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

 

[ID:2191] From: Lord Dalzell (Lord Dalziel Carnwath) / To: Mr Alexander Wood / Regarding: Lord Dalzell (Lord Dalziel Carnwath) (Patient), Anonymous (Patient) / 19 April 1782 / (Incoming)

Letter from Lord Dalzell, concerning his own case.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2191
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1264a
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date19 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 Lord Dalzell, concerning his own case.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

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
[Case ID:2135]
Case of Lord Dalziel's servant who is prescribed pectoral pills.
2


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1052]AuthorLord Dalzell (Lord Dalziel Carnwath)
[PERS ID:588]AddresseeMr Alexander Wood
[PERS ID:1052]PatientLord Dalzell (Lord Dalziel Carnwath)
[PERS ID:2759]Patient
[PERS ID:312]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Hope
[PERS ID:588]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Alexander Wood
[PERS ID:115]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[PERS ID:2955]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Walker
[PERS ID:2759]Patient's Relative / Spouse / Friend

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Kirkmichael Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Lochmaben Borders Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Moffat Borders Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain

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My Dear Sir


Inclosed you have a State of my health
Since I came to the Country, wrote by D. Burgess
our Minister who acted as Surgeon under Dr-
Gilchrist during my late Illness, owing to his having
been regularly bred in that line both at Edinburgh &
Glasgow about 26 years ago & has still practised
with great Success, amongst the Country people
in this part of the Country -- I believe Dr-
Hope Can give you a good account of him, as also
Dr: Walker from Moffat -- My Reason for
Mentioning all this Stuff to you is, that I know
all these ↑sort of↑ people are Considered as Quacks
and I believe justly so, But I put him in a different
light as I believe he is a man of Sense which his
works will soon show & which I believe he ↑is↑ about
publishing So much for nonsense
Some alteration has taken place in my Constitution



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Since he wrote his Note to me, In the first place the
pain about the Navel is mostly gone, & no Swelling
Breath not so Bad as formerly --- The pain about &
above the knee & darted thro' to the other Side with very
great pain - I Suppose this owing to weakness
He has also mentioned my feet Swelling which
they never did, but Suppose that he has mistaken
me. I find that I agree much better by driving
about in a Carriage than on horseback --- I think
it but my duty to enform Dr Cullen & you of these
Circumstances as My Good and Much Esteemed
Friends may think of some other Medecene More
proper --- I beg that you will not Mention any
thing of this Story in Edinburgh as My friends may here of
it here and Alarm them {illeg}. I think a long
Jaunt will be of Service to Me, indeed as the good
Dr: Advesed me to --- I beg you well write me by
first post directed for me by Lochmaben as I may
be Called away sooner then I expect. Excuse blunders as
I am in a hurry --- I beg you well give my Most
Respectfull Complements to Dr- Cullen and


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Inform him that he has almost Cured My
Servant in the Very Short Space of time that he
has taken the Medecene ordered, I beg again
that you well write me Soon & beleive ever
to be ---------------------


My Dear Sir
your Most Obliged
and faithfull Servant
Dalzell
Kirkmichael
19 April /82



[Page 4]


To
Mr Alexr Wood
Surgeon
Edinburgh


Lord Dalzell
April 1782
V.XIV.p.40

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
My Dear Sir


Inclosed you have a State of my health
Since I came to the Country, wrote by D. Burgess
our Minister who acted as Surgeon under Dr-
Gilchrist during my late Illness, owing to his having
been regularly bred in that line both at Edinr &
Glasgow about 26 years ago & has still practised
with great Success, amongst the Country people
in this part of the Country -- I believe Dr-
Hope Can give you a good acct. of him, as also
Dr: Walker from Moffat -- My Reason for
Mentioning all this Stuff to you is, that I know
all these ↑sort of↑ people are Considered as Quacks
and I believe justly so, But I put him in a different
light as I believe he is a man of Sense which his
works will soon show & which I believe he ↑is↑ about
publishing So much for nonsense
Some alteration has taken place in my Constitution



[Page 2]

Since he wrote his Note to me, In the first place the
pain about the Navel is mostly gone, & no Swelling
Breath not so Bad as formerly --- The pain about &
above the knee & darted thro' to the other Side with very
great pain - I Suppose this owing to weakness
He has also mentioned my feet Swelling which
they never did, but Suppose that he has mistaken
me. I find that I agree much better by driving
about in a Carriage than on horseback --- I think
it but my duty to enform Dr Cullen & you of these
Circumstances as My Good and Much Esteemed
Friends may think of some other Medecene More
proper --- I beg that you will not Mention any
thing of this Story in Edinr: as My friends may here of
it here and Alarm them {illeg}. I think a long
Jaunt will be of Service to Me, indeed as the good
Dr: Advesed me to --- I beg you well write me by
first post directed for me by Lochmaben as I may
be Called away sooner then I expect. Excuse blunders as
I am in a hurry --- I beg you well give my Most
Respectfull Complements to Dr- Cullen and


[Page 3]

Inform him that he has almost Cured My
Servt- in the Very Short Space of time that he
has taken the Medecene ordered, I beg again
that you well write me Soon & beleive ever
to be ---------------------


My Dear Sir
your Most Obligd
and faithfull Servt
Dalzell
KirkEl
19 April /82



[Page 4]


To
Mr Alexr Wood
Surgeon
Edinr


Lord Dalzell
April 1782
V.XIV.p.40

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