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

 

[ID:2161] From: Dr Alexander Hunter / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr William Huddleton Williamson (Patient) / 23 February 1782 / (Incoming)

Letter from A. Hunter concerning the case of Mr Williamson, the son of Sir Hedworth Williamson of Durham. As he lives in the neighbourhood of Durham, Sir Hedworth would prefer his son to be fixed at Wooler during the season of goat's whey. Hunter stresses the presence of a 'veneral taint'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 2161
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1235
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date23 February 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 A. Hunter concerning the case of Mr Williamson, the son of Sir Hedworth Williamson of Durham. As he lives in the neighbourhood of Durham, Sir Hedworth would prefer his son to be fixed at Wooler during the season of goat's whey. Hunter stresses the presence of a 'veneral taint'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:2532]
Case of William Huddleton Williamson who has severe cough and is bringing up discoloured phlegm (Cullen is informed privately that Williamson may also have a 'venereal taint').
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:936]AuthorDr Alexander Hunter
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5212]PatientMr William Huddleton Williamson
[PERS ID:936]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Hunter
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1359]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendSir Hedworth Williamson (Sir Hedworth Williamson, Bt., of Whitburn)
[PERS ID:5213]OtherMr Gray

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing York North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Durham North-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Wooler North-East England Europe certain

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York February 23 1782
Dear Sir,


Having occasion to write to
my Relation Mr. Gray I take the
opportunity of his [Cover?] to acknow¬
ledge the favor of your ex¬
cellent letter. Mr. Williamson, as
far as in him lies, will obey your
directions. His Father, Sir Hedworth,
lives in the neighbourhood of
Durham & I beleive it would be more
agreeable to him to see his son
fixed at Wooler during the season
of Goats whey; but as you will
certainly see him about the be¬




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ginning of April, the plan of his future
Residence may then be settled
superadded, there seems a venereal
Taint
, but he will not allow it.


Now & then there are a few red
spots
upon the glans penis, but
they do not break the cuticle, as he
informs me. At present I do not
see any Venereal Ulcerations in
the Throat; but this is a subject
of great delicacy, being engaged
to marry a young Lady with the
consent of all parties. Independent




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of any supposition of this kind I
think that such a connection would
be highly imprudent at present.


I am Dear Sir,
your very affectionate & obedient
servant
A. Hunter



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Doctor Cullen
Physician
Edinburgh

Diplomatic Text

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York Feb. 23 1782
Dr. Sir,


Having occasion to write to
my Relation Mr. Gray I take the
opportunity of his [Cover?] to acknow¬
ledge the favor of yr. ex¬
cellent letter. Mr. Williamson, as
far as in him lies, will obey your
directions. His Father, Sir Hedworth,
lives in the neighbourhood of
Durham & I beleive it wd. be more
agreeable to him to see his son
fixed at Wooler during the season
of Goats whey; but as you will
certainly see him about the be¬




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ginning of April, the plan of his future
Residence may then be settled
superadded, there seems a venereal
Taint
, but he will not allow it.


Now & then there are a few red
spots
upon the glans penis, but
they do not break the cuticle, as he
informs me. At present I do not
see any Venereal Ulcerations in
the Throat; but this is a subject
of great delicacy, being engaged
to marry a young Lady with the
consent of all parties. Independent




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of any supposition of this kind I
think that such a connection wd.
be highly imprudent at present.


I am Dear Sir,
your very affect. & obedt.
servt.
A. Hunter



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Doctor Cullen
Physician
Edinr.

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