Cullen

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

 

[ID:1366] From: Mrs Morison Sinclair / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Reverend James Taylor (Mr Taylor of Watten, Mr Taylour) (Patient) / 9 February 1777 / (Incoming)

Partial copy of a letter from Mrs Morison Sinclair, concerning the case of Mr Taylor, minister of Watten, who had written to Dr Williamson. Since then, he has 'passed a greater Quantity of Blood these Three weeks past then he did for Three Months before', and has lost his appetite. His wife is unhappy that she cannot prevail upon him to send for the surgeon Mr Liddle or write directly to Williamson. Presumably Cullen must have been handed the whole of this letter (to an unknown addressee), but it is unclear exactly when and how.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1366
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/461
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date9 February 1777
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Partial copy of a letter from Mrs Morison Sinclair, concerning the case of Mr Taylor, minister of Watten, who had written to Dr Williamson. Since then, he has 'passed a greater Quantity of Blood these Three weeks past then he did for Three Months before', and has lost his appetite. His wife is unhappy that she cannot prevail upon him to send for the surgeon Mr Liddle or write directly to Williamson. Presumably Cullen must have been handed the whole of this letter (to an unknown addressee), but it is unclear exactly when and how.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:575]
Case of Reverend James Taylor with bloody stools.
4


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1694]AuthorMrs Morison Sinclair
[PERS ID:1622]PatientReverend James Taylor (Mr Taylor of Watten, Mr Taylour)
[PERS ID:1693]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Williamson
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:339]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Andrew Liddell (Liddle)
[PERS ID:1692]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Emilia Taylor (Taylour)
[PERS ID:1694]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Morison Sinclair

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Thurso North Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Watten North Highlands Scotland Europe certain

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Paragraph of Mrs Morison Sinclair's letter to
Bridgend dated 9th February 1777 about Mr Taylour
Minister of Watten


Did not intend writing you untill I had an
answer to my last. Had not Mr Taylour put it upon
me to doe it who desires me to inform you, That
since Mr Taylour wrote Dr Williamson last that
that he has been very Bad & passed a greater
Quantity of Blood these Three weeks past
then
he did for Three Months before was greatly pain¬
ed with it has no appetite for meat & doe's not
gett his nights rest
& He desires the Dr may be
informed, That befor the last Consultation was
sent North He ussed to take the Bark & that
he thought himself the Better of it. But since re¬
cieving the Consultation he never took the Bark as
it was not then particularly or in the least or
ordered or mentiond by the Doctor's, and that
Mr Liddle Surgeon in that Country when called
to him, would not take it upon him to order
the Bark as it was not particularly mentioned
in the Doctor's last direction's. Mrs Taylour poor
woman is quite unhappy as she cannot prevail
upon Mr Taylour to send for Liddle or write him¬
self to Mr Williamson

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Paragraph of Mrs Morison Sinclair's letter to
Bridgend dated 9th Feb.r 1777 about Mr Taylour
Minister of Watten


Did not intend writing you untill I had an
ansr to my last. Had not Mr Taylour put it upon
me to doe it who desires me to inform you, That
since Mr Taylour wrote Dr Williamson last that
that he has been very Bad & passed a greater
Quantity of Blood these Three weeks past
then
he did for Three Months before was greatly pain¬
ed w:h it has no appetite for meat & doe's not
gett his nights rest
& He desires the Dr may be
informed, That befor the last Consultation was
sent North He ussed to take the Bark & that
he thought himself the Better of it. But since re¬
cieving the Consultation he never took the Bark as
it was not then particularly or in the least or
ordered or mentiond by the Doctor's, and that
Mr Liddle Surgeon in that Country when called
to him, would not take it upon him to order
the Bark as it was not particularly mentioned
in the Doctor's last direction's. Mrs Taylour poor
woman is quite unhappy as she cannot prevail
upon Mr Taylour to send for Liddle or write him¬
self to Mr Williamson

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