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[ID:1572] From: Dr Hugh Dougall (Dougal) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mrs Katherine Hay (Robertson) (Patient) / 18 October 1778 / (Incoming)

Letter from Hugh Dougall regarding the case of Mrs Hay, wife of Reverend Dr. Hay of Dyce.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1572
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/663a
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date18 October 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 Hugh Dougall regarding the case of Mrs Hay, wife of Reverend Dr. Hay of Dyce.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:962]
Case of Mrs Hay, wife of the minister of Dyce, who has a long history of 'bilious headaches' and stomach problems.
3


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:2493]AuthorDr Hugh Dougall (Dougal)
[PERS ID:1643]PatientMrs Katherine Hay
[PERS ID:2492]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendReverend James Hay (of Dyce)
[PERS ID:2493]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendDr Hugh Dougall (Dougal)
[PERS ID:2495]OtherMr Alexander Ross (Youngest)
[PERS ID:2494]OtherMr Dougall

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Elgin East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Dyce East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Narrow Wynd Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe certain

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Sir


I have enclosed for your advice the case
of Mrs. Hay wife to the Revd. Dr. Hay my Uncle at
Manse of Dyce. The Circumstances of the case are
so faithfully narrated & the whole so minutely told
by the Dr. himself - tho' not of the Medical profession
that - especially as he was anxious to have your
advise as soon as possible - I thought it unnecessary
to draws it up in a medical form. To the Drs.
Narrative I have only to add that she frequently
falls into low fainting fits - or a state of insensibility
much resembling the Deliquium Animi which
takes place after Bloodletting in some patients - &
out of which she revives sometimes with a long
deep- fetch'd breathing at other times with reiterated
quick respirations. - Her Pulse keeps up tolerably
well
- even in these lowest fits. - At present she



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is not pregnant. - Her menses have been generally
less in quantity than when in health
- expecting (↑expecting↑)
in this last period that they were rather more
copious. -- These are all the Circumstances that
I recollect not taken notice of in the state of her
Case - & which I learnt at Dyce about 14 days
ago when I visited my Uncle & his family in my
way to this place where My father lives & where
I mean to reside. --- As Dr. Hay is very anxious
to have your advice - be so good to send to him directly
& address To The Revd. Dr. Hay Dyce - Care of Mr.
Alexr. Ross Youngest Merchant narrow Wynd Aberdeen


I have enclosed two Guineas which you'll
please to accept of on account of the trouble we
have given you in this Case -- & if any natural
alterations take place Dr. Hay or I will be sure
to inform you of them -- I am with the highest
esteem


Sir
Your Most Obedient Humble Servant

Hugh Dougall

Elgin October 18th. 1778 }



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P.S. In the narrative of the Case mention is made
by Dr. Hay of one prescription viz the Solution of
Tart. Emet. which was not given to the quantity of
gr iv at a time but but the solution was taken
by spoonfulls & generally one half was found
a sufficiently strong Emetic. ---


H.D.



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Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Case of Mrs. Hay
of Dyce
October 1778.
V. IX. p69

Diplomatic Text

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Sir


I have enclosed for your advice the case
of Mrs. Hay wife to the Revd. Dr. Hay my Uncle at
Manse of Dyce. The Circumstances of the case are
so faithfully narrated & the whole so minutely told
by the Dr. himself - tho' not of the Medical profession
that - especially as he was anxious to have your
advise as soon as possible - I thought it unnecessary
to draws it up in a medical form. To the Drs.
Narrative I have only to add that she frequently
falls into low fainting fits - or a state of insensibility
much resembling the Deliquium Animi which
takes place after Bloodletting in some patients - &
out of which she revives sometimes with a long
deep- fetch'd breathing at other times with reiterated
quick respirations. - Her Pulse keeps up tolerably
well
- even in these lowest fits. - At present she



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is not pregnant. - Her menses have been generally
less in quantity than when in health
- expecting (↑expecting↑)
in this last period that they were rather more
copious. -- These are all the Circumstances that
I recollect not taken notice of in the state of her
Case - & which I learnt at Dyce about 14 days
ago when I visited my Uncle & his family in my
way to this place where My father lives & where
I mean to reside. --- As Dr. Hay is very anxious
to have your advice - be so good to send to him directly
& address To The Revd. Dr. Hay Dyce - Care of Mr.
Alexr. Ross Youst. Mercht. narrow Wynd Aberdeen


I have enclosed two Guineas which you'll
please to accept of on account of the trouble we
have given you in this Case -- & if any natural
alterations take place Dr. Hay or I will be sure
to inform you of them -- I am with the highest
esteem


Sir
Your Most Obdt. Hble. Servt.

Hugh Dougall

Elgin Octr. 18th. 1778 }



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P.S. In the narrative of the Case mention is made
by Dr. Hay of one prescription viz the Solution of
Tart. Emet. which was not given to the quantity of
gr iv at a time but but the solution was taken
by spoonfulls & generally one half was found
a sufficiently strong Emetic. ---


H.D.



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Doctor Cullen
Edinr.


Case of Mrs. Hay
of Dyce
Octr. 1778.
V. IX. p69

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