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

 

[ID:2310] From: Mr Kenneth Mackenzie / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Mackenzie (Patient) / 30 August 1783 / (Incoming)

Letter from Kenneth Mackenzie concerning the case of Mr Mackenzie, referred to Cullen by Dr McLeod and the correspondent.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2310
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1367
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date30 August 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 Kenneth Mackenzie concerning the case of Mr Mackenzie, referred to Cullen by Dr McLeod and the correspondent.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1569]
Case of Mr Mackenzie who has a cough, asthma and whose body is very swollen from dropsy.
7


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:3381]AuthorMr Kenneth Mackenzie
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3380]PatientMr Mackenzie
[PERS ID:3379]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr James Macleod
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3381]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Kenneth Mackenzie

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Dundonnell North Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Dundonnell 30th August 1783

Sir


I have the Honor to acuqaint you that
the Gentleman Mr. Mckenzie whose Case Dr. McLeod and
I laid before you is still alive tho low -- His Dropsy
seems to be mostly confind to his Legs lower part of his
Belly and private Parts which last were lanced once
or twice
and run some Water. -- The Swelling in his Legs is
quite hard, and the Cough and Asthma has never left him
except at short Intervals -- Soon after he eats any thing he
generally throws it up with a Press of vomiting, and he gets
little or no Rest
, but when he takes a quieting Pill or liquid
Laudanum
-- He is not able to walk or take any Exercise -
He wishes much if he was able to go nearer assistance either
to Inverness or Edinburgh obliged to you for
advising if you think his giving to either of these places
in his present Situation might be the means of



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him as in that bare a Shift might be made to convey him
-- He has a great thirst, and takes Tamarins, Toast & Water
and Tea sometimes for Drink. -- My Boy is directed to
Call for your Answer, or by sending it to the Custom house
it will be duly forwarded -- I shall have the Honor
of seeing You soon in Edinburgh - Being with
great Respect --


Sir --
Your most Obedient humble Servant

Kenth. Mackenzie


P S MacKenzie takes a Glass or two of
white Wine generally every day. --




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Doctor Cullen -
Edinburgh --


Mr. Mackenzie
August 1783
V.xv. p.234

Diplomatic Text

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Dundonnell 30th Augt. 1783

Sir


I have the Honor to acuqaint you that
the Gentleman Mr. Mckenzie whose Case Dr. McLeod and
I laid before you is still alive tho low -- His Dropsy
seems to be mostly confind to his Legs lower part of his
Belly and private Parts which last were lanced once
or twice
and run some Water. -- The Swelling in his Legs is
quite hard, and the Cough and Asthma has never left him
except at short Intervals -- Soon after he eats any thing he
generally throws it up with a Press of vomiting, and he gets
little or no Rest
, but when he takes a quieting Pill or liquid
Laