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

 

[ID:2279] From: Mr William Ingham / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Ellison (Alison) (Patient), Mr Ralph Bates (Patient) / 30 June 1783 / (Incoming)

Letter from William Ingham, concerning the case of Mr Bates, including a brief note on the case of Miss Ellison.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2279
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1337
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date30 June 1783
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 William Ingham, concerning the case of Mr Bates, including a brief note on the case of Miss Ellison.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:747]
Case of Mr Ralph Bates who has rheumatic pains and a liver and bowel complaint which proves fatal.
11
[Case ID:1572]
Case of Miss Ellison who suffers from a number of conditions including costiveness, a nervous complaint in her head and an inflamed eye.
12


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:82]AuthorMr William Ingham
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2598]PatientMr Ralph Bates
[PERS ID:2597]PatientMiss Ellison (Alison)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:82]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr William Ingham
[PERS ID:89]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryProfessor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Morpeth North-East England Europe certain

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Dear Sir,


Mr. Bates has pursued your Plan with¬
out the least Deviation for a fortnight past -
The Guaiacum Mixture and laxative Bolus have
had their proper opening Effect, yet the Pain
in his Bowels, (without quickening his Pulse) is
more troublesome, allowing him very little Sleep,
except on the Nights he takes the Anodyne
Draught. His Urine is in small Quantities,
tinging Linnen yellow, and depositing a red Sedi¬
ment; he has frequent transient Pains in his
Feet with Cramps in his Legs unattended with
the least Degree of Swelling --- Within these two
or three Days his Skin & Eyes have become very
yellow, & his Spirits very much depress'd, he
complains of great Languor, perpetual Nausea,
little Appetite; and is with Difficulty prevail'd
upon to use Exercise on Horseback --


I shall esteem it a Favour to have your further
Advice as soon as possible and your Opinion with
Regard to the Use of the Bath-Waters; for Mr. Bates's
Complaints appear to me more formidable and seem to



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produce biliary Obstruction ---


The Family desire their best Compliments and
I remain, Dear Sir! with great Regard

your obedient humble Servant
Wm. Ingham


P.S As soon as Mr. Bates reciev'd Dr. Mor¬
ris' Opinion along with yours relative
to an Issue, he immediately consented
and it was accordingly made yesterday.
Miss Ellison has just enter'd upon
the Course of Medicine prescrib'd by
you and it agrees very well


Newcastle June 30th:
1783



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Dr. Cullen
Edinburgh

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Dear Sir,


Mr. Bates has pursued your Plan with¬
out the least Deviation for a fortnight past -
The Guaiacum Mixture and laxative Bolus have
had their proper opening Effect, yet the Pain
in his Bowels, (without quickening his Pulse) is
more troublesome, allowing him very little Sleep,
except on the Nights he takes the Anodyne
Draught. His Urine is in small Quantities,
tinging Linnen yellow, and depositing a red Sedi¬
ment; he has frequent transient Pains in his
Feet with Cramps in his Legs unattended with
the least Degree of Swelling --- Within these two
or three Days his Skin & Eyes have become very
yellow, & his Spirits very much depress'd, he
complains of great Languor, perpetual Nausea,
little Appetite; and is with Difficulty prevail'd
upon to use Exercise on Horseback --


I shall esteem it a Favour to have your further
Advice as soon as possible and your Opinion with
Regard to the Use of the Bath-Waters; for Mr. Bates's
Complaints appear to me more formidable and seem to



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produce biliary Obstruction ---


The Family desire their best Compts. and
I remain, Dear Sir! with great Regard

your obedt. hble Servant
Wm. Ingham


P.S As soon as Mr. Bates reciev'd Dr. Mor¬
ris' Opinion along with yours relative
to an Issue, he immediately consented
and it was accordingly made yesterday.
Miss Ellison has just enter'd upon
the Course of Medicine prescrib'd by
you and it agrees very well


N.Castle June 30th:
1783



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Dr. Cullen
Edinburgh

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