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

 

[ID:1726] From: Dr Alexander Wemyss (of Pitkenny) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr John Brodie (Patient) / 1 September 1779 / (Incoming)

Letter from Alexander Wemyss concerning the case of Mr Brodie.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1726
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/813
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date1 September 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 Wemyss concerning the case of Mr Brodie.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:748]
Case of Mr John Brodie who has long suffered from gout and whose condition keeps getting worse.
8


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:325]AuthorDr Alexander Wemyss (of Pitkenny)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2577]PatientMr John Brodie
[PERS ID:325]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Wemyss (of Pitkenny)
[PERS ID:487]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / Apothecary John Whyte
[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 Kirkcaldy Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Dysart Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Kirkcaldy Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Dear Sir


Yours of the 19th of ↑July I was favoured↑
with, which I communicated to Mr Whyte and
Mr Brodie ---- Your Directions he observed
and took the medicines you prescribed with
peculiar attention, but without relief --- then
Mr Whyte wrote you, & I See by your answer
that you advised long journeys for him, He
made as fair a tryal of riding on Horseback
as he was able, but his Strength would ↑not↑ permit
him to travel so far in a day


He has a Diarrhoea without much pain four or
five times a day especially in the morning and
forenoon --- For which, I ventured to give him a
vomit of Ipecacoana divided in Small doses, it operated
very well, without throwing ↑up↑ any thing up but
only the vomit & warm water which he drank
He was not relieved nor the Diarrhoea Stopt, which
makes me think, that the Gout not only affects his
Stomach, but also his Intestines


On Sunday last he had acute pain in one of his
hands, & one of his legs & foot, but Soon went off



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and all his complaints, with want of appetite
& Sleep Still remain with him --- Please advise
what may be done for him --- Could blistering
or any other Topical application be applied to the
extremities, to endeavour to bring out the Gout
from the Stomach & Abdomen? I am with great
esteem


Dear Sir
your most Obedient Servant
Alex.r Wemyss

Kirkcaldy
September 1.st 1779



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Doctor William Cullen
Physician
Edinburgh


Dr Wemyss of Kirkcaldy
concerning Mr Brodie of Dysart
4th September 1779
X p 56

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[Page 1]
Dear Sir


Yours of the 19th of ↑July I was favoured↑
with, which I communicated to Mr Whyte and
Mr Brodie ---- Your Directions he observed
and took the medicines you prescribed with
peculiar attention, but without relief --- then
Mr Whyte wrote you, & I See by your answer
that you advised long journeys for him, He
made as fair a tryal of riding on Horseback
as he was able, but his Strength would ↑not↑ permit
him to travel so far in a day


He has a Diarrhoea without much pain four or
five times a day especially in the morning and
forenoon --- For which, I ventured to give him a
vomit of Ipecacoana divided in Small doses, it operated
very well, without throwing ↑up↑ any thing up but
only the vomit & warm water which he drank
He was not relieved nor the Diarrhoea Stopt, which
makes me think, that the Gout not only affects his
Stomach, but also his Intestines


On Sunday last he had acute pain in one of his
hands, & one of his legs & foot, but Soon went off



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and all his complaints, with want of appetite
& Sleep Still remain with him --- Please advise
what may be done for him --- Could blistering
or any other Topical application be applied to the
extremities, to endeavour to bring out the Gout
from the Stomach & Abdomen? I am with great
esteem


Dr Sir
your most obedt Ser.t
Alex.r Wemyss

Kirkcaldy
Septr 1.st 1779



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Doctor William Cullen
Physician
Edin.r


Dr Wemyss of Kirkcaldy
c. Mr Brodie of Dysart
4th Sept. 1779
X p 56

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