondria is frequently much
ascending from the Stomach to the throat which
gives him great uneasiness for fear of being
Suffocated. - He has likewise a Pain in the small
of his Back and strong Palpitations of the Heart
which is sometimes very visible He is not



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of a Strong or Plethoric Constitution but rather
a delicate nature. His pulse is regular not very
full or hard. - All the Medicines that I have given
him were two Emetics and after each a Purge
and some fœtid Pills your Opinion as soon as
convenient will much oblige


Sir
your most Obedient Hble Ser.t
Ja Ewart



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To
Doctor William Cullen
Professor of Medicine
Edingburgh


Mr Ewart C.
a Hysterical Gentleman
Feb.ry 1777

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