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

 

[ID:2168] From: Dr Peter Wright / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Matthie (Patient) / 4 March 1782 / (Incoming)

Letter from Peter Wright and William Whyte, concerning the case of Mr Matthie, a young man with a nephritic complaint.

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DOC ID 2168
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1241
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date4 March 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 Peter Wright and William Whyte, concerning the case of Mr Matthie, a young man with a nephritic complaint.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1480]
Case of Mr Matthie, a young man with a nephritic complaint who is too attached to the pursuit of pleasure to give Cullen's treatments time to take effect.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:2830]AuthorDr Peter Wright
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2831]PatientMr Matthie
[PERS ID:5513]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr William Whyte (White)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2830]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Peter Wright
[PERS ID:5513]Supplemental AuthorMr William Whyte (White)

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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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Mr. Matthie writer in this place aged about 22 years. of a
Slender delicate Constitution, was for Several years in the
earlie part of his life troubled with Nephritick and
Calculous Complaints & large pieces of gravel were
discharged. after which he enjoyed a tolerable state
of health till within these three weeks. when he was
seized with a fixed Acute pain about half way betwixt
the Os Ilium and region of the Right Kidney. Accompanied
with a degree of squeamishness at times and his pulse
a little quickned
. The Urine he passes is high Colourd
and deposites a very Considerable quantity of an
Ouzy purulent Sediment above one third and Sometimes
nigh half of the proportion of the whole he makes. at
the same time there does not appear the smallest Sand
or gravel
in the Urine.


He was for these 8 or 10 days by past been using the
Warm Bath at bedtime, has been taking pills of soap
Rhubarb & Dieuretic Salt. drinking freely of the Infusion
of the Wild Carrot Seed
and when at any time
in much pain. a Solution of Gum Arabic. with Laudanum
and the Wine Acidulated with Nitre according to the Urgency



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of the Symptoms.


He is at present in every respect easier. and
the quantity of the forementioned Sediment. diminishing
and his Urine becoming of a lighter & more Natural
Colour.


Peter Wright.
Will Whyte

Glasgow March 4th. 1782.

Diplomatic Text

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Mr. Matthie writer in this place aged about 22 years. of a
Slender delicate Constitution, was for Several years in the
earlie part of his life troubled with Nephritick and
Calculous Complaints & large pieces of gravel were
discharged. after which he enjoyed a tolerable state
of health till within these three weeks. when he was
seized wt a fixed Acute pain about half way betwixt
the Os Ilium and region of the Right Kidney. Accompanied
wt. a degree of squeamishness at times and his pulse
a little quickned
. The Urine he passes is high Colourd
and deposites a very Considerable quantity of an
Ouzy purulent Sediment above one third and Sometimes
nigh half of the proportion of the whole he makes. at
the same time there does not appear the smallest Sand
or gravel
in the Urine.


He was for these 8 or 10 days by past been using the
Warm Bath at bedtime, has been taking pills of soap
Rhubarb & Dieuretic Salt. drinking freely of the Infusion
of the Semen. Dauc: Sylvest:
and when at any time
in much pain. a Solution of Gum Arabic. wt. Laudanum
and the Acid. Nitr: Vinos. according to the Urgency



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of the Symptoms.


He is at present in every respect easier. and
the quantity of the forementioned Sediment. diminishing
and his Urine becoming of a lighter & more Natural
Colour.


Peter Wright.
Will Whyte

Glasgow March 4th. 1782.

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