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

 

[ID:1927] From: Mr William Ingham / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Mary Peareth (Pearith, Peariths) (Patient), Miss Mary Clutterbuck (Patient), Miss Barbara Peareth (Pearith) (Patient), Miss Harrison (Patient), Miss Elizabeth Harrison (Patient), Miss Henrietta Peareth (Patient) / 12 October 1780 / (Incoming)

Letter from William Ingham discussing the cases of Miss Clutterbuck, Misses Mary, Barbara and H. Peareth, and the Misses Harrison.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1927
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1006
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date12 October 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 William Ingham discussing the cases of Miss Clutterbuck, Misses Mary, Barbara and H. Peareth, and the Misses Harrison.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:52]
Case of Miss Mary Peareth who has a painful bladder condition.
25
[Case ID:53]
Case of Miss Barbara Peareth who is thought to have an internal abdominal tumour.
13
[Case ID:54]
Case of Miss H. Peareth whose bowel disorder proves to be worms.
5
[Case ID:55]
Case of Miss Harrison who is scorbutic.
5
[Case ID:193]
Case of Miss Mary Clutterbuck whose cough and other breathing problems are diagnosed as signs of 'hysteria'.
6
[Case ID:2084]
Case of Miss Elizabeth Harrison who is delicate with 'weak nerves'.
2


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:82]AuthorMr William Ingham
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:696]PatientMiss Harrison
[PERS ID:778]PatientMiss Elizabeth Harrison
[PERS ID:1412]PatientMiss Henrietta Peareth
[PERS ID:80]PatientMiss Mary Peareth (Pearith, Peariths)
[PERS ID:83]PatientMiss Mary Clutterbuck
[PERS ID:662]PatientMiss Barbara Peareth (Pearith)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:82]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr William Ingham

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain

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Sir,


I have now, {illeg} to give you an Account
of the Patients that have consulted you,
and shall begin with Miss Mary Clut¬
terbuck, who excepting the Want of Men¬
strua
, continued in every other Respect to
improve in Health and attentively pursued
you Directions from the time you saw her
'till the 25 of last Month, when she was
siez'd with the spasmodic affection as
usual, upon which I gave her a Dose of
æther and order'd a Glyster with Laudanum
to be injected, but waiting on there with¬
out finding her in the least reliev'd I was
at last compell'd to bleed her very large¬
ly
before the spasm in the least abated,
and these large Bleedings have been so often
and so necessarily repeated on account of vio¬
lent Cramps in her
Head, Chest & side,
that she is now scarce able to sit up for
an Hour, notwithstanding she has been free



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from any attack for these three last
Days --- The tonic Pills cou'd
never be taken in a larger Dose than
one for when two were given they occa¬
sion'd violent Vomitings; and the last
Dose or two of strengthening Powders ir¬
ritated her
Bowels very much --


Miss M. Pearith began in July with the
Uva Ursi and in a Fortnight was free from
every Uneasiness in her Bladder, but began to
complain of confus'd sight and Pain in
her Head, which continued /notwithstanding
the Omission of the Medicine/ till the 20 of
September when the Discharge from her Bladder
return'd and now she labours under frequent
& painful Collections which she describes
as situated very near the Neck of the
Bladder
--


Miss B. Pearith is much better by the
Cicuta & will of course continue it --




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Miss H. Pearith's ailment in her Bowels
has prov'd Worms, having pass'd a
large Quantity of ascarides
--


Miss Harrisons are much better &
almost free from Complaint --


Any further Directions that you
may judge necessary from this ac¬
count will be very acceptable &


I [re]main your obedient humble Servant

NewCastle October 12: 1780


P.S If, from Hurry of Business, I have omitt¬
ed any Particular that you wou'd wish to
know, the Honour of a Line from you by
Return of Post shall immediately re¬
move the Deficiency.




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Dr: Cullen
Edinburgh


M.r Ingham Concerning
Miss Clutterbuck &
Miss Peariths &c.
October 1780
№. XI p.96 --

Diplomatic Text

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Sir,


I have now, {illeg} to give you an Account
of the Patients that have consulted you,
and shall begin with Miss Mary Clut¬
terbuck, who excepting the Want of Men¬
strua
, continued in every other Respect to
improve in Health and attentively pursued
you Directions from the time you saw her
'till the 25 of last Month, when she was
siez'd with the spasmodic affection as
usual, upon which I gave her a Dose of
æther and order'd a Glyster with Laudanum
to be injected, but waiting on there with¬
out finding her in the least reliev'd I was
at last compell'd to bleed her very large¬
ly
before the spasm in the least abated,
and these large Bleedings have been so often
and so necessarily repeated on account of vio¬
lent Cramps in her
Head, Chest & side,
that she is now scarce able to sit up for
an Hour, notwithstandg she has been free



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from any attack for these three last
Days --- The tonic Pills cou'd
never be taken in a larger Dose than
one for when two were given they occa¬
sion'd violent Vomitings; and the last
Dose or two of strengthening Powders ir¬
ritated her
Bowels very much --


Miss M. Pearith began in July with the
Uva Ursi and in a Fortnight was free from
every Uneasiness in her Bladder, but began to
complain of confus'd sight and Pain in
her Head, which continued /notwithstanding
the Omission of the Medicine/ till ye 20 of
Sbr: when the Discharge from her Bladder
return'd and now she labours under frequent
& painful Collections which she describes
as situated very near the Neck of the
Bladder
--


Miss B. Pearith is much better by the
Cicuta & will of course continue it --




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Miss H. Pearith's ailment in her Bowels
has prov'd Worms, having pass'd a
large Quantity of ascarides
--


Miss Harrisons are much better &
almost free from Complaint --


Any further Directions that you
may judge necessary from this ac¬
count will be very acceptable &


I [re]main your obedt: hble Servt

N.Castle Octobr. 12: 1780


P.S If, from Hurry of Business, I have omitt¬
ed any Particular that you wou'd wish to
know, the Honour of a Line from you by
Return of Post shall immediately re¬
move the Deficiency.




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Dr: Cullen
Edinburgh


M.r Ingham C
Miss Clutterbuck &
Miss Peariths &c.
Octr 1780
№. XI p.96 --

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