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

 

[ID:1424] From: Mr B M Adamson / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Captain John Grey (Gray) (Patient) / 6 July 1777 / (Incoming)

Letter from B. M. Adamson regarding the case of Captain John Grey.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1424
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/519
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date6 July 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 B. M. Adamson regarding the case of Captain John Grey.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:167]
Case of Captain John Grey who is jaundiced and develops severe dropsy.
7


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1995]AuthorMr B M Adamson
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1996]PatientCaptain John Grey (Gray)
[PERS ID:1995]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr B M Adamson
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Belford North-East England Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Belford North-East England Europe certain

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Sunday July the 6. 1777 --

Dr.


I am desired to write to you to
Acquaint you of your Patient Mr.
John Grey.


I can't find any Alteration
he complains of ↑being↑ violently Griped
which he Supposes from the pills
and Infusion. when he has omitted
taking them, he ↑is↑ equally griped and
Generally before he has a Stool
which is twice in 24 hours & sometimes
oftner. If you approve of Allowing
an anodyne at night which he
thinks gives him ease - or whatever
Alteration you think best --


The pain in his back is at times
very acute. The liniment volatile has
been used and being desirous of having
a plaster applyed to oblige him lay'd
on one on the Spine but finds no
Alteration --


I am with the Greatest
respect

B. M. Adamson



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p.s. he expects to have a {illeg} [Ch]aise to ride out dayly
which I hope will be of service your directions as
to diet are followed as much as possible &c ----
His Urine & complexion much the same the Stools
of a tolerable consistence after drinking his Negus
his urine sometimes is Whiter ---
No Inflammation or pain in his side ---


The Radix Columbae Stewart, Charged Eleven
Shillings for two ounces.




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Mr. Cullen, M: D:
at
Edenbro' ---

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Sunday July ye 6. 1777 --

Dr.


I am desired to write to you to
Acquaint you of your Patient Mr.
John Grey.


I can't find any Alteration
he complains of ↑being↑ violently Griped
which he Supposes from the pills
and Infusion. when he has omitted
taking them, he ↑is↑ equally griped and
Generally before he has a Stool
which is twice in 24 hours & sometimes
oftner. If you approve of Allowing
an anodyne at night which he
thinks gives him ease - or whatever
Alteration you think best --


The pain in his back is at times
very acute. The liniment volat. has
been used and being desirous of having
a plaster applyed to oblige him lay'd
on one on the Spine but finds no
Alteration --


I am wth. the Greatest
respect

B. M. Adamson



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p.s. he expects to have a {illeg} [Ch]aise to ride out dayly
which I hope will be of service yr. directions as
to diet are followed as much as possible &c ----
His Urine & complexion much the same the Stools
of a tolerable consistence after drinking his Negus
his urine sometimes is Whiter ---
No Inflammation or pain in his side ---


The Rad. Columb. Stewart, Charged Eleven
Shillings for two ounces.




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Mr. Cullen, M: D:
at
Edenbro' ---

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