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

 

[ID:2199] From: Mr James Cleland / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Alexander Low (Law?) (Patient), Mr James Brounlie (Brownlee) (Patient) / 2 May 1782 / (Incoming)

Letter from James Cleland of Auchenlie, describing the case of James Brounlie and of 'my good son Mr Low'. Brounlie, a mason and 'a veary poor man' left with six small children after his wife's death, has had a sore lip since some 'sparks' of lime fell on it while he was working; Mr Low is 'in a porfect weast of Bodie and decay of strenth'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 2199
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1271
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date2 May 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 James Cleland of Auchenlie, describing the case of James Brounlie and of 'my good son Mr Low'. Brounlie, a mason and 'a veary poor man' left with six small children after his wife's death, has had a sore lip since some 'sparks' of lime fell on it while he was working; Mr Low is 'in a porfect weast of Bodie and decay of strenth'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1132]
Case of Mr Low [Law] who has a serious chest complaint.
6
[Case ID:1133]
Case of Mr James Brownlee [Brounlie], an impoverished mason who has a sore on his lips from working with lime.
2


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:4866]AuthorMr James Cleland
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:195]PatientMr Alexander Low (Law?)
[PERS ID:4867]PatientMr James Brounlie (Brownlee)
[PERS ID:4869]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Andrew Sherry
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4866]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr James Cleland
[PERS ID:4868]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Brounlie
[PERS ID:743]OtherMrs Anna Cullen
[PERS ID:4874]OtherMr William Baterson

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Auchenlea (Auchenlie) 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 Hareshaw (Meikle Harshaw) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Shotts (Shots) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

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Auchenlie ii of May 1782

Dear Sir


The bearer hirof James Brounlie in Miekil harshaw in this
Parish of Shots a veary honast man bute a veary poor man his wife died
some years ago and left him with six small children he is a masion by trade
and wrought Lawfully for his small famlie and his own daley bread and gote but
veary Litill help from aither his frinds or from the parish to suport his famlie
About september last was casting Lime on a weat day and he thought that
some sparks of it came on his lipess and since that time his lipe is been sore Ever
since and a bout nine weeks a go Docter Andrew Sherry Surgen was heir and I
sent for the bearer James Brounlie to let him see his Lipe and he told him it was
a cancer and at time it was veary great frost and it could not be cutte till the
weather was freash. So some of James Brounlies frinds advised him to go to
Glasgow to some man their that curied all cancrs and he is done him no good
Bute I ame afraid is rather harmed him much and really I advised him to come
in to You and as he is a poor man that you will do that favour as get him in to the
infermnerie and advies him what is beast his life is needfull for his famlie I
hope You will Exceus this troubll


With Recepect to my good son Mr Low he is in a perfect weast of Bodie and
decay of strenth in so much that he most be asistid out and in bead like a child
ading to this the intayre want of nights reast makes it apear in a searious nater to
ous for he is every night obliged to gete out of bead for want of reast and siet by
the fayir when tayried in this maner he Lays down a bout six oclock in the morning
and dosies a litill from which he receves neither strenth or refreshment the coe{illeg}
when he lays down atacks him seveirlay he griets the defloucktions tolerably and
the discharge from the Issue gois on pretie well as fare as he cane be a Juge but
Excidingly painfull to him and wants to know how Longe it is to be Continaued


Since he hade the pleaser of consulting You last he is been Exceidingly sicklay
and atacked so severlay that we was afraid that he would some times be Cute of
he is stricklay Livid up to Your derectionss always and will not alter on
thing or other



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I bege to heir from You upon wensday first as our cairier is
to be in toun that day who I shall order to call for Your Answer
and hopes you will perscribe such things for him as will draw him to strenth
and Enabill him to injoy some reast or with out some reast in the night time
he canot stand it Longe he hade a Lousines for fourtine days by past
which weaknead him much -- and at the same time a strangery and much
dificlly in geting water made but now his beally is bound and makes
his watter freally he is a great heat in his boday which often gives
him a dray mouth and makes his Lipes swell and piels the Skine
of his Lipes and is always Exceiding hote hands when the weather is
any maner of way tolerabll he always rides out two mills from his
wackness the first two times he scarce could seat the sadill which I
was obliged to send a servant out with him Should You judge any Meadicen
proper for him You will be so good as to send it out by the Carier William
Paterson who will pay for it or by Your derection will get out of the {illeg}
Larbortrie and if it shall pleas god to restor Mr Low to such a measer
↑of strength↑ as to Enabell him to undertack a Journie to Edemburgh he will do him¬
self the Honar to waite upon You Likwis the the quick the short heaving
on his
breast continaues in his breathing which he finds veary uneasie
I hope Mrs Cullen and all the Good famlie is well I ame


