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

 

[ID:2202] From: Dr Peter Wright / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr James Fleming (Patient), Mr Matthie (Patient) / 8 May 1782 / (Incoming)

Letter from Peter Wright reporting that 'your friend Mr James Fleming died yesterday', and post mortem report on the autopsy carried out 'by Mr Wallace in presence of several of the Faculty'. He adds a brief note on Mr Matthie.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2202
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1274
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date8 May 1782
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy Yes
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from Peter Wright reporting that 'your friend Mr James Fleming died yesterday', and post mortem report on the autopsy carried out 'by Mr Wallace in presence of several of the Faculty'. He adds a brief note on 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:2820]PatientMr James Fleming
[PERS ID:2831]PatientMr Matthie
[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
[PERS ID:2832]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Fleming

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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
Place of Handstamp Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

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Glasgow May 8th. 1782,

Dear Sir


Your friend Mr. James Fleming
died yesterday. His Complaints or Symptoms of Disease
gradually encreased without any thing new Recurring
Upon opening him this day by Mr. Wallace in
presence of Severals of the Faculty, we found the
Cause of his Death. Exactly what was early
foretold. The Cardia Compleatly Schirrous
and a Suppuration begun. The passage into
the
Stomach only admitted of a small quill
the Œsophagus, the body of the Stomach. &
Viscera sound. I'm induced to give you this
information. as all Concerned were Satisfied
at his being opened, and indeed it was
his particular desire, to his wife, not to
hinder it if the Midical people Choosed it


I am Dr Sir with respect yours &c

Peter Wright



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Your Patient Mr. Matthie Continues with
Little variation. Sometimes better & Worse.




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Doctor Cullen Physician
Edinburgh --


Mr Fleming.
Dissection
May 1782.

Diplomatic Text

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Glasgow May 8th. 1782,

Dear Sir


Your friend Mr. James Fleming
died yesterday. His Complaints or Symptoms of Disease
gradually encreased without any thing new Recurring
Upon opening him this day by Mr. Wallace in
presence of Severals of the Faculty, we found the
Cause of his Death. Exactly what was early
foretold. The Cardia Compleatly Schirrous
and a Suppuration begun. The passage into
the
Stomach only admitted of a small quill
the Œsophagus, the body of the Stomach. &
Viscera sound. I'm induced to give you this
information. as all Concerned were Satisfied
at his being opened, and indeed it was
his particular desire, to his wife, not to
hinder it if ye Midical people Choosed it


I am Dr Sir w.t respect yrs. &c

Peter Wright



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Your Patient Mr. Matthie Continues wt.
Little variation. Sometimes better & Worse.




[Page 3]


Doctor Cullen Physician
Edinburgh --


Mr Fleming.
Dissection
May 1782.

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