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

 

[ID:2254] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr Charles Keith / Regarding: Mr John Cook (Cooke; of Gallowhill; of Ogle. ) (Patient) / 10 August 1782 / (Outgoing)

Prescription 'For Mr John Cook', for 'pectoral mixture', a retained draft, of the same date, of [DOC ID:618]; probably sent to Dr Charles Keith in Morpeth. On the reverse is a detailed list of corrections to a dissertation, case note or essay, presumably by Cullen to an unidentified student.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2254
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1320
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date10 August 1782
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Prescription 'For Mr John Cook', for 'pectoral mixture', a retained draft, of the same date, of [DOC ID:618]; probably sent to Dr Charles Keith in Morpeth. On the reverse is a detailed list of corrections to a dissertation, case note or essay, presumably by Cullen to an unidentified student.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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1. [DOC ID:618]

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:909]
Case of John Cook of Gallowhill, who suffers from phlegm and other ailments exacerbated by excessive drinking.
20


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3387]AddresseeDr Charles Keith
[PERS ID:3495]PatientMr John Cook (Cooke; of Gallowhill; of Ogle. )
[PERS ID:3387]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Charles Keith
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5843]Supplemental AddresseeMr

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Morpeth North-East England Europe inferred

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For Mr John Cook.

Take two drachms of Guaiac Gum and two drachms of white lump sugar. Rub them together into a fine powder, then add one ounce of coarse Gum Arabic Paste. Rub together again thoroughly, and gradually pour in half an ounce of Balsamic Syrup, three drachms of Soot Tincture, one drachm of Volatile Fœtid Spirit, three ounces of Simple Cinnamon Water, three ounces of Rosewater and half an ounce of Compound Juniper Water. Mix. Label: Pectoral Mixture; a table Spoonful to be taken every night at bedtime, shaking the Vial always very well before pouring out.


10th. August 1782.

W.C.



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p3 l. 12 that it is therefore that it is properly delete
that the second that it is


P. 20 dare not do not or will not ––


p4. l.4. diminished or increased? too much acidity
P12 this there seems something wanting after this


p5 –– l.4. admitt a single t -- But what do you
admit –– you admit your own reasoning, of the imbeci¬
lity
being the sole cause of Dyspepsia ––––


P10 considering then &c. I proceed &c. –– you are not
considering the Proximale when you are going to treat of
the remote causes –– you mean: supposing the Proximal
Cause to be &c. you proceed &c. ––––


P16. the first is of those I would say First, those which f[irst]
& secondly those which –– The first of those reads ill at any ra[te]


P6. l.7. is not spontaneous vomiting, rather a symptom
of imbecility than a Cause –– and you mention sometime[s]
a vomiting as one of the
symptoms of Dyspepsia.


l.9 very much frequent.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
For Mr John Cook.


Gum guaiac.
Sacchar. alb. duriss. @ ʒij
Terito simul in pulverem tenuem dein adde
Mucilag. gumm. Arab. crass. ℥j
Terito iterum diligenter et paulatim affunde
Syr. balsam. ℥ſs
Tinct. fuligin. ʒiij
Spir. volat. fœtid. ʒj
Aq. cinnam. simpl.
–– rosar. @℥iij
–– juniper. comp.t. ℥ſs
ℳ. Sig. Pectoral Mixture a table Spoonful to be taken
every night at bedtime, shaking the Vial always very well
before pouring out.


10th. Aug 1782.

W.C.



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p3 l. 12 that it is therefore that it is properly dele
that the second that it is


P. 20 dare not do not or will not ––


p4. l.4. diminished or increased? too much acidity
P12 this there seems something wanting after this


p5 –– l.4. admitt a single t -- But what do you
admit –– you admit your own reasoning, of the imbeci¬
lity
being the sole cause of Dyspepsia ––––


P10 considering then &c. I proceed &c. –– you are not
considering the Proximale when you are going to treat of
the remote causes –– you mean: supposing the Prox.
Cause to be &c. you proceed &c. ––––


P16. the first is of those I would say First, those wc. f[irst]
& 2ly. those wc –– The first of those reads ill at any ra[te]


P6. l.7. is not spontaneous vomiting, rather a symptom
of imbecility than a Cause –– and you mention sometime[s]
a vomiting as one of the
symptoms of Dyspepsia.


l.9 very much frequent.

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