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

 

[ID:169] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr William Hamilton (in Glasgow) / Regarding: Mr Thomas Hopkirk (of Dalbeth) (Patient), Mr Edward Brisbane (Patient) / 19? July? 1781? / (Outgoing)

Reply, in the from of a short, undated letter to an unnamed physician, regarding his patient Mr Hopkirk. Cross-referencing to related letters indicates that the addressee is almost certainly William Hamilton who mentions Cullen's ordering of an 'infusion' for Hopkirk in his own letter to Cullen of 25 July 1781. This, and the placing in the letter-book, implies that this present note pre-dates 25 July but was composed on or immediately after 18 July.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 169
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/14/55
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date19? July? 1781?
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, in the from of a short, undated letter to an unnamed physician, regarding his patient Mr Hopkirk. Cross-referencing to related letters indicates that the addressee is almost certainly William Hamilton who mentions Cullen's ordering of an 'infusion' for Hopkirk in his own letter to Cullen of 25 July 1781. This, and the placing in the letter-book, implies that this present note pre-dates 25 July but was composed on or immediately after 18 July.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1329]
Case of Edward Brisbane, a merchant returned to Glasgow from America, who has ascites and anasarca (fluid retention) which prove fatal.
9
[Case ID:1342]
Case of Thomas Hopkirk who suffers from a severe pain in his right side and a related stomach disorder.
6


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:175]AddresseeDr William Hamilton (in Glasgow)
[PERS ID:2873]PatientMr Edward Brisbane
[PERS ID:95]PatientMr Thomas Hopkirk (of Dalbeth)
[PERS ID:175]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Hamilton (in Glasgow)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5910]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr James Hopkirk (of Dalbeth)

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred

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Your patient Mr Hopkirk left me abruptly but I intended
to follow him with a letter to you tho an eternal hurry has made
me forget till this day that I have a letter from his son telling me
what I feared that he is no better & rather weaker. I wish with all
my heart I could preserve him but it will be difficult. Please
let him have the same infusion 1 that I have ordered for Mr
Brisbane but of half the strength till you try him but let it be
increased as you find he bears it. At the same time
let him continue what exercise he can bear and
I earnestly beg of you to let him and his son know
that I have written in answer to the sons letter in
course of post.

Again & always yours
W. C.

Notes:

1: The 'artichoke infusion' prescribed by Cullen for Edward Brisbane in Doc [ID:161], 9 July 1781, addressed to Thomas Hamilton (CUL/1/1/14/47), and mentioned in Doc [ID:204], Cullen to William Hamilton, 11 October 1781 (CUL/1/1/14/90).

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Your patient Mr Hopkirk left me abruptly but I intended
to follow him with a letter to you tho an eternal hurry has made
me forget till this day that I have a letter from his son telling me
what I feared that he is no better & rather weaker. I wish with all
my heart I could preserve him but it will be difficult. Please
let him have the same infusion 1 that I have ordered for Mr
Brisbane but of half the strength till you try him but let it be
increased as you find he bears it. At the same time
let him continue what exercise he can bear and
I earnestly beg of you to let him and his son know
that I have written in answer to the sons letter in
course of post.

Again & always yours
W. C.

Notes:

1: The 'artichoke infusion' prescribed by Cullen for Edward Brisbane in Doc [ID:161], 9 July 1781, addressed to Thomas Hamilton (CUL/1/1/14/47), and mentioned in Doc [ID:204], Cullen to William Hamilton, 11 October 1781 (CUL/1/1/14/90).

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