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

 

[ID:1377] From: Mr James Hamilton (of Bangour) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Polly Hamilton (Patient) / 3 March 1778 / (Incoming)

Letter from James Hamilton of Bangour regarding the case of his daughter Polly. A short note to say the medicines have had not effect other than being laxative.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1377
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/473
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date3 March 1778
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 Hamilton of Bangour regarding the case of his daughter Polly. A short note to say the medicines have had not effect other than being laxative.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:584]
Case of Miss Polly Hamilton who is advised to take salt water.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1827]AuthorMr James Hamilton (of Bangour)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1826]PatientMiss Polly Hamilton
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1828]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Margaret Hamilton (of Bangour)
[PERS ID:1827]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr James Hamilton (of Bangour)

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Bangour Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Bangour Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

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[Page 1]
Sir,


The Medicine you ordered
for my little girl, has been given
to her regularly, as you directed.
It has had no effect on her, by
carrying her oftner, to the Stool
than usual; I thought ↑it↑ proper to let
you ↑know↑ this, least, you may have
wished it to have that tendacy


I am, Sir, your most Obedient
very humble Servant
James Hamilton

{illeg} 1
March -- 3. 1778


Mrs Hamilton thinks the swelling is
larger, than when you saw it and would
be glad to know, how soon the he may
begin to give her Girl, salt water.




[Page 2]


Dr. Cullen
Edinburgh


Hamilton of
Bangour Concerning
his Daughter
3 March 1778

Notes:

1: Although the position of this indecipherable word implies it is the place of writing (perhaps a housename?), it might be "limewater".

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Sir,


The Medicine you ordered
for my little girl, has been given
to her regularly, as you directed.
It has had no effect on her, by
carrying her oftner, to the Stool
than usual; I thought ↑it↑ proper to let
you ↑know↑ this, least, you may have
wished it to have that tendacy


I am, Sir, your most Obedient
very humble Sert:
James Hamilton

{illeg} 1
March -- 3. 1778


Mrs Hamilton thinks the swelling is
larger, than when you saw it and would
be glad to know, how soon the he may
begin to give her Girl, salt water.




[Page 2]


Dr. Cullen
Edinr:


Hamilton of
Bangour C
his Daughter
3 March 1778

Notes:

1: Although the position of this indecipherable word implies it is the place of writing (perhaps a housename?), it might be "limewater".

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