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

 

[ID:1975] From: Mrs Jane Webster / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: [A matter not directly regarding a patient] / 30 January 1781 / (Incoming)

Letter from Jane Webster, concerning her own case.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1975
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1054
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date30 January 1781
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 Jane Webster, concerning her own case.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:12]
Case of Mrs Jane Webster at York who is trying to lose weight.
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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:476]AuthorMrs Jane Webster
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1026]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Thomas Withers
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing York North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred

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I am so much obliged
to you Sir for your very Clear &
Satisfactory Opinion Concerning my
Case which I received some time ago
I am very happy to find that you approve
of the plan I have adopted under the ↑advice &↑
directions of Dr Withers & I shall
continue persevering in it with great
steadyness. Dr Withers recommended
it strongly to me: often mentioned your
name when talking on the subject;
& indeed the reasons be gave appeard
so strong that I was convinced in my
own mind they were right; & more
especially as things seemd under [gods?]
asistance to answer very well. The
additional confirmation of your opinion



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Sir gives me the greatest satisfaction.
I shall follow your advice with much
pleasure, & always gratefully acknowledge
my obligations to you for the most judicious
candid, & accurate, observations which your
Letter contains.


I shall troble you no more at this time
except to give you a short detail of
my proceedings, since I received yours.
I continued the cold bathing till the
middle of October, when I got a slight
return of my Cough, after which I
desisted from bathing & have never ventured
upon it since. With regard to my
plan & regimen for reducing my Corp¬
ulency, I have adhered steadily to your
advice; tho experience only could direct



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me properly I found that in two months
I had lost several pounds, & when
the cold weather set in, & I could not
take Exercise so much, I then gaind
severall pounds again: till I weighd 16
stones, the same as when I wrote to
you last September Within these last
six weeks I followed rather a more rigid
Plan, I diminishd the Quantity of food
at dinner, at least one quarter & I left
off suppers intirely since which time
I have lost 5 pounds in weight. I
intend to continue in the plan I am
in, if it meets with your approbation
for as I cannot use much exercise at
this season of the year, it appears
to me to be right to diminish the


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Quantity of my food, according to your
directions. Thus Sir I have complyd
with your desire in informing you of
my full satisfaction in your letter
& reliance on your oppinion.


I am sir
your much obliged
Humble servant
Jane Webster
York January the 30th 1781

Mrs Jane Webster
Janry 1781
XI. p. 155. ✍

Diplomatic Text

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I am so much obligd
to you Sir for your very Clear &
Satisfactory Opinion Concerning my
Case which I recd some time ago
I am very happy to find that you approve
of the plan I have adopted under the ↑advice &↑
directions of Dr Withers & I shall
continue persevering in it with great
steadyness. Dr Withers recommended
it strongly to me: often mentioned your
name when talking on the subject;
& indeed the reasons be gave appeard
so strong that I was convinced in my
own mind they were right; & more
especially as things seemd under [gods?]
asistance to answer very well. The
additional confirmation of your opinion



[Page 2]

Sir gives me the greatest satisfaction.
I shall follow your advice with much
pleasure, & always gratefully acknowledge
my obligations to you for the most judicious
candid, & accurate, observations which your
Letter contains.


I shall troble you no more at this time
except to give you a short detail of
my proceedings, since I recd yours.
I continued the cold bathing till the
middle of October, when I got a slight
return of my Cough, after which I
desisted from bathing & have never ventured
upon it since. With regard to my
plan & regimen for reducing my Corp¬
ulency, I have adhered steadily to your
advice; tho experience only could direct



[Page 3]

me properly I found that in two months
I had lost several pounds, & when
the cold weather set in, & I could not
take Exercise so much, I then gaind
severall pounds again: till I weighd 16
stones, the same as when I wrote to
you last Septbr. Within these last
six weeks I followed rather a more rigid
Plan, I diminishd the Quantity of food
at dinner, at least one quarter & I left
off suppers intirely since which time
I have lost 5 pounds in weight. I
intend to continue in the plan I am
in, if it meets with your approbation
for as I cannot use much exercise at
this season of the year, it appears
to me to be right to diminish the


[Page 2]

Quantity of my food, according to your
directions. Thus Sir I have complyd
with your desire in informing you of
my full satisfaction in your letter
& reliance on your oppinion.


I am sir
your much obligd
Hbl servant
Jane Webster
York Jan ye 30th 1781

Mrs Jane Webster
Janry 1781
XI. p. 155. ✍

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