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

 

[ID:1627] From: Mr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley) (Patient), Miss Margaret Neilson (Peggy) (Patient) / 16 February 1779 / (Incoming)

Letter from Robert Neilson concerning the case of his daughter. Also mentions treatment for his own rheumatism.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1627
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/716
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date16 February 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 from Robert Neilson concerning the case of his daughter. Also mentions treatment for his own rheumatism.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:316]
Case of Mr Robert Neilson with a chronic, progressive illness, probably pulmonary (consumption) but possible cardiac. After a gap, in early January 1782, Cullen confirms that Neilson's condition is terminal. An autopsy soon follows.
22
[Case ID:363]
Case of Miss Peggy Neilson seriously ill with sores, breathing problems and a 'hectic', which eventually proves fatal.
7


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:206]AuthorMr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:206]PatientMr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley)
[PERS ID:2092]PatientMiss Margaret Neilson (Peggy)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:206]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley)
[PERS ID:832]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Macclaw (MacLaw, Mclaws)
[PERS ID:2668]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Jean Neilson (Nielson)

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Paisley Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Paisley Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

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Dear Sir


I Received yours of the 4th Current
which on the whole made my mind
more easey about my Daughter but
this day gott a letter from Mrs Mclaws
which alarms me greatly she says
the swellings continues as great as
ever notwithstanding a great discharge
from the
sores running which
threatens to break in more places
& she frequently calls out she is
like to Choak & concludes she wishes
her home but is not able to stand the
Journey --I have been ill with Rhuma¬
tisms
for some time just now gott up
after sweeting with a Dose of Dovers powders
or woud go imediately & see her but
her Mother threatens to go but begs
you woud go out & see her & write
me particularly of her situation as I
think she must be worse since you
saw her & if I can well prevent Mrs
Neilson going untill I gett your
answer --which hopes will be soon &
oblige

Dear Sir Your Most humble Servant
Robt. Neilson
Paisley February 16th 1779



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Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Neilson of Paisley
Q
his Daughter.
February 1779.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Dear Sir


I Received yours of the 4th Curt
which on the whole made my mind
more easey abt my Daughter but
this day gott a letter from Mrs Mclaws
which alarms me greatly she says
the swellings continues as great as
ever notwithstanding a great discharge
from the
sores running which
threatens to break in more places
& she frequently calls out she is
like to Choak & concludes she wishes
her home but is not able to stand the
Journey --I have been ill wt Rhuma¬
tisms
for some time just now gott up
after sweeting wt a Dose of Dovers powders
or woud go imediately & see her but
her Mother threatens to go but begs
you woud go out & see her & write
me particularly of her situation as I
think she must be worse since you
saw her & if I can well prevent Mrs
Neilson going untill I gett your
answer --which hopes will be soon &
oblige

Dr. Sr Your Most huble. Servt
Robt. Neilson
Paisley Febry 16th 1779



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Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Neilson of Paisley
Q
his Daughter.
Febr. 1779.

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