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

 

[ID:1585] From: Mr Richard Lambert / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Frances Simpson (Sympson) (Patient) / 14 November 1778 / (Incoming)

Letter from Richard Lambert concerning the case of Miss Frances Simpson who is suspected of having an ovarian tumour.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1585
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/674
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 Richard Lambert concerning the case of Miss Frances Simpson who is suspected of having an ovarian tumour.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:784]
Case of Miss Frances Simpson who is treated for an overian tumour under the immediate care of the surgeon Richard Lambert.
11


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:81]AuthorMr Richard Lambert
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:894]PatientMiss Frances Simpson (Sympson)
[PERS ID:81]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Richard Lambert
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Bradley North-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain

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Newcastle November 14th. 1778
Sir,


Miss Frances Simpson for whom
you were consulted in November last, began
the Use of the Medicines, you Prescribed
for Her, on Monday gone five weeks, and
has continued them very regularly ever
Since; - the Cicuta Pills particularly, &
to that degree of Tremor &c you wished
{illeg} expected from their Use, -- the Mercurials
have not been so regularly persisted in,
on Account of now & then Her mouth
becoming affected, upon which they
were omitted, till the Slight bad taste
relaxed and then She began afresh ----


--- In this way She is now proceeding -




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-- On Wednesday last I visited Her at
Bradley and having seen Her at Newcastle
before you were consulted at Edinburgh I
really cannot at present perceive any
very apparent difference in Her general
Looks, nor in any other circumstance.


--- The Family think Her Abdominal
Bulk
Less, by the measure of Her stays,
but She is still much bigger than formerly
when in Health, being then Slim & Gen¬
teel ---- The Moment I first saw Her
after returning from London the disorder
appeared to be in the Ovaria -- a very
careful examination confirmed my
opinion so far as I was able to judge from
circumstances, more especially where



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those Uterine appendages, not having any
Natural discharges, prevents our ascer¬
taining distinctions which are more --
{illeg} (↑obvious↑) in the Urinary, Bilious and
other of the Excretories, which have ---


--- Miss Simpson's pulse is small
& Quick, but She has no degree of Hectick
worth attention ---- She Eats & Slee[ps]
well & appears Chearfull, but doe[s not]
get Flesh ---- We shall proceed accor¬
ding to directions till I have the Honor
of your farther intentions, and be so
obliging as Order, Directed to me, by the
↑first↑ Newcastle Coach another Parcell of the
Pulvis Folium Cicutic - I am Sir your Most
Obedient Humble Servant

Richd Lambert.



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Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh
North -


Lambert - Newcastle
Concerning
Miss Sympson
November 1778
9. p.89.

Diplomatic Text

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Newcastle Novr: 14th. 1778
Sir,


Miss Frances Simpson for whom
you were consulted in Septembr. last, began
the Use of the Medicines, you Prescribed
for Her, on Monday gone five weeks, and
has continued them very regularly ever
Since; - the Cicuta Pills particularly, &
to that degree of Tremor &c you wished
{illeg} expected from their Use, -- the Mercurials
have not been so regularly persisted in,
on Account of now & then Her mouth
becoming affected, upon which they
were omitted, till the Slight bad taste
relaxed and then She began afresh ----


--- In this way She is now proceeding -




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-- On Wednesday last I visited Her at
Bradley and having seen Her at Newcastle
before you were consulted at Edinr. I
really cannot at present perceive any
very apparent difference in Her general
Looks, nor in any other circumstance.


--- The Family think Her Abdominal
Bulk
Less, by the measure of Her stays,
but She is still much bigger than formerly
when in Health, being then Slim & Gen¬
teel ---- The Moment I first saw Her
after returning from London the disorder
appeared to be in the Ovaria -- a very
careful examination confirmed my
opinion so far as I was able to judge from
circumstances, more especially where



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those Uterine appendages, not having any
Natural discharges, prevents our ascer¬
taining distinctions which are more --
{illeg} (↑obvious↑) in the Urinary, Bilious and
other of the Excretories, which have ---


--- Miss Simpson's pulse is small
& Quick, but She has no degree of Hectick
worth attention ---- She Eats & Slee[ps]
well & appears Chearfull, but doe[s not]
get Flesh ---- We shall proceed accor¬
ding to directions till I have ye Honor
of your farther intentions, and be so
obliging as Order, Directed to me, by the
↑first↑ Newcastle Coach another Parcell of the
Pulv. Fol Cicutic - I am Sir yr. Most
Obedt. Hble Servt.

Richd Lambert.



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Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh
North -


Lambert - N.Castle
C
Miss Sympson
Novr. 1778
9. p.89.

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