Dear Sir
Your most obedant and Howmble
Servant

Ja: Cleland



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To
Doctor William Cullen
Edemburgh


Mr. Cleland Concerning
Mr. Low
May 1782 --
No answer
XIV. p.68

Diplomatic Text

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Auchenlie ii of May 1782

Dear Sir


The bearer hirof James Brounlie in Miekil harshaw in this
Parish of Shots a veary honast man bute a veary poor man his wife died
some years ago and left him with six small children he is a masion by trade
and wrought Lawfully for his small famlie and his own daley bread and gote but
veary Litill help from aither his frinds or from the parish to suport his famlie
About september last was casting Lime on a weat day and he thought that
some sparks of it came on his lipess and since that time his lipe is been sore Ever
since and a bout nine weeks a go Docter Andrew Sherry Surgen was heir and I
sent for the bearer James Brounlie to let him see his Lipe and he told him it was
a cancer and at time it was veary great frost and it could not be cutte till the
weather was freash. So some of James Brounlies frinds advised him to go to
Glasgow to some man their that curied all cancrs and he is done him no good
Bute I ame afraid is rather harmed him much and really I advised him to come
in to You and as he is a poor man that you will do that favour as get him in to the
infermnerie and advies him what is beast his life is needfull for his famlie I
hope You will Exceus this troubll


With Recepect to my good son Mr Low he is in a perfect weast of Bodie and
decay of strenth in so much that he most be asistid out and in bead like a child
ading to this the intayre want of nights reast makes it apear in a searious nater to
ous for he is every night obliged to gete out of bead for want of reast and siet by
the fayir when tayried in this maner he Lays down a bout six oclock in the morning
and dosies a litill from which he receves neither strenth or refreshment the coe{illeg}
when he lays down atacks him seveirlay he griets the defloucktions tolerably and
the discharge from the Issue gois on pretie well as fare as he cane be a Juge but
Excidingly painfull to him and wants to know how Longe it is to be Continaued


Since he hade the pleaser of consulting You last he is been Exceidingly sicklay
and atacked so severlay that we was afraid that he would some times be Cute of
he is stricklay Livid up to Your derectionss always and will not alter on
thing or other



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I bege to heir from You upon wensday first as our cairier is
to be in toun that day who I shall order to call for Your Answer
and hopes you will perscribe such things for him as will draw him to strenth
and Enabill him to injoy some reast or with out some reast in the night time
he canot stand it Longe he hade a Lousines for fourtine days by past
which weaknead him much -- and at the same time a strangery and much
dificlly in geting water made but now his beally is bound and makes
his watter freally he is a great heat in his boday which often gives
him a dray mouth and makes his Lipes swell and piels the Skine
of his Lipes and is always Exceiding hote hands when the weather is
any maner of way tolerabll he always rides out two mills from his
wackness the first two times he scarce could seat the sadill which I
was obliged to send a servant out with him Should You judge any Meadicen
proper for him You will be so good as to send it out by the Carier William
Paterson who will pay for it or by Your derection will get out of the {illeg}
Larbortrie and if it shall pleas god to restor Mr Low to such a measer
↑of strength↑ as to Enabell him to undertack a Journie to Edemburgh he will do him¬
self the Honar to waite upon You Likwis the the quick the short heaving
on his
breast continaues in his breathing which he finds veary uneasie
I hope Mrs Cullen and all the Good famlie is well I ame


Dear Sir
Your most obedant and Howmble
Servant

Ja: Cleland



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To
Doctor William Cullen
Edemburgh


Mr. Cleland C.
Mr. Low
May 1782 --
No answer
XIV. p.68

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