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

 

[ID:1751] From: Dr Alexander Taylor (Sanders) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley) (Patient), Anonymous (Patient) / 6 November 1779 / (Incoming)

Letter from Alexander Taylor, concerning the case of an unnamed male patient with a varicose aneurism 'as described by Dr Hunter and Dr Cleghorn in the medical observations'. Also reports on the progress of Mr Nielson.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1751
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/838
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date6 November 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 Taylor, concerning the case of an unnamed male patient with a varicose aneurism 'as described by Dr Hunter and Dr Cleghorn in the medical observations'. Also reports on the progress of Mr Nielson.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:316]
Case of Mr Robert Neilson with a chronic, progressive illness, probably pulmonary (consumption) but possible cardiac. After a gap, in early January 1782, Cullen confirms that Neilson's condition is terminal. An autopsy soon follows.
22
[Case ID:2051]
Case of an unnamed male patient with a varicose aneurism as reported by Alexander Taylor.
1


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:207]AuthorDr Alexander Taylor (Sanders)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3046]Patient
[PERS ID:206]PatientMr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley)
[PERS ID:207]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Taylor (Sanders)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1626]Other Physician / SurgeonDr George Cleghorn
[PERS ID:2689]Other Physician / SurgeonDr William Hunter

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Paisley Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Paisley 6 November 1779
Sir


The bearer having
occasion to be in Edinburgh I have
desired him to Wait on you that
you may examine his arm,
which in the feeling and Sound
it makes exactly resembles the
Aneurysmal Varix as described
by Drs. Hunter and Cleghorn in
the Medical Observations; but the
external Vein where the Mark
of the lancet still remains is
but very little enlarged - and both
from this and the touch it appears as



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if the Artery did not Communicate
with this Vein but with one more
deep seated, which must likewise
have been pierced at the same
time -- the Uncommonness of
such a Case as well as this singularity
make me believe that a sight of it
will not prove troublesome or
displeasing to You ----


Some time ago Mr. Nielson's pains
attacked him with Violence and
affected his breathing so much that
we were under a necessity of applying
leeches, which relieved him greatly
and he has since been upon the
whole easier. I am Sir

your most humble Servant
Alexr. Taylor



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To
Dr. Wm. Cullen
Professor of Medicine
Edinburgh


Varicose Aneurism.
November 1779

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Paisley 6 Novr. 1779
Sir


The bearer having
occasion to be in Edinr. I have
desired him to Wait on you that
you may examine his arm,
which in the feeling and Sound
it makes exactly resembles the
Aneurysmal Varix as described
by Drs. Hunter and Cleghorn in
the Medical Observations; but the
external Vein where the Mark
of the lancet still remains is
but very little enlarged - and both
from this and the touch it appears as



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if the Artery did not Communicate
with this Vein but with one more
deep seated, which must likewise
have been pierced at the same
time -- the Uncommonness of
such a Case as well as this singularity
make me believe that a sight of it
will not prove troublesome or
displeasing to You ----


Some time ago Mr. Nielson's pains
attacked him with Violence and
affected his breathing so much that
we were under a necessity of applying
leeches, which relieved him greatly
and he has since been upon the
whole easier. I am Sir

your most humble Servt.
Alexr. Taylor



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To
Dr. Wm. Cullen
Professor of Medicine
Edinr.


Varicose Aneurism.
Novr. 1779

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