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

 

[ID:1412] From: Dr James Kenneth Saunders / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mrs Catherine Gordon (Innes) (of Gight) (Patient), Baron George Gordon (of Gight, 11th Baron of Gight) (Patient), Anonymous (Patient) / 28 May 1777 / (Incoming)

Letter from James Saunders concerning Mr and Mrs Gordon of Gight, as well as the case of an unnamed male patient.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1412
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/508
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date28 May 1777
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy Yes
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from James Saunders concerning Mr and Mrs Gordon of Gight, as well as the case of an unnamed male patient.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:833]
Case of Gordon of Gight with gout, stomach and nervous complaints.
3
[Case ID:834]
Case of Mrs Gordon of Gight with Fluor Albus and cough.
2
[Case ID:2153]
Case of an unnamed male patient with gangrene of the penis.
1


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:596]AuthorDr James Kenneth Saunders
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1941]Patient
[PERS ID:159]PatientMrs Catherine Gordon (of Gight)
[PERS ID:1733]PatientBaron George Gordon (of Gight, 11th Baron of Gight)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:596]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr James Kenneth Saunders

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Banff (Bamf) East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Fochabers East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain

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Dear Sir


I wrote you some Days ago by Mr Gordon of
Gight who is set out for Edinburgh to consult you about
his health & Mrs Gordons & I give you the trouble
of this at the joint desire of his Friends, but submitting
every thing to what you think best for his Health --


He has been in use to live here in Winter, where his
near Relations and Mrs Gordons are very numerous, {illeg}
his Friends here are all of the opinion that this Circumstance
conduces not a little to his health, they do much
to get the better of that lasiness & indolence he naturaly
has by persuading him to get out of bed & forming
partys for his amusement & takeing him out to get
Exercise, besides the solace Mrs Gordon must have
from the Society of her Mother Sister & many
near relations, if any of them shall be in bad health.


Gight wishes to be in Edinburgh this Winter as his
two Daughters are settled there, but his Friends are all



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afraide of the Consequences of it to his health
& Mrs Gordons for the reasons I have given
you, bet desire to submitt the whole to your
Judgement -- neither Gight nor Mrs Gordon know
of my having wrote you on this Subject.


Gight from the just confidence he has in you is fully
resolved to be determined by you how he shall employ
this summer & in every thing else --- youll easily
perceive that publick places of Amusement would
afford him no entertainment, he finds that only in
in partys of his Friends & intimate acquaintances
I hope youll excuse me this trouble & believe me to be with
all possible esteem


Dear Sir
your most affectionate
& obligd humble Servant
James Saunders
Banff 28th May 1777


be assured I shall communicate my observations
on the Uva Ursi &c---




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I thought I would communicate the following Case occurrd this
Winter in my own practice of the Catarrhus Vesicales ----
a midaged Gentleman who many years before had passd small
Stones & Gravelish matter
-- the pains in the kidney &
Ureter quite left him & I know not for how long but
he got this Catarrhus & passed great quantitys of hot Glutenous
matter, before I saw him his Penis was swelld to a Considerable
degree
& a total ↑obstruction↑ of Urine at times thought to be from
the quantity & thickness of that Matter at the same time
such a Phymosis as made the Introduction of the Cather or
Bougie
impossible -- the Penis [& the pains?]
inflammd, soon, Succeded by a gangrene
& he Died --- his Friends agreed to
opening the Body --- the Gangrene was merely exter¬
nal reaching above the os pubis --- the Bladder was
full of Urine & its Coats much thickened but no appearance
of that Matter in it, on examing the Prostate Gland
a considerable quantity of it was found there & upon
cutting the Urethra a considerable contraction for two Inches
was found near the neck of the Bladder & a small Calculus {illeg}
adhering there -- the Kidneys & Ureters Sound -- this
Contraction seemd to me by the obstruction there to have
been the Cause of the Inflammation &c which perhaps the
early ose of the Bougies might have prevented ----


The Gentleman livd at London & only came here this
Winter so that I could not see much of the Progress of the
Disease ----




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To
Doctor William Cullen
Physician
in Edinburgh


Dr Saunders
May. 1777.
Vvii - p25 _

Diplomatic Text

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Dear Sir


I wrote you some Days ago by Mr Gordon of
Gight who is set out for Edinr to consult you about
his health & Mrs Gordons & I give you the trouble
of this at the joint desire of his Friends, but submitting
every thing to what you think best for his Health --


He has been in use to live here in Winter, where his
near Relations and Mrs Gordons are very numerous, {illeg}
his Friends here are all of the opinion that this Circumstance
conduces not a little to his health, they do much
to get the better of that lasiness & indolence he naturaly
has by persuading him to get out of bed & forming
partys for his amusement & takeing him out to get
Exercise, besides the solace Mrs Gordon must have
from the Society of her Mother Sister & many
near relations, if any of them shall be in bad health.


Gight wishes to be in Edinr this Winter as his
two Daughters are settled there, but his Friends are all



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afraide of the Consequences of it to his health
& Mrs Gordons for the reasons I have given
you, bet desire to submitt the whole to your
Judgement -- neither Gight nor Mrs Gordon know
of my having wrote you on this Subject.


Gight from the just confidence he has in you is fully
resolved to be determined by you how he shall employ
this summer & in every thing else --- youll easily
perceive that publick places of Amusement would
afford him no entertainment, he finds that only in
in partys of his Friends & intimate acquaintances
I hope youll excuse me this trouble & believe me to be with
all possible esteem


Dear Sir
your most affectionate
& obligd hubl Servt
Jas Saunders
Banff 28th May 1777


be assured I shall communicate my observations
on the Uva Ursi &c---




[Page 3]


I thought I would communicate the following Case occurrd this
Winter in my own practice of the Catarrhus Vesicales ----
a midaged Gentleman who many years before had passd small
Stones & Gravelish matter
-- the pains in the kidney &
Ureter quite left him & I know not for how long but
he got this Catarrhus & passed great quantitys of hot Glutenous
matter, before I saw him his Penis was swelld to a Considerable
degree
& a total ↑obstruction↑ of Urine at times thought to be from
the quantity & thickness of that Matter at the same time
such a Phymosis as made the Introduction of the Cather or
Bougie
impossible -- the Penis [& the pains?]
inflammd, soon, Succeded by a gangrene
& he Died --- his Friends agreed to
opening the Body --- the Gangrene was merely exter¬
nal reaching above the os pubis --- the Bladder was
full of Urine & its Coats much thickened but no appearance
of that Matter in it, on examing the Prostate Gland
a considerable quantity of it was found there & upon
cutting the Urethra a considerable contraction for two Inches
was found near the neck of the Bladder & a small Calculus {illeg}
adhering there -- the Kidneys & Ureters Sound -- this
Contraction seemd to me by the obstruction there to have
been the Cause of the Inflammation &c qch perhaps the
early ose of the Bougies might have prevented ----


The Gentleman livd at London & only came here this
Winter so that I could not see much of the Progress of the
Disease ----




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To
Doctor William Cullen
Physician
in Edinr


Dr Saunders
May. 1777.
Vvii - p25 _

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