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

 

[ID:1688] From: Mr Edward Gallon / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Edward Gallon (Patient) / 13 June 1779 / (Incoming)

Letter from Edward Gallon concerning his own case, in which he reports soreness in his genitals.

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DOC ID 1688
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/775
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date13 June 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 Edward Gallon concerning his own case, in which he reports soreness in his genitals.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

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Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:796]
Case of Mr Edward Gallon who reports soreness and other symptoms in his genital area.
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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:2471]AuthorMr Edward Gallon
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2471]PatientMr Edward Gallon
[PERS ID:4]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Henry Richardson
[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 Alnwick North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Harrogate North-East England Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Alnwick North-East England Europe certain

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Sir,


Notwithstanding the flattering Account Mr Richardson
gave you of me some time ago, which he did without con¬
sulting me or properly informing himself; I am sorry to
acquaint you, that, after having gone thro two courses of
the Medicines you prescribed for me, a fortnight each time,
as you order'd, I find my complaints much the same as
when I had the pleasure of waiting upon you.


The same fullness in my Forehead continues, and the Itching
about my Groin and scrotum is by times as bad as ever;
The scrotum was lately very much swell'd or (as you term it)
the skin thicken'd to such a degree that I was exceedingly uneasy
for two or three Days, and the Penis was also swell'd attended
with Itching and Inflammation wchwhich has been frequently the case.
I have often Itchings & Flushings in different Parts of my
Body, but the Flushings are of short Duration. Upon the
whole, I can scarse venture to say that I am, as yet, any better;
at the same time, I am persuaded it would have given you
great satisfaction could I have been able to give a better
account of myself. I have lay'd aside all thoughts of going
to Harrow Gate as you seem to think that it promises no
benefit to me. I shall beg the favour of hearing from you,
as soon as convenient, and, if you would recommend my
repeating the Decoction & solution, or any other means, you
may depend upon it, I shall most implicitly follow your
Directions, as I entertain the highest Opinion of your
Judgement & skill. I hope you will excuse the Liberty I take
in troubling you with this tedious Epistle;

I am, Sir, Very Respectfully yours
Edward Gallon

Alnwick
Northumberland
June 13th 1779



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William Cullen Esquire M.D.
Edinburgh


Edward Gallon Esquire
June 13th 1779
V.X.p. 23

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[Page 1]
Sir,


Notwithstanding the flattering Account Mr Richardson
gave you of me some time ago, which he did without con¬
sulting me or properly informing himself; I am sorry to
acquaint you, that, after having gone thro two courses of
the Medicines you prescribed for me, a fortnight each time,
as you order'd, I find my complaints much the same as
when I had the pleasure of waiting upon you.


The same fullness in my Forehead continues, and the Itching
about my Groin and scrotum is by times as bad as ever;
The scrotum was lately very much swell'd or (as you term it)
the skin thicken'd to such a degree that I was exceedingly uneasy
for two or three Days, and the Penis was also swell'd attended
wth Itching and Inflammation wchwhich has been frequently the case.
I have often Itchings & Flushings in different Parts of my
Body, but the Flushings are of short Duration. Upon the
whole, I can scarse venture to say that I am, as yet, any better;
at the same time, I am persuaded it would have given you
great satisfaction could I have been able to give a better
account of myself. I have lay'd aside all thoughts of going
to Harrow Gate as you seem to think that it promises no
benefit to me. I shall beg the favour of hearing fm you,
as soon as convenient, and, if you would recommend my
repeating the Decoction & solution, or any other means, you
may depend upon it, I shall most implicitly follow your
Directions, as I entertain the highest Opinion of your
Judgemt & skill. I hope you will excuse the Liberty I take
in troubling you with this tedious Epistle;

I am, Sir, Very Respectfully yrs
Edwd Gallon

Alnwick
Northumberland
June 13th 1779



[Page 2]


William Cullen Esqr M.D.
Edinburgh


Ed. Gallon Esqr
June 13th 1779
V.X.p. 23

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