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

 

[ID:1728] From: Mr Arthur Gair / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr George Hall (in Alnwick) (Patient) / 17 September 1779 / (Incoming)

Letter from Arthur Gair concerning the case of George Hall.

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DOC ID 1728
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/815
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date17 September 1779
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
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Autopsy No
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Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from Arthur Gair concerning the case of George Hall.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
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Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:65]
Case of Mr George Hall whose stomach complaints are termed a 'Hypochondriasis'.
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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1460]AuthorMr Arthur Gair
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2483]PatientMr George Hall (in Alnwick)
[PERS ID:1460]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Arthur Gair
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing Alnwick North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Alnwick North-East England Europe certain

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Alnwick Northd. 17. September 1779.

Sir


I had the favour of a letter from You of the
26 August last concerning Mr. Geo: Hall who had waited
on you sometime before at my desire for a
complaint in his Stomach & bowels, which you
thought to be a Hypochondriasis insisting
chiefly in spasmodic affections of these parts,
& You had ordered for Him when with You
some chalybeate powders, a bark infusion & laxative
Pills
. --- These He had taken punctually I dare
say according to your direction but without
success; & after He had wrote You & [seed.?] yours
of the above date You directed drops of Elixir
proprietatis
℥ifs Tinct. Thebaic. ℥fs ℳ. fifty to be
taken an hour before dinner, & sometimes may be
repeated an hour after dinner when pains come on.
-- These also He has taken regularly & also xx gtts.
of Tinct. Thebaic. h.s. & tho' He is less troubled
(than when under the former course) with flatulency
pain &c. yet He loses strength, spirits & appetite
& has a tension & swelling of the abdomen & Legs
mostly the right leg & complains much of arid
eructations
, & As You desired that I shou'd write
rather than He, if there should be further occasion
I give you the trouble of this to which I hope
for an answer as soon as it convenient for You.
He has neither proper natural
heat, thirst, quick pulse or
any other febrile symptom.


I am Dr. Sir
Your most obedient
humble Servant

Arthur Gair



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To
Doctor Cullen
at Edinburgh


Mr A. Gair Concerning
Mr G. Hall September 17th
1779.
Vol. X. p.54

Diplomatic Text

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Alnwick Northd. 17. Sepr. 1779.

Sir


I had the favour of a letter from You of the
26 Augt. last concerning Mr. Geo: Hall who had waited
on you sometime before at my desire for a
complaint in his Stomach & bowels, which you
thought to be a Hypochondriasis insisting
chiefly in spasmodic affections of these parts,
& You had ordered for Him when with You
some chalybeate powders, a bark infusion & laxative
Pills
. --- These He had taken punctually I dare
say according to your direction but without
success; & after He had wrote You & [seed.?] yours
of the above date You directed drops of Elixir
proprietatis
℥ifs Tinct. Thebaic. ℥fs ℳ. fifty to be
taken an hour before dinner, & sometimes may be
repeated an hour after dinner when pains come on.
-- These also He has taken regularly & also xx gtts.
of Tinct. Thebaic. h.s. & tho' He is less troubled
(than when under the former course) with flatulency
pain &c. yet He loses strength, spirits & appetite
& has a tension & swelling of the abdomen & Legs
mostly the right leg & complains much of arid
eructations
, & As You desired that I shou'd write
rather than He, if there shd. be further occasion
I give you the trouble of this to which I hope
for an ansr. as soon as it convenient for You.
He has neither proper natural
heat, thirst, quick pulse or
any other febrile symptom.


I am Dr. Sir
Your most obt.
humble Srt.

Arthur Gair



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To
Doctor Cullen
at Edinburgh


Mr A. Gair C.
Mr G. Hall Septr. 17th
1779.
Vol. X. p.54

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