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[ID:1998] From: Mr Richard Lambert / To: Mr William Ingham / Regarding: Miss Mary Peareth (Pearith, Peariths) (Patient), Miss Barbara Peareth (Pearith) (Patient) / 1 April 1781 / (Incoming)

Letter from Richard Lambert to William Ingham, concerning the case of Miss Mary Peareth and reporting that Miss Barbara Peareth is 'wonderfully well'. This was originally enclosed with document 1997.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1998
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1075b
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date1 April 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 Richard Lambert to William Ingham, concerning the case of Miss Mary Peareth and reporting that Miss Barbara Peareth is 'wonderfully well'. This was originally enclosed with document 1997.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:81]AuthorMr Richard Lambert
[PERS ID:82]AddresseeMr William Ingham
[PERS ID:662]PatientMiss Barbara Peareth (Pearith)
[PERS ID:80]PatientMiss Mary Peareth (Pearith, Peariths)
[PERS ID:81]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Richard Lambert
[PERS ID:82]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr William Ingham
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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 Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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NewCastle April 1st. 1781

Sir,


I am sorry that it is not in my power
to give You so ↑good↑ an account of Our Patient Miss
Mary Peareth, as I hoped by this time to have
Done -- She has regularly pursued every
Method, prescribed for Her advantage with a
strict perseverance and great attention both
as to Medicine and Diet, but it grieves me
to ↑see↑ a very good Young Lady still afflicted with
a Malady so extremely obstinate --- She has
taken the disguised Pulv. E. Cicuta, with the
Doses encreased so as to impress Her habit --
without experiencing that relief, which might
have been reasonably expected from its long use -


--- At present Her Symptoms are in some
measure Changed --- She supposes the Pain
removed to the other side, ---- is never 12 Hours



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together free from it ---- in General is Costive
but the Slightest Aperient medicine operates
with Violent uneasiness --- Cannot suffer
the usual Quantity of Urine to be collected, which
She passes with great pain
---- Before She
consulted you at Edinburgh, I had sounded Her
but was not sensible of any appearance of Stone.


---- She has now little or no Shiverings, nor
the former appearances of Small Abscess suppura¬
ting
and breaking, but Her Urine constantly
deposites a small Quantity of Purulent sediment


--- In short I hardly know how to form a
real, substantial Opinion of Her present situation


--- Appearances are undoubtely a little
different, but I am fearfull the Original funda¬
mental Cause still exists and how to reach it is
the Difficulty ----- I have spoken ↑lately↑ of commencing
The Mercurial Course, You recommended, as the



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Season is now pretty far advanced, which I shall
do if agreable to Your Ideas ---- If any thing
otherwise should be thought necessary, shall be
glad to receive Your directions and am Sir


Your Most humble Servant

Richd: Lambert


P.S. Miss Barbara is wonderfully well
The Family desire Your acceptance of the enclosed
Draught upon London -- [Ye?] I cannot help some¬
times being apprehensive that Skirrosities exist
somewhere at the Neck of Miss Mary's Bladder or
thereabouts? ---


--- Dr: Cullen ---




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Mr: Lambert
Concerning Miss Peariths
April 1781

Diplomatic Text

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NCastle Apl. 1st. 1781

Sir,


I am sorry that it is not in my power
to give You so ↑good↑ an account of Our Patient Miss
Mary Peareth, as I hoped by this time to have
Done -- She has regularly pursued every
Method, prescribed for Her advantage with a
strict perseverance and great attention both
as to Medicine and Diet, but it grieves me
to ↑see↑ a very good Young Lady still afflicted wth
a Malady so extremely obstinate --- She has
taken the disguised Pulv. E. Cicuta, with the
Doses encreased so as to impress Her habit --
without experiencing that relief, which might
have been reasonably expected from its long use -


--- At present Her Symptoms are in some
measure Changed --- She supposes the Pain
removed to the other side, ---- is never 12 Hours



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together free from it ---- in General is Costive
but the Slightest Aperient medicine operates
with Violent uneasiness --- Cannot suffer
the usual Quantity of Urine to be collected, wch
She passes with great pain
---- Before She
consulted you at Edingh., I had sounded Her
but was not sensible of any appearance of Stone.


---- She has now little or no Shiverings, nor
the former appearances of Small Abscess suppura¬
ting
and breaking, but Her Urine constantly
deposites a small Quantity of Purulent sediment


--- In short I hardly know how to form a
real, substantial Opinion of Her present situation


--- Appearances are undoubtely a little
different, but I am fearfull the Original funda¬
mental Cause still exists and how to reach it is
the Difficulty ----- I have spoken ↑lately↑ of commencing
The Mercurial Course, You recommended, as the



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Season is now pretty far advanced, which I shall
do if agreable to Your Ideas ---- If any thing
otherwise should be thought necessary, shall be
glad to receive Your directions and am Sir


Yr: Most hble Serv:t

Richd: Lambert


P.S. Miss Barbara is wonderfully well
The Family desire Your acceptance of the enclosed
Draught upon London -- [Ye?] I cannot help some¬
times being apprehensive that Skirrosities exist
somewhere at the Neck of Miss Mary's Bladder or
thereabouts? ---


--- Dr: Cullen ---




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Mr: Lambert
C Miss Peariths
April 1781

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