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

 

[ID:1871] From: Mr James Balmain / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Elizabeth Charlotte? Balmain (Patient) / 21 June 1780 / (Incoming)

Letter from J[ames] Balmain, writing from Moffat, concerning the case of his eldest daughter, Miss Balmain, with whom he is travelling. He is concerned by the swelling of her feet and ankles, which he suspects may be because she is too weak to walk. A handstamp is present but illegible.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1871
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/950
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date21 June 1780
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 J[ames] Balmain, writing from Moffat, concerning the case of his eldest daughter, Miss Balmain, with whom he is travelling. He is concerned by the swelling of her feet and ankles, which he suspects may be because she is too weak to walk. A handstamp is present but illegible.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1031]
Case of Miss Balmain who has long been delicate and is advised to travel to Galloway via Moffat (see earlier consultation as Case 802).
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:882]AuthorMr James Balmain
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:881]PatientMiss Elizabeth Charlotte? Balmain
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:882]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr James Balmain

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Place of Writing Moffat Borders Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Balmaghie Borders Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Carlingwork (Carlingwark / Carlinwark) Borders Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Carlingwork (Carlingwark / Carlinwark) Borders Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Carlingwork (Carlinwark) Borders Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Carlingwork (Carlinwark) Borders Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Moffat 21st. June
1780
Dear Sir


We have got so far, I wish I cou'd
say well, perhaps I ought to think so, as
things are not worse – your young patient
is much in {illeg} in the same way as
when she left Town. We have come about
16 or 18 Miles in the day, not without fatigue,
but her appitite is somewhat better and she
has sup'd better – One symptom has appeard,
which obliges me to give you the trouble
of this – a swelling in her Feet, and ancles,
to no great Degree, and possibly owing to
her weakness
, which prevents her taking
any sort of exercise by walking
, yet it
alarms me, and makes me anxious to
know your opinion, and whither any thing
particular is necessary to be done in
order to remove it – Be so good as direct
for me at Balmaghie by Carlingwork
and believe me with sincere regard

Dear Sir
your most Obedient & Obliged
humble Servant
J Balmain



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Doctor Cullen
Physician
Edinburgh


Mr Balmain
His Daughter
June. 1780.
V. XI. p. 9

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[Page 1]
Moffat 21st. June
1780
Dear Sir


We have got so far, I wish I cou'd
say well, perhaps I ought to think so, as
things are not worse – your young patient
is much in {illeg} in the same way as
when she left Town. We have come about
16 or 18 Miles in the day, not without fatigue,
but her appitite is somewhat better and she
has sup'd better – One symptom has appeard,
which obliges me to give you the trouble
of this – a swelling in her Feet, and ancles,
to no great Degree, and possibly owing to
her weakness
, which prevents her taking
any sort of exercise by walking
, yet it
alarms me, and makes me anxious to
know your opinion, and whither any thing
particular is necessary to be done in
order to remove it – Be so good as direct
for me at Balmaghie by Carlingwork
and believe me with sincere regard

Dear Sir
your most Obedt. & Obliged
humble Servt
J Balmain



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Doctor Cullen
Physician
Edinburgh


Mr Balmain
His Daughter
June. 1780.
V. XI. p. 9

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