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[ID:2183] Case Note / Regarding: Lord Dalzell (Lord Dalziel Carnwath) (Patient) / March 1782 / (Incoming)

Unsigned case note describing the case of Lord Dalzell.

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FieldData
DOC ID 2183
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1256
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
DateMarch 1782
Annotation None
TypeUnattributed
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Unsigned case note describing the case of Lord Dalzell.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:746]
Case of Lord Dalzell who has a protracted illness which includes pains in abdomen.
5


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1052]PatientLord Dalzell (Lord Dalziel Carnwath)
[PERS ID:115]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Mentioned / Other Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain

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Lord Dalzells Case


Lord Dalzell was seiz'd with violent vomiting
about the 20.th Ocober last, by which his health
was much impaired, altho he walk'd about, but ----
much emaciated and an apparent stupor ----
with feebleness prevailed. Perspiration stopt and
the skin dried, attended with an excessive
thirst
- Dr Gilchrist in Dumfries ordered a ----
warm Bath and said he should have taken
his Bed sooner, which he did, with most of
the bad simptoms attending a fever, the ---
pulse high about a hundred for a long time
--- Roving incoherent and seemingly in much
danger - His Spirits and Breast being greatly
depressed all the time - was ordered by Dr.
Gilchrist to take tincture of Bark with Columbo
root
, the first relief however was from two ---
severe Blisters on the thighs, which so much



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abated the bad simptoms that soon after other ---
Blisters were applied to his Legs, which quite
removed the fever; and by continuation of
the Bark in substance and exercise he gradually
recovered to a pretty good state of health, --
having no more of the bilious vomiting
-- After the bad simptoms were removed --
and before the recovery, a most violent ---
pain with swelling of the feet, an appearance
of the rheumatic kind long continued,
not yielding much to any outward
applications or fomentations - About a
month ago he was again seized with a
violent diarhea, which reduced him much
and he still continues in a feeble state --
-- His legs from ancle to mid thigh quite
numb, often a violent pain in the kidneys
scorbutic spots upon the legs, often a shivering


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and cannot bear the Extremes of heat or
Cold. --


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Lord Dalzell's
Case
1782
March. 1782.
V. XIII p 339

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Lord Dalzells Case


Lord Dalzell was seiz'd with violent vomiting
about the 20.th Ocober last, by which his health
was much impaired, altho he walk'd about, but ----
much emaciated and an apparent stupor ----
with feebleness prevailed. Perspiration stopt and
the skin dried, attended with an excessive
thirst
- Dr Gilchrist in Dumfries ordered a ----
warm Bath and said he should have taken
his Bed sooner, which he did, with most of
the bad simptoms attending a fever, the ---
pulse high about a hundred for a long time
--- Roving incoherent and seemingly in much
danger - His Spirits and Breast being greatly
depressed all the time - was ordered by Dr.
Gilchrist to take tincture of Bark with Columbo
root
, the first relief however was from two ---
severe Blisters on the thighs, which so much



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abated the bad simptoms that soon after other ---
Blisters were applied to his Legs, which quite
removed the fever; and by continuation of
the Bark in substance and exercise he gradually
recovered to a pretty good state of health, --
having no more of the bilious vomiting
-- After the bad simptoms were removed --
and before the recovery, a most violent ---
pain with swelling of the feet, an appearance
of the rheumatic kind long continued,
not yielding much to any outward
applications or fomentations - About a
month ago he was again seized with a
violent diarhea, which reduced him much
and he still continues in a feeble state --
-- His legs from ancle to mid thigh quite
numb, often a violent pain in the kidneys
scorbutic spots upon the legs, often a shivering


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and cannot bear the Extremes of heat or
Cold. --


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Lord Dalzell's
Case
1782
March. 1782.
V. XIII p 339

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