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

 

[ID:1584] From: Dr John Mudie (Moodie) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Scott (of Crigie) (Patient), Anonymous (Patient) / 14 November 1778 / (Incoming)

Letter from John Mudie regarding the case of Mr Scott of Crigie who ignored Cullen's earlier advice and is now dying.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1584
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/673
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date14 November 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 John Mudie regarding the case of Mr Scott of Crigie who ignored Cullen's earlier advice and is now dying.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:997]
Case of Mr. Scott of Crigie, who consulted Cullen about five years earlier over his gout brought on by heavy drinking, but now has a severe and fatal jaundice.
3
[Case ID:1066]
Case of an unnamed female patient of Dr Mudie, who suffers from a painful disorder located in her side and abdomen after giving birth.
2


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1646]AuthorDr John Mudie (Moodie)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2720]Patient
[PERS ID:2554]PatientMr Scott (of Crigie)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1646]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Mudie (Moodie)
[PERS ID:2571]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMiss Scott

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Montrose East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Craigo / Craigie Montrose East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Montrose East Highlands Scotland Europe certain

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Sir


I beg you will favour me with
your Advice concerning Mr. Scott of Crigie who had
a Consultation from you about five Years ago. -- He was
then distressed with an anomalous Gout affecting his
Stomach more particularly. The Directions you gave
Him were only followed in some things, He was indolent,
indulged much in bed, and drank, tho not to Intoxication,
more than was proper. He had since now and then Attacks
of Sickness
and Oppression ↑about the precordia and being plethoric was {illeg}
by losing some Blood occasionally. For A Year pa[st] {illeg}
has been incapable of taking any Exercise except in
a Carriage every good Day, and walked very little,
His Strength rather declined. About a Month ago
He was seized with the Jaundice and that Disease conti¬
nues in a high Degree, attended with Œdematous
Swellings of his
Feet and Hands, A Distension of his
Belly. He passes but a small Quantity of Urine,
which is of a very deep Die as usual in this Ailment
He is open in the Belly, {illeg} the Fæces a few days
Since were of a white Colour but are now of a dark



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Greenish Cast with some Streaks of Blood. His Pulse quick and
fleeble
, A Thirst, No Appetite, Sleeps ill, His Strength gone so
much that He cannot move without Assistance
, A Soreness in
his Throat with Apthæ on his Tongue & Fauces, and in short
every Appearance of his Dissolution being near. -- He has taken
few Medicines. Some Aloetic pills, a few Doses of calomel &
Several Nostrums for the Jaundice from his good Neighbours.
I would have wished to have taken your Opinion of his Distress
some time ago, but He thought to be better with Quack Cures, &
He wanted resolution to confine himself to any Regimen or Course
of Medicines. I write this at Random and tho' there is no Hopes
of his Recovery, for I doubt much if He is in Life when Your Answer
reaches this, yet I beg You'll prescribe Something and write
a Letter so as I may read it to him or his Wife, for whose Anxiety
I send this. I got Your Letter about the Lady I lately wrote you
about, and Shall Let you know more about her in a few Days.
but being in haste must conclude with being


Your most Humble Servant

John Mudie

Montrose 4th. November 1778


Receive two Guineas in this.




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Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Scot of Crigie.
November 1778.
9. p.79.

Diplomatic Text

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Sir


I beg you will favour me with
your Advice concerning Mr. Scott of Crigie who had
a Consultation from you about five Years ago. -- He was
then distressed with an anomalous Gout affecting his
Stomach more particularly. The Directions you gave
Him were only followed in some things, He was indolent,
indulged much in bed, and drank, tho not to Intoxication,
more than was proper. He had since now and then Attacks
of Sickness
and Oppression ↑about the precordia and being plethoric was {illeg}
by losing some Blood occasionally. For A Year pa[st] {illeg}
has been incapable of taking any Exercise except in
a Carriage every good Day, and walked very little,
His Strength rather declined. About a Month ago
He was seized with the Jaundice and that Disease conti¬
nues in a high Degree, attended with Œdematous
Swellings of his
Feet and Hands, A Distension of his
Belly. He passes but a small Quantity of Urine,
which is of a very deep Die as usual in this Ailment
He is open in the Belly, {illeg} the Fæces a few days
Since were of a white Colour but are now of a dark



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Greenish Cast with some Streaks of Blood. His Pulse quick and
fleeble
, A Thirst, No Appetite, Sleeps ill, His Strength gone so
much that He cannot move without Assistance
, A Soreness in
his Throat with Apthæ on his Tongue & Fauces, and in short
every Appearance of his Dissolution being near. -- He has taken
few Medicines. Some Aloetic pills, a few Doses of calomel &
Several Nostrums for the Jaundice from his good Neighbours.
I would have wished to have taken your Opinion of his Distress
some time ago, but He thought to be better with Quack Cures, &
He wanted resolution to confine himself to any Regimen or Course
of Medicines. I write this at Random and tho' there is no Hopes
of his Recovery, for I doubt much if He is in Life when Your Answer
reaches this, yet I beg You'll prescribe Something and write
a Letter so as I may read it to him or his Wife, for whose Anxiety
I send this. I got Your Letter about the Lady I lately wrote you
about, and Shall Let you know more about her in a few Days.
but being in haste must conclude with being


Your most H. Servt.

John Mudie

Montrose 4th. Novr. 1778


Receive two Guineas in this.




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Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Scot of Crigie.
Novr. 1778.
9. p.79.

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