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

 

[ID:2091] From: Mr William Duguid / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr William Duguid (Patient) / 10 November 1781 / (Incoming)

Letter from William Duguid, concerning his own case, and talking further about the advice he has had from Marshall and Stenhouse. Letter possibly hand-delivered by a Mr Ferguson, whose name is mentioned on the cover. Someone has written a sum on the cover (not transcribed).

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2091
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1167
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date10 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 William Duguid, concerning his own case, and talking further about the advice he has had from Marshall and Stenhouse. Letter possibly hand-delivered by a Mr Ferguson, whose name is mentioned on the cover. Someone has written a sum on the cover (not transcribed).
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1326]
Case of William Duguid who has had extensive treatments for a venereal infection (named in one letter as syphilis) but whose current disorders are attributed to a nervous weakness of his lower spine. He later develops a bony 'excrescence' on his shin.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:78]AuthorMr William Duguid
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:78]PatientMr William Duguid
[PERS ID:2701]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Stenhouse
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1829]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Robert Marshall
[PERS ID:3741]OtherMr Ferguson

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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[Page 1]
Doctor William Cullen
Dear Sir


I wrote you this day se'en
night advising that my Sores were larger
& more painfull
than when I had the
pleasure of seeing you at Edinburgh. ––


Dr Marshall & Mr Stenhouse have been
with me several times since –– I left off
the liquid prescribed that day, & have
since used the red precipitate and am
much easier since. The Sore on the thigh
is intirely heald up, those on the penis
are not, but still run considerably, especialy
the lower one
, the two upper have been
since Monday last in one: The precipitate
smarted them a good deal but are tolerably
easy, they matter but little and believe
they are healing. Doctor Marshall thinks
so also ––––




[Page 2]


He is so much indisposed at present
he cannot write you but disired I would


My Eyes are well, from want of
Exercise I am getting flesh but I cannot
say my Nerves are firmer than when
I was in Edinburgh –– My head-aches tho'
pretty frequent are not very uneasy


I have given over using warm milk
in the morning, but use (↑eat↑) a good deal of
fruit & other Vegetables ––––


My unlimited Confidence in
your Skill makes me desireous of the
pleasure of a line from you ––

With the utmost respect – I am
Dear Sir
Your very humble Servant
William Duguid
Glasgow 10th. November
1781 ––



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Doctor Wm. Cullen
Physician
favour'd by
Mr. Ferguson Edinburgh 1

✍ Mr Duguid
November 1781

Notes:

1: This may imply that Duguid is making use of Ferguson's privilege to have free postage (known as "a frank"), but it is more likely that that Ferguson was hand delivering the letter to Cullen in Edinburgh. A possibly unrelated calculation scribbled on this address page has not been transcribed.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Doctor William Cullen
Dear Sir


I wrote you this day se'en
night advising that my Sores were larger
& more painfull
than when I had the
pleasure of seeing you at Edinr.. ––


Dr Marshall & Mr Stenhouse have been
with me several times since –– I left off
the liquid prescribed that day, & have
since used the red precipitate and am
much easier since. The Sore on the thigh
is intirely heald up, those on the penis
are not, but still run considerably, especialy
the lower one
, the two upper have been
since Monday last in one: The precipitate
smarted them a good deal but are tolerably
easy, they matter but little and believe
they are healing. Doctor Marshall thinks
so also ––––




[Page 2]


He is so much indisposed at present
he cannot write you but disired I would


My Eyes are well, from want of
Exercise I am getting flesh but I cannot
say my Nerves are firmer than when
I was in Edinr. –– My head-aches tho'
pretty frequent are not very uneasy


I have given over using warm milk
in the morning, but use (↑eat↑) a good deal of
fruit & other Vegetables ––––


My unlimited Confidence in
your Skill makes me desireous of the
pleasure of a line from you ––

With the utmost respect – I am
Dear Sir
Your very h'ble Servt
William Duguid
Glasgow 10th. Novemr
1781 ––



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Doctor Wm. Cullen
Physician
favour'd by
Mr. Ferguson Edinr. 1

✍ Mr Duguid
Novr 1781

Notes:

1: This may imply that Duguid is making use of Ferguson's privilege to have free postage (known as "a frank"), but it is more likely that that Ferguson was hand delivering the letter to Cullen in Edinburgh. A possibly unrelated calculation scribbled on this address page has not been transcribed.

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