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

 

[ID:2131] From: Mr William Ingham / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Mary Peareth (Pearith, Peariths) (Patient), Miss Furie (Furye) (Patient), Mrs Stevenson (Stephenson) (Patient) / 13 January 1782 / (Incoming)

Letter from William Ingham concerning the case of Miss Mary Pearith, and reporting on the cases of Mrs Stevenson and Miss Fury [Furie?]

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FieldData
DOC ID 2131
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1206
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date13 January 1782
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 Ingham concerning the case of Miss Mary Pearith, and reporting on the cases of Mrs Stevenson and Miss Fury [Furie?]
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

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:691]
Case of Miss Furie (Furye) who has a weak chest and who is given general advice on sustaining her health over the winter. She first consulted Cullen about four years earlier (c. 1772), but no evidence traced.
5
[Case ID:1195]
Case of Mrs Stephenson (Stevenson) who has a sore throat, breathing and other chronic complaints.
6


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:82]AuthorMr William Ingham
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:189]PatientMiss Furie (Furye)
[PERS ID:3054]PatientMrs Stevenson (Stephenson)
[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 Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Bristol South-West England Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain

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Dear Sir,


Miss Mary Pearith with uncom¬
mon Resolution has attentively pursued every
Plan recommended in your last Letter to Mr:
Lambert /except the use of the Hot-Well at
Bristol/ and I am sorry to add without any
lasting Relief -- Upon the Commencement
of the alterative mercurial Course last May
we had great Reason to expect a perma¬
nent Change for the Better, as she was tolerab¬
ly easy for six Weeks; cou'd use Exercise
and felt /as she expresses it/ quite comfort¬
able; but this Ease was too soon succeeded
by great Uneasiness with few Intervals; and
for the last two (↑two↑) Months she has hardly been
six Hours easy - She described her Pain,
as usual, beginning with burning Heat in
her
Back & travelling round the Region
of the Bladder
before it in any Degree



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subsides - she can suffer very little Urine
to be collected and passes it painfully,
without any unnatural appearance in
the sediment; not is her Pulse, during
the sensation of Heat, at any time sensibly
quickened - When any Wind or Fæces
pass along the Rectum she makes
great Complaint, in short Motion of
every kind is dreadful ----


Oleum Ricini, Balsamus Copaivae Mercurial
Alteratives
Anodynes Milk & fari¬
naceous Diet have been diligently
tried agreeable to your Directions
without the desir'd Success, and we now
wish to know if you wou'd have her
endeavour to reach Bristol /tho' it
must be attended with great Difficulty,/
and the Plan you wou'd wish her to pur¬
sue when there or any other mode
that you recommend will be accept¬



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able both to the Family & your humble

Servant
Wm: Ingham
Newcastle January 13th: 1782


Mrs: Stevenson is much better
Miss Fury growing (↑becoming↑) very weak




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Dr: Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr Ingham
Concerning Miss Peareths
January 1782
V. XIII p. 259

Diplomatic Text

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Dear Sir,


Miss Mary Pearith with uncom¬
mon Resolution has attentively pursued every
Plan recommended in your last Letter to Mr:
Lambert /except the use of the Hot-Well at
Bristol/ and I am sorry to add without any
lasting Relief -- Upon the Commencement
of the alterative mercurial Course last May
we had great Reason to expect a perma¬
nent Change for the Better, as she was tolerab¬
ly easy for six Weeks; cou'd use Exercise
and felt /as she expresses it/ quite comfort¬
able; but this Ease was too soon succeeded
by great Uneasiness with few Intervals; and
for the last two (↑two↑) Months she has hardly been
six Hours easy - She described her Pain,
as usual, beginning with burning Heat in
her
Back & travelling round the Region
of the Bladder
before it in any Degree



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subsides - she can suffer very little Urine
to be collected and passes it painfully,
without any unnatural appearance in
the sediment; not is her Pulse, during
the sensation of Heat, at any time sensibly
quickened - When any Wind or Fæces
pass along the Rectum she makes
great Complaint, in short Motion of
every kind is dreadful ----


Ol: Ricini, Bals: Copaiv: Mercurial
Alteratives
Anodynes Milk & fari¬
naceous Diet have been diligently
tried agreeable to your Directions
without the desir'd Success, and we now
wish to know if you wou'd have her
endeavour to reach Bristol /tho' it
must be attended with great Difficulty,/
and the Plan you wou'd wish her to pur¬
sue when there or any other mode
that you recommend will be accept¬



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able both to the Family & your humble

Servant
Wm: Ingham
N. Castle Jany 13th: 1782


Mrs: Stevenson is much better
Miss Fury growing (↑becoming↑) very weak




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Dr: Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr Ingham
C Miss Peareths
Janry 1782
V. XIII p. 259

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