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

 

[ID:1714] From: Dr Colin Drummond / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Captain James Maxwell (Patient), Mrs Ogilvie (Ogilvy) (Patient) / July 1779 / (Incoming)

Letter from C. Drummond concerning the case of Mrs Ogilvie mentioning many mutual associates and commending Cullen's son Robert's role in a legal case.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1714
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/801
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
DateJuly 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 C. Drummond concerning the case of Mrs Ogilvie mentioning many mutual associates and commending Cullen's son Robert's role in a legal case.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:779]
Case of Captain James Maxwell of Faskally who has a chest complaint for which he takes a course of goat whey.
13
[Case ID:1167]
Case of Mrs Ogilvie who has a cough and chest complaint.
4


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:108]AuthorDr Colin Drummond
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2513]PatientMrs Ogilvie (Ogilvy)
[PERS ID:2372]PatientCaptain James Maxwell
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:108]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Colin Drummond
[PERS ID:2514]OtherMrs Margaret Drummond
[PERS ID:2516]OtherLord Alexander Lockhart (Lord Covington)
[PERS ID:2518]OtherMr Maillard
[PERS ID:2519]OtherLady Elizabeth Anstruther (Betty)
[PERS ID:742]OtherLord (Judge) Robert Cullen (Lord Cullen)
[PERS ID:743]OtherMrs Anna Cullen

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Ashbourne (Ashburn) Midlands England Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Therapeutic Recommendation Italy Europe certain
Therapeutic Recommendation South of France France Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Scotland Europe certain

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[Page 1]
Dear Sir


I have had the Pleasure
to attend Mrs. Ogilvie for some Time past.
She showed me your Directions to her as to
her Management, when here. These have been
complied with as far as possible - unless when
Circumstances changing - required an Alteration
the Waters seem to agree with her from gentle
Emetics - taking away a small Quantity of Blood
& Issue applied to her Side. Evident Advan¬
tage has been observed: she has little or no
Degree of Fever. Appetite good. No Night Sweats
Cough very inconsiderable, & allows herself to be
better - her Spirits in general good. Sometimes a little
low




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This Plan may be continued for some
Weeks longer, but the Question naturally
occurrs, what next - I certainly would not advise
her spending the Winter in Scotland - but rather
wish Mrs. O. to go abroad. South of France
or Italy. If you are of the same opinion -
I wish you would mention it to Mr Maillard
& Lady Betty Anstruther & favor me with a
few Lines. I have told Miss Grant of my
Intention to write you, & what my Opinion
is. She assures me its impossible for her
to go abroad with Mrs. Ogilvie, therefore hopes
Lady Betty Anstr. will




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I was happy in the Company of a Patient
you sent me last Winter. Capt. Maxwell
He went from this much better, but I am
sorry to find, he was not in a situation to
attend his Regiment to America. Pray how does
he go on?


I beg my best Respects to Mrs. Cullen
which my Wife joins. Remembers your Attention
for her Daughter with Gratitude. She enjoys perfect Health -
Pray remember me to my Friend Mr. robert, whose
Counsel in our late Question before Lord Covington
has been so successful. 1 I hope our Agent has be¬
haved properly by him. He had my orders to do so
& I hope he has


Dear Sir
Yours most Sincerely
C Drummond.



[Page 4]


Doctor Cullen
Physician
Edinburgh


Dr C. Drummond
Concerning Mrs Ogilvie
July. 1779.

Notes:

1: Reference is to Cullen' s son Robert acting as legal counsel, but the case cannot be determined.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Dr Sir


I have had the Pleasure
to attend Mrs. Ogilvie for some Time past.
She showed me your Directions to her as to
her Management, when here. These have been
complied with as far as possible - unless when
Circumstances changing - required an Alteration
the Waters seem to agree wt her from gentle
Emetics - taking away a small Qty. of Blood
& Issue applied to her Side. Evident Advan¬
tage has been observed: she has little or no
Degree of Fever. Appetite good. No Night Sweats
Cough very inconsiderable, & allows herself to be
better - her Spirits in general good. Sometimes a little
low




[Page 2]


This Plan may be continued for some
Weeks longer, but the Question naturally
occurrs, what next - I certainly would not advise
her spending the Winter in Scotland - but rather
wish Mrs. O. to go abroad. South of France
or Italy. If you are of the same opinion -
I wish you would mention it to Mr Maillard
& Lady Betty Anstruther & favor me w. a
few Lines. I have told Miss Grant of my
Intention to write you, & what my Opinion
is. She assures me its impossible for her
to go abroad wt. Mrs. Ogilvie, therefore hopes
L. Betty Anstr. will




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I was happy in the Company of a Patient
you sent me last Winter. Capt. Maxwell
He went from this much better, but I am
sorry to find, he was not in a situation to
attend his Regt. to America. Pray how does
he go on?


I beg my best Respects to Mrs. Cullen
which my Wife joins. Remembers your Attention
for her Daur. wt. Gratitude. She enjoys perfect Health -
Pray remember me to my Friend Mr. robert, whose
Counsel in our late Question before Lord Covington
has been so successful. 1 I hope our Agent has be¬
haved properly by him. He had my orders to do so
& I hope he has


Dr. Sir
Yours most Sincerely
C Drummond.



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Doctor Cullen
Physician
Edinr


Dr C. Drummond
C Mrs Ogilvie
July. 1779.

Notes:

1: Reference is to Cullen' s son Robert acting as legal counsel, but the case cannot be determined.

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