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

 

[ID:1617] Case Note / Regarding: Miss Frances Simpson (Sympson) (Patient) / 29? November? 1779? / (Incoming)

Letter; an orphaned case note concerning Miss Simpson. Unsigned and undated, but context strongly suggests this is the communication of 29th November 1779 to which Cullen refers in his reply of 5th December. Comparison of handwriting supports the identification of the writer as the surgeon William Ingham who worked with Lambert at Newcastle.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1617
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/708
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date29? November? 1779?
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter; an orphaned case note concerning Miss Simpson. Unsigned and undated, but context strongly suggests this is the communication of 29th November 1779 to which Cullen refers in his reply of 5th December. Comparison of handwriting supports the identification of the writer as the surgeon William Ingham who worked with Lambert at Newcastle.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

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


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:82]AuthorMr William Ingham
[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:82]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr William Ingham
[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 Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred

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Dr: Cullen has order'd her to continue the
Hemlock till the turn of the Season, Mr:
Lambert understands, that, to be the Spring,
her complaint is just the same, only she
has some times twice or thrice a week a little
perspiration at nights but is not constantly
so, & soon after she left off the Mercury
had a little swelling in her ancle at nights
but this went off again after she came to
use the exercise of walking & riding which
she does every fine day for two hours & dosn't
mind the Cold at all, she two or three nights
ago found her thigh just above where she
tyes her Garter a little swell'd & a little
hard but if soon went off as if she had ty'd it
too tight, she now & then has a little pain in
her side sometime on one side sometimes the
other which Mr: Lambert thinks muscular




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her Apetite & spirits are good, & she sleeps
well, Mr: Lambert does not think her at
all hectic, if any thing she is rather fatter
on her Breast than she was she looks clean
& well in the face but every other part
as thin as possible, she continues to drink
Asses Milk a pint every morning she has
better than ½ a pint of Cow's milk about
one o'clock with a Biscuit & the same for
her supper which seems to agree with her for
it does not purge for she never has but one
passage in a day. Question if Dr: Cullen thinks
the Hemlock can be in any way a hindrance
to her being in a particular way.




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Miss Simpson--
January 1779
9 . p . 110 .

Diplomatic Text

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Dr: Cullen has order'd her to continue the
Hemlock till the turn of the Season, Mr:
Lambert understands, that, to be the Spring,
her complaint is just the same, only she
has some times twice or thrice a week a little
perspiration at nights but is not constantly
so, & soon after she left off the Mercury
had a little swelling in her ancle at nights
but this went off again after she came to
use the exercise of walking & riding which
she does every fine day for two hours & dosn't
mind the Cold at all, she two or three nights
ago found her thigh just above where she
tyes her Garter a little swell'd & a little
hard but if soon went off as if she had ty'd it
too tight, she now & then has a little pain in
her side sometime on one side sometimes the
other which Mr: Lambert thinks muscular




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her Apetite & spirits are good, & she sleeps
well, Mr: Lambert does not think her at
all hectic, if any thing she is rather fatter
on her Breast than she was she looks clean
& well in the face but every other part
as thin as possible, she continues to drink
Asses Milk a pint every morn:g she has
better than ½ a pint of Cow's milk about
one o'clock with a Biscuit & the same for
her supper which seems to agree with her for
it does not purge for she never has but one
passage in a day. Que: if Dr: Cullen thinks
the Hemlock can be in any way a hindrance
to her being in a particular way.




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Miss Simpson--
Jany 1779
9 . p . 110 .

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