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

 

[ID:1436] From: [AUTHOR UNKNOWN] / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr James Sturrock (Patient) / 11 August 1777 / (Incoming)

Letter from James Sturrock regarding his own case.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1436
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/531
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date11 August 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 James Sturrock regarding his own case.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:217]
Case of James Sturrock who complains of giddiness and vomiting while being treated with an 'issue' on his head.
10


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1976]PatientMr James Sturrock
[PERS ID:588]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Alexander Wood
[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 Arbroath East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Taymouth Castle / Taymouth Kenmore Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Arbroath East Highlands Scotland Europe certain

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Doctor,


Ever since my return from Taymouth
I have twice a day taken a Spoonfull of unbruised white
mustard
, which as you foretold has had the effect to keep
my belly open. It was on the 14th July I had the pleasure
of seeing you at Taymouth, when I received the derections of
which the enclos'd is a Copy. Please observe that the Solution
has been laid aside since that time. & that the noise in
my
head has again in a great measure reassumed its
former noise notwithstanding of the mustard giving me
ease once or twice a day. My gidyness has been very
extencive tho the Leechs have been twice on my temples
but for a few days past it has been rather easier. -
but by my living rather meanly I am turn'd a good deal
thiner, tho as you saw when I was at Taymouth my
colour is now pretty good as well as my Stomach this
last assisted by drinking the mineral water from the
well which goes under the name of this place and
riding from 15 to 20 miles a day. Since I began to
take the mustard as prescribed the wind from my belly
as gone more the natural way than I used to do.
On saturday I was very bad with throwing up Bile
from my Stomach I wish it were possible to fall



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on some method to prevent this as 'tis very severe


When I was at Edinburgh I spoke to Mr Alexander
Wood to join you with his advice on my Situation
please let him know & he will do it ----


I hope you will take this under your conĀ¬
sideration & furnish me with such derections as
you may think needfull for my future conduct


You will receive two pounds of which please [course?] 1
receipt


I am with great respect
Doctor
Your most Obedient Servant
James Sturrock
Arbroath 11:th August 1777



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Doctor William Cullen
Edinburgh

Notes:

1: This is probably a rather contracted form of the expression "in due course" (meaning, in this context "for which please send a receipt in due course").

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Doctor,


Ever since my return from Taymouth
I have twice a day taken a Spoonfull of unbruised white
mustard
, which as you foretold has had the effect to keep
my belly open. It was on the 14th July I had the pleasure
of seeing you at Taymouth, when I received the derections of
which the enclos'd is a Copy. Please observe that ye Solution
has been laid aside since that time. & that the noise in
my
head has again in a great measure reassumed its
former noise notwithstanding of the mustard giving me
ease once or twice a day. My gidyness has been very
extencive tho the Leechs have been twice on my temples
but for a few days past it has been rather easier. -
but by my living rather meanly I am turn'd a good deal
thiner, tho as you saw when I was at Taymouth my
colour is now pretty good as well as my Stomach this
last assisted by drinking the mineral water from the
well which goes under the name of this place and
riding from 15 to 20 miles a day. Since I began to
take the mustard as prescribed the wind from my belly
as gone more the natural way than I used to do.
On saturday I was very bad with throwing up Bile
from my Stomach I wish it were possible to fall



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on some method to prevent this as 'tis very severe


When I was at Edinburgh I spoke to Mr Alex:r
Wood to join you with his advice on my Situation
please let him know & he will do it ----


I hope you will take this under your conĀ¬
sideration & furnish me with such derections as
you may think needfull for my future conduct


You will receive two pounds of which please [course?] 1
receipt


I am with great respect
Doctor
Your mo: Obt Sert
Ja Sturrock
Arbroath 11:th August 1777



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Doctor William Cullen
Edinburgh

Notes:

1: This is probably a rather contracted form of the expression "in due course" (meaning, in this context "for which please send a receipt in due course").

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