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

 

[ID:1665] From: Mr Alexander Hamilton Inglis (of Murdist(o)un; Alexander Inglis Hamilton) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Alexander Hamilton Inglis (of Murdist(o)un; Alexander Inglis Hamilton) (Patient) / 3 May 1779 / (Incoming)

Letter from Alexander Inglis concerning his own case. He is still suffering from gleet and urinary complaints, despite prescriptions made up by his surgeons in Glasgow, MacLean and Wilson. He plans to undertake sea-bathing at Leith or Prestonpans, in order to be near Cullen. He fears that he may need a course of mercury.

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DOC ID 1665
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/752
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date3 May 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 Alexander Inglis concerning his own case. He is still suffering from gleet and urinary complaints, despite prescriptions made up by his surgeons in Glasgow, MacLean and Wilson. He plans to undertake sea-bathing at Leith or Prestonpans, in order to be near Cullen. He fears that he may need a course of mercury.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:210]
Case of Alexander Inglis of Murdiston, who is being treated for a persistent gleet and related symptoms of an inflammation of the urinary tract.
15


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:699]AuthorMr Alexander Hamilton Inglis (of Murdist(o)un; Alexander Inglis Hamilton)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:699]PatientMr Alexander Hamilton Inglis (of Murdist(o)un; Alexander Inglis Hamilton)
[PERS ID:382]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / Apothecary James Carmichael
[PERS ID:2582]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Charles Wilson
[PERS ID:2584]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr John or Hector McLean (McClean)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Murdieston (Murdietoun) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Therapeutic Recommendation Leith Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Therapeutic Recommendation Prestonpans Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

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Murdostoun May 3d / 1779
Dear Sir


Since I was favoured with your freindly
Letter of Advice & Prescription for making up the Electo¬
ry, I have taken regularly every other Day and the Cold Bath
of Pails of Water thrown upon me from Head to foot, the
intermitting Days, with the Bark even the Day I took the
Electory mostly Evening & morning, but I am sorry to say
all to no Purpose, for since taking the last Electory
and no Injection, I am almost as bad as ever, the Run¬
ning Increased
& Pain and Heat of Urine also with the
usewall Stounding pains from the point of the Penis
to my fundament, this last more so after the Effects
of the electory is over, which has had a stronger Effect
that perhaps you expected, for what you ordered last
and sent by Messrs: Mc.Clean & Wilson Surgeons in Glasgow
wrought me very Quickly & sharply in less than an Hour
and never under three Stools sometimes four, tho' I took
but the ½ of the Tea Spoonfool –– This I can see
by your Letter is more than you designed and as you



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Desire me to acquaint how it agrees with me, I have judged
it proper not to apply for any more untill I have your Di¬
rections, besides by laying aside all Phisick for some Days
I shall be more able to judge, if the long & constant
repetition of Phisick has wekned the Parts so as to continue
the Gleet in ↑place↑ of carrying it off, as the frequent return
of making water
, Pain in my Back & Kidneys Indicats ––
So that I imagine you'l order strengthning Remedys in
place of Evacuations untill I begin the Sea Bathing I
have now fixed at Leith or Prestonpans where I can be
near you, since you lay no stress upon the Goat Whey
but this I can not begin 'till after the Term, so that I
shall Continue the fresh Water Baths and lay aside all
Phisick to try if I can get a return in the naturall way
tho' I am afraid from the Invetracy of the malady recourse
must at last ↑be↑ had to a Course of Mercury I wish to avoid
if I could get well by any other method no wonder I am anc¬
tous for mean time your orders shall be punctualy obeyed
Or if you chuse, I come directly to Town please acquaint me
by Course of Post –– My [Doctor?] Mr. Carmichaell ↑ I imagine↑ is still in the
ma{illeg}. I ever am with Esteem

Dear Sir your obliged
Humble Servant
Alex Inglis



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Doctor William Cullen
Phisition
in
Edinburgh


Inglis of Murdiston
May. 3.d 1779.
Vol. 9. p. 173

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Murdostoun May 3d / 1779
Dear Sir


Since I was favoured with your freindly
Letter of Advice & Prescription for making up the Electo¬
ry, I have taken regularly every oyr. Day and the Cold Bath
of Pails of Water thrown upon me from Head to foot, the
intermitting Days, with the Bark even the Day I took the
Electory mostly Evening & morning, but I am sorry to say
all to no Purpose, for since taking the last Electory
and no Injection, I am almost as bad as ever, the Run¬
ning Increased
& Pain and Heat of Urine also with the
usewall Stounding pains from the point of the Penis
to my fundament, this last more so after the Effects
of the electory is over, which has had a stronger Effect
that perhaps you expected, for what you ordered last
and sent by Messrs: Mc.Clean & Wilson Surgeons in Glasgow
wrought me very Quickly & sharply in less than an Hour
and never under three Stools sometimes four, tho' I took
but the ½ of the Tea Spoonfool –– This I can see
by your Letter is more than you designed and as you



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Desire me to acquaint how it agrees with me, I have judged
it proper not to apply for any more untill I have your Di¬
rections, besides by laying aside all Phisick for some Days
I shall be more able to judge, if the long & constant
repetition of Phisick has wekned the Parts so as to continue
the Gleet in ↑place↑ of carrying it off, as the frequent return
of making water
, Pain in my Back & Kidneys Indicats ––
So that I imagine you'l order strengthning Remedys in
place of Evacuations untill I begin the Sea Bathing I
have now fixed at Leith or Prestonpans where I can be
near you, since you lay no stress upon the Goat Whey
but this I can not begin 'till after the Term, so that I
shall Continue the fresh Water Baths and lay aside all
Phisick to try if I can get a return in the naturall way
tho' I am afraid from the Invetracy of the malady recourse
must at last ↑be↑ had to a Course of Mercury I wish to avoid
if I could get well by any oyr. method no wonder I am anc¬
tous for mean time your orders shall be punctualy obeyed
Or if you chuse, I come directly to Town please acquaint me
by Course of Post –– My [Docr?] Mr. Carmichaell ↑ I imagine↑ is still in the
ma{illeg}. I ever am with Esteem

Dr Sir your obliged
Humble Servt.
Alex Inglis



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Doctor William Cullen
Phisition
in
Edigh


Inglis of Murdiston
May. 3.d 1779.
Vol. 9. p. 173

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