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

 

[ID:1824] From: Dr James Collier / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mrs Christian Moubray (Bell) (of Calderbank) (Patient) / 3 March 1781 / (Incoming)

Letter from James Collier concerning the case of Mrs Moubray, who has a swollen leg and menstrual obstruction, and has been suffering from hot flutings. No external mark of postage, but it bears an instruction to be sent 'by the Glasgow fly'. From location, the patient is almost certainly the wife of Henry Moubray of Calderbank. A recipe is in the same handwriting as the annotation on the wrapper.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1824
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/904
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date3 March 1781
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from James Collier concerning the case of Mrs Moubray, who has a swollen leg and menstrual obstruction, and has been suffering from hot flutings. No external mark of postage, but it bears an instruction to be sent 'by the Glasgow fly'. From location, the patient is almost certainly the wife of Henry Moubray of Calderbank. A recipe is in the same handwriting as the annotation on the wrapper.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1316]
Case of Mrs Moubray who has a drowsiness and flushings.
1


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:3710]AuthorDr James Collier
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5501]PatientMrs Christian Moubray (of Calderbank)
[PERS ID:3710]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr James Collier
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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

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Dear Doctor


I am sorry to inform you that I think Mrs Moubray
has been rather worse for these two Days, on Thursday being
the Day after I saw you, she was oppressed with a
Sense of Drowsiness
, accompanied with frequent flushings
↑of
heat↑ over her face and Body. The drowsiness has now left her
but the flushings has continued more or less since
that time. Her nights also have not been so good
being oppressed with a degree of moaning, and talking
in her sleep
, though not to a great degree. About this
time her menstrual flux should have seized her, and
to the obstruction of it, I in some respect impute the
above Complaints. She has been complaining a little
this day of slight stitches in her left side, though
her Issue runs very freely –– Her Cough and Pulse
are much the same as when I saw you, not any
Better. Her appetite has been rather worse these



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two Days –– her Belly is regular enough. She continues
to take her medicines the same as formerly. She is com¬
plaining a little the Day of a slight pain in the
bottom of the thigh
of the leg that is most swelled


I will esteem it a particular favour if you will
write to me the first opportunity, what are your
real sentiments with respect to Mrs. Moubray and
if you think any thing else is requisite, than the
plan she is at present on

I am Dear Doctor
your very much obliged & obedient servant
James Collier
MidCalder March 3d
1781



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By the Glasgow fly


Doctor Cullen
Mint Court
Edinburgh

Take a ½ drachm of Asafœtida and 4 ounces of Pennyroyal Water. Dissolve, and to the strainings add: 2 ounces of Rosewater, a ½ ounce of Distilled Vinegar, an ounce of Simple Syrup and a drachm of Composite Castor Tincture. Mix. Label: Aperient Mixture a table spoon full several times a Day ––


Mr Collier C
Mrs Moubray ––
March 3. 1781.
a Recipe on the back of this

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Dear Doctor


I am sorry to inform you that I think Mrs Moubray
has been rather worse for these two Days, on Thursday being
the Day after I saw you, she was oppressed with a
Sense of Drowsiness
, accompanied with frequent flushings
↑of
heat↑ over her face and Body. The drowsiness has now left her
but the flushings has continued more or less since
that time. Her nights also have not been so good
being oppressed with a degree of moaning, and talking
in her sleep
, though not to a great degree. About this
time her menstrual flux should have seized her, and
to the obstruction of it, I in some respect impute the
above Complaints. She has been complaining a little
this day of slight stitches in her left side, though
her Issue runs very freely –– Her Cough and Pulse
are much the same as when I saw you, not any
Better. Her appetite has been rather worse these



[Page 2]

two Days –– her Belly is regular enough. She continues
to take her medicines the same as formerly. She is com¬
plaining a little the Day of a slight pain in the
bottom of the thigh
of the leg that is most swelled


I will esteem it a particular favour if you will
write to me the first opportunity, what are your
real sentiments with respect to Mrs. Moubray and
if you think any thing else is requisite, than the
plan she is at present on

I am Dear Doctor
your very much obliged & obdt. servt.
James Collier
MidCalder March 3d
1781



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By the Glasgow fly


Doctor Cullen
Mint Court
Edinr.


Asæ fœtid. ʒſs
Aq puleg. ℥jv
Solve et colaturæ adde
Aq. rosar. ℥ij
Acet. distillat. ℥ſs
Syr. simpl. ℥j
Tinct. castor. comp. ʒj
ℳ. S. Aperient Mixture
a table sp. f. several
times a Day ––


Mr Collier C
Mrs Moubray ––
March 3. 1781.
a ℞ on the back of this

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