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

 

[ID:1430] From: Mr John Hunter (of Crook(s)) / To: Professor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro ) / Regarding: Mr John Hunter (of Crook(s)) (Patient) / 28 July 1777 / (Incoming)

Letter from John Hunter to Doctor Monro, regarding his own case.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1430
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/525
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date28 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 John Hunter to Doctor Monro, regarding his own case.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:470]
Case of Mr John Hunter who is being advised over a discharge on his leg and for dropsy jointly by Cullen and Dr Monro.
10


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1891]AuthorMr John Hunter (of Crook(s))
[PERS ID:89]AddresseeProfessor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )
[PERS ID:1891]PatientMr John Hunter (of Crook(s))
[PERS ID:89]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryProfessor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )
[PERS ID:1892]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Lawder (Lauder)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing Crooks House Coldstream Borders Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Dear Sir


I was favour'd with yours last week
by which your Care and attention to my health appear's
and for which I Return you my most sincere & Humble thanks
as to the wounds mr. Lawder had taken the precaution
you mention. I had only one big wound in the Inside of
Left thigh
about ten days till all the Swelling Came below
it, Then it stopt when mr. Lawder order'd a wax plaister to it
Its now mending, my Great Runing is in the left Leg below
The Calf, at above ten places. I begin to think Two or 3 of these
Runers will go into one as their so near other


I'm particularly oblig'd to you for puting me in
mind of the Cause of my Decease, by useing my medicines
to prevent the Deacese, This I did neglect for some time after
the Runing Came on thinking I had Enough to Combat with
at once, the Hardest thing I have to strugle with is sweating
To such a Degree ↑ever↑ since I saw you at Edinburgh as is uncredable
It's hard work for one man to Dry the sweat off me as fast
as it Comes I will weet ten napkins in 24 Hours in short
night & Day it Continues in the House & out the same, so
thats a never Ceasing evil, I'm convinced ther's as much



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sweat as watter Extacted from me I was for mr. Lawder
stoping it but he wont hear of it. The only Complaint
I have is want of sleep & Cannot Lay in bed, Till the
Runing broke out Gott no sleep all winter for want of Breath
now I have Gott breath enough, & I no sooner heat in the
bed Than at diffrent parts in short all over my body is
so heated & just as the Skine were going to burst its [case?]
Rub'd out of one place, but thats no sooner done then its
in another mr. Lawder says it proceeds from the sheap
sharpness of the Humour which flows more Laying
Then sitting, in short this is the Heaviest thing I have to
Bear mr. Lawder has given me some powders but
I Dont find they'l answer. I had him here too Day
on purpose for this only evil his given me some things
but I Dread there Effect. I have begun the Decoction in
Earnest to see what it will do I am ----


Dear Sir
your most
obligd Humble Servant

Jo: Hunter

Crooks's
28th July 1777



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To
Doctor Monro
Physician in
Edinburgh


Mr. Hunter of Crooks
July 28th. 1777 --
№ VII- P. 101. --

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Dear Sir


I was favour'd with yours last week
by which your Care and attention to my health appear's
and for which I Return you my most sincere & Humble thanks
as to the wounds mr. Lawder had taken the precaution
you mention. I had only one big wound in ye. Inside of
Left thigh
about ten days till all the Swelling Came below
it, Then it stopt when mr. Lawder order'd a wax plaister to it
Its now mending, my Great Runing is in the left Leg below
The Calf, at above ten places. I begin to think Two or 3 of these
Runers will go into one as their so near other


I'm particularly oblig'd to you for puting me in
mind of the Cause of my Decease, by useing my medicines
to prevent ye Deacese, This I did neglect for some time after
the Runing Came on thinking I had Enough to Combat with
at once, the Hardest thing I have to strugle with is sweating
To such a Degree ↑ever↑ since I saw you at Edinr. as is uncredable
It's hard work for one man to Dry the sweat off me as fast
as it Comes I will weet ten napkins in 24 Hours in short
night & Day it Continues in the House & out the same, so
thats a never Ceasing evil, I'm convinced ther's as much



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sweat as watter Extacted from me I was for mr. Lawder
stoping it but he wont hear of it. The only Complaint
I have is want of sleep & Cannot Lay in bed, Till the
Runing broke out Gott no sleep all winter for want of Breath
now I have Gott breath enough, & I no sooner heat in the
bed Than at diffrent parts in short all over my body is
so heated & just as the Skine were going to burst its [case?]
Rub'd out of one place, but thats no sooner done then its
in another mr. Lawder says it proceeds from the sheap
sharpness of the Humour which flows more Laying
Then sitting, in short this is the Heaviest thing I have to
Bear mr. Lawder has given me some powders but
I Dont find they'l answer. I had him here too Day
on purpose for this only evil his given me some things
but I Dread there Effect. I have begun the Decoction in
Earnest to see what it will do I am ----


Dear Sir
your most
obligd Humle Servt.

Jo: Hunter

Crooks's
28th July 1777



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To
Doctor Monro
Physician in
Edinr:


Mr. Hunter of Crooks
July 28th. 1777 --
№ VII- P. 101. --

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