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

 

[ID:2084] From: Mr John McKie (Junior) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mrs McKie (Patient), Mr John McKie (Junior) (Patient) / 1 November 1781 / (Incoming)

Letter from John McKie, concerning his own case and the case of Mrs McKie.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2084
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1160
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date1 November 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 his own case and the case of Mrs McKie.
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:114]PatientMr John McKie (Junior)
[PERS ID:113]PatientMrs McKie
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2665]OtherMr John Carnochan

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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

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Dear Sir


I am now to inform you that the oint¬
ment you prescribed for me had the wished
for effect I had no return of the bleeding
untill (very lately & then it was brought
on by my taking a long Journey upon
horseback, it is now by the application
of the ointment going off again, & I shall
take care how I transgress in future -
I am sorry to inform you that M.rs McKie
miscarried about the middle of her fifth
month without our being able to account
for it any way than from her old complaints
& I imagine in some measure owing to
that excessive degree of costiveness which
attended her during the whole of her
pregnancy & which could not be removed
by any medince that could be given



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her with safety every since her misfortune she
is far from being well, complains much of
pains in her belly, at times, is still costive
she thinks her present complaints in a great
measure owing to the circumstances of her
miscarriage either at the time or after ward
being attended with little or no flooding &
because her menses have never yet returned
altho it is now near two months since
it happened, the other discharge is much the
same as formerly advised, we have not yet
tried your prescription, Say may we now,
do it with safety, & if any any thing else
you can advise - Inclosed you'll please
receive two Guineas as a small accknowledge¬
ment for the very great trouble I have put
you to, I beg your pardon for not remitting
you sooner, but indeed the distresses in my
family prevented my attending to any business


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be so obliging as let me hear from you
as soon you can make it convenient.


I am Dear Sir
Your Obedient humble Servant

John McKie Junr.

Stranraer 1st. November
1781



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Doctor William Cullen
Edinburgh


favoured by Mr
Jno. Carnochan


£10 " : " :
6 " 15 " :
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3 " 5


10 " : " :
6 " 10
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3 " 10 "


Mr Mackie Junr.
Stranrawrer. ---
November 1781
V XIII. p206

Diplomatic Text

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Dear Sir


I am now to inform you that the oint¬
ment you prescribed for me had the wished
for effect I had no return of the bleeding
untill (very lately & then it was brought
on by my taking a long Journey upon
horseback, it is now by the application
of the ointment going off again, & I shall
take care how I transgress in future -
I am sorry to inform you that M.rs McKie
miscarried about the middle of her fifth
month without our being able to account
for it any way than from her old complaints
& I imagine in some measure owing to
that excessive degree of costiveness which
attended her during the whole of her
pregnancy & which could not be removed
by any medince that could be given



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her with safety every since her misfortune she
is far from being well, complains much of
pains in her belly, at times, is still costive
she thinks her present complaints in a great
measure owing to the circumstances of her
miscarriage either at the time or after ward
being attended with little or no flooding &
because her menses have never yet returned
altho it is now near two months since
it happened, the other discharge is much the
same as formerly advised, we have not yet
tried your prescription, Say may we now,
do it with safety, & if any any thing else
you can advise - Inclosed you'll please
receive two Guineas as a small accknowledge¬
ment for the very great trouble I have put
you to, I beg your pardon for not remitting
you sooner, but indeed the distresses in my
family prevented my attending to any business


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be so obliging as let me hear from you
as soon you can make it convenient.


I am Dear Sir
Your Obt hume Sert.

John McKie Junr.

Stranraer 1st. Novr.
1781



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Doctor William Cullen
Edinburgh


favdd. by Mr
Jno. Carnochan


£10 " : " :
6 " 15 " :
------------
3 " 5


10 " : " :
6 " 10
----------
3 " 10 "


Mr Mackie Junr.
Stranrawrer. ---
Novr 1781
V XIII. p206

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