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

 

[ID:2186] From: Dr Peter Wright / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr James Fleming (Patient), Mr Matthie (Patient) / 7 April 1782 / (Incoming)

Letter from Peter Wright, concerning the case of Mr Fleming with brief reference to the case of Mr Matthie.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2186
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1259
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date7 April 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, concerning the case of Mr Fleming with brief reference to the case of Mr Matthie.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:863]
Case of Cullen's 'old aquaintance' Mr James Fleming who has an obstructed oesophagus which proves fatal. May be same person as Case 276.
10
[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.
8


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:2820]PatientMr James Fleming
[PERS ID:2830]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Peter Wright
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:216]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Robert Wallace

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
Place of Handstamp Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

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Glasgow April 7th. 1782.

Dear Sir.


For these Several days by past your Patient
Mr. Fleming has been Sensibly worse. the difficulty and Obstruction
to every kind of Nourishment getting into his Stomach encreased
with more pain and frequently throws up in mouthfuls, Still
an Eructation or Flatulence takes place upon any thing passing
the Cardia and often a Convulsive or thumping Motion


He was ever Since you last Saw him Continued the
Cicuta pills and has made several trials of the Æther without
the desired Effect, a tea spoonful of brandy in the Morning
has given him as much Comfort as any Medicine he has
tryed.


He and his friends are desirous you Should know his
present Situation. and it will be a Satisfaction to all
Concerned to have your further opinion.


Mr. Wallace joins me in respectful Compliments


And I am
Dr. Sir
Your Obedient Humble Servant

Peter Wright


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Your Patient Mr. Matthie. Since I last Wrote you has been
much easier. his appetite & Spirits recruiting. tho the pain
is not left him & his Urine Continued the Same appearance.


P:W:




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Doctor Cullen Physician
Edinburgh


Dr Wright
Concerning Mr Fleming
April. 1782. --
V. XIV. p.9.


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Glasgow April 7th. 1782.

Dear Sir.


For these Several days by past your Patient
Mr. Fleming has been Sensibly worse. the difficulty and Obstruction
to every kind of Nourishment getting into his Stomach encreased
wt more pain and frequently throws up in mouthfuls, Still
an Eructation or Flatulence takes place upon any thing passing
the Cardia and often a Convulsive or thumping Motion


He was ever Since you last Saw him Continued the
Cicuta pills and has made several trials of the Æther without
the desired Effect, a tea spoonful of brandy in the Morning
has given him as much Comfort as any Medicine he has
tryed.


He and his friends are desirous you Should know his
present Situation. and it will be a Satisfaction to all
Concerned to have your further opinion.


Mr. Wallace joins me in respectful Compliments


And I am
Dr. Sir
Your Obedient Humble Servt.

Peter Wright


turn over




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Your Patient Mr. Matthie. Since I last Wrote you has been
much easier. his appetite & Spirits recruiting. tho the pain
is not left him & his Urine Continued the Same appearance.


P:W:




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Doctor Cullen Physician
Edinburgh


Dr Wright
C Mr Fleming
April. 1782. --
V. XIV. p.9.


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