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

 

[ID:2027] From: Mr John McKie (Junior) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mrs McKie (Patient), Mr John McKie (Junior) (Patient) / 13 July 1781 / (Incoming)

Letter from John McKie, concerning the case of his wife and also asking for advice on his own case.

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FieldData
DOC ID 2027
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1104
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date13 July 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 John McKie, concerning the case of his wife and also asking for advice on his own case.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:792]
Case of John McKie [Mackie], Junior who undertakes cold bathing to treat a sore stomach and giddiness, but his abdominal troubles recur.
13
[Case ID:793]
Case of Mrs McKie, who in 1781 has had a miscarriage. Correspondence resumes in January 1785 over her cold and cough.
13


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:114]AuthorMr John McKie (Junior)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:113]PatientMrs McKie
[PERS ID:114]PatientMr John McKie (Junior)
[PERS ID:114]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr John McKie (Junior)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2630]OtherMr Naismith

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing 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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Dear Sir


I was duly favoured with yours of the
20th. ultimo, but being from home ever since untill
a few days ago, have not had an opportunity of
writing you an answer before I had it my
power to apply any of the remedies prescribed
for Mrs. McKie, such symptoms has appear'd
as leads me to believe she is with Child
& in this case it may neither be proper or
safe to apply them, she has now been
obstructed for these two last times of her
menses, & besides has every other symptom that
generally attends pregnancy, attended with
a most obstinate Costiveness, so that degree
that she is often a whole week without
have any passage. The other discharge tho
not altogether gone is considerably lessened -




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Will you be so good as advise how to act -
I would not say a word respecting myself.
Altho I am upon the whole pretty well
yet I have within these few weeks been much
troubled with frequent returns of the bleeding
at the
Anus with being able to account
for the cause, & sometimes to such a degree
as to alarm me, it is attended with no pain
in the parts, at these times I find any Bowells
much disordered & a kind of weakness in the
whole frame, the only way I can get the bleeding
stoped is by lying in on one side & pushing
up the protruded part of the Anus, - say is
there any thing that can be done to strengthen
the parts -- I am sorry I was not in way when
Mr. Naismith left this place, but shall by
the first safe hand remit You for your advice
in mean time shall be glad to hear from you


I am
Dear Sir Your humble Servant
John McKie Jr.

Stranraer 13th. July 1781



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Doctor William Cullen
Edinburgh


M.rs Mackie
July 1781
V. XIII p.99

Diplomatic Text

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Dear Sir


I was duly favoured with yours of the
20th. Ulto., but being from home ever since untill
a few days ago, have not had an oppty. of
writing you an answer before I had it my
power to apply any of the remedies prescribed
for Mrs. McKie, such symptoms has appear'd
as leads me to believe she is with Child
& in this case it may neither be proper or
safe to apply them, she has now been
obstructed for these two last times of her
menses, & besides has every other symptom that
generally attends pregnancy, attended with
a most obstinate Costiveness, so that degree
that she is often a whole week without
have any passage. The other discharge tho
not altogether gone is considerably lessened -




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Will you be so good as advise how to act -
I would not say a word respecting myself.
Altho I am upon the whole pretty well
yet I have within these few weeks been much
troubled with frequent returns of the bleeding
at the
Anus with being able to account
for the cause, & sometimes to such a degree
as to alarm me, it is attended with no pain
in the parts, at these times I find any Bowells
much disordered & a kind of weakness in the
whole frame, the only way I can get the bleeding
stoped is by lying in on one side & pushing
up the protruded part of the Anus, - say is
there any thing that can be done to strengthen
the parts -- I am sorry I was not in way when
Mr. Naismith left this place, but shall by
the first safe hand remit You for your advice
in mean time shall be glad to hear from you


I am
Dr Sir Your hum Servt.
John McKie Jr.

Stranr. 13th. July 1781



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Doctor William Cullen
Edinburgh


M.rs Mackie
July 1781
V. XIII p.99

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