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

 

[ID:1894] From: Dr George Hamilton / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Isabella? Agnew (of Lochnaw) (Patient) / 6 August 1780 / (Incoming)

Letter from George Hamilton concerning the case of Miss Agnew at Lochnaw Castle, whose condition seems to have improved after recovering from the fatigue of her journey. He describes her diet. She goes riding every day with her father and brother, but he does not think her maid is very attentive.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1894
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/974
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date6 August 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 George Hamilton concerning the case of Miss Agnew at Lochnaw Castle, whose condition seems to have improved after recovering from the fatigue of her journey. He describes her diet. She goes riding every day with her father and brother, but he does not think her maid is very attentive.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:888]
Case of Miss Agnew (of Lochnaw), who is advised on regimen over several years; by 1780 she is weak and has a cough (Cullen's mention of the fate of her siblings implies he suspects consumption).
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[PERS ID:258]AuthorDr George Hamilton
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:791]PatientMiss Isabella? Agnew (of Lochnaw)
[PERS ID:258]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr George Hamilton
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:688]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendSir Stair Agnew (of Lochnaw, 6th Baronet (from 1771))
[PERS ID:3040]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Andrew Agnew
[PERS ID:3039]OtherMiss

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Place of Writing Lochnaw Castle Stranraer Borders Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Stranraer Borders Scotland Europe certain

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Sir


Last Wednesday Miss Agnew
arrived here a Good dale fatigued with the journey
after a night and days rest recruited both vigor
and spirits surpraisingly getting strengeth and a
good appetite rests well att night her Cough
troubles ↑her↑ very little throw the day and less in the
night
, free from pain but what the Issue in her
side
gives her she wishes much to have it drayed
up shall not be done without your particular
order ––


A meare was got she now Drinks about
two Gills every morning at six; it agrees verey well
with her. Eats her breakfast between nine and ten
Drinks Cocoa tea two moderate dishes one half of
it milk with toasted bread and Curran Glelly ––
About eleven rides out in the Chaise for two or
three hours returns with a Good appetite, has been
Indulged with the leg of a Chicken for these two days
past some turnips potatoes pease &c Greens of all
kinds, she Drinks nothing but toast and water or
or new made whay –– her tea in the evening the
same quantity of Cocoa with bread and Gelly ––



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her supper bread and milk rice &c last night
did not sleep so well
oing to no Complaint but
the heat of the weather –––– The medicines
brought with her takes them regularly they will
last for a week or longer I flatter my self if she
continues no more will be wanted – Sir Stair is
most attentive her brother rides on horseback with
them every day –– So far as I can learn from her
maid she is regular in her belly &c not a Com¬
plaint but the Issue in
her Side. Sir Stair offers
most Respectfull Compliments as I do and I am

Sir
your most obedient Humble
servant
George Hamilton


P:S what I see and told by Sir Stair the
maid that came with Miss Agnew dos not
pay the attention requisite.––––

Lochnaw Castle
Agust 6th 1780



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William Cullen Esqr
Professor of Medicine
Edinburgh


Miss Agnew
August. 1780.
XI. p. 52.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Sir


Last Wednesday Miss Agnew
arrived here a Good dale fatigued with the journey
after a night and days rest recruited both vigor
and spirits surpraisingly getting strengeth and a
good appetite rests well att night her Cough
troubles ↑her↑ very little throw the day and less in the
night
, free from pain but what the Issue in her
side
gives her she wishes much to have it drayed
up shall not be done without your particular
order ––


A meare was got she now Drinks about
two Gills every morning at six; it agrees verey well
with her. Eats her breakfast between nine and ten
Drinks Cocoa tea two moderate dishes one half of
it milk with toasted bread and Curran Glelly ––
About eleven rides out in the Chaise for two or
three hours returns with a Good appetite, has been
Indulged with the leg of a Chicken for these two days
past some turnips potatoes pease &c Greens of all
kinds, she Drinks nothing but toast and water or
or new made whay –– her tea in the evening the
same quantity of Cocoa with bread and Gelly ––



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her supper bread and milk rice &c last night
did not sleep so well
oing to no Complaint but
the heat of the weather –––– The medicines
brought with her takes them regularly they will
last for a week or longer I flatter my self if she
continues no more will be wanted – Sir Stair is
most attentive her broyr rides on horseback with
them every day –– So far as I can learn from her
maid she is regular in her belly &c not a Com¬
plaint but the Issue in
her Side. Sir Stair offers
most Respectfull Complts as I do and I am

Sir
your most obdt Hble
servt
George Hamilton


P:S what I see and told by Sir Stair the
maid that came with Miss Agnew dos not
pay the attention requisite.––––

Lochnaw Castle
Agust 6th 1780



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William Cullen Esqr
Professor of Medicine
Edinburgh


Miss Agnew
August. 1780.
XI. p. 52.

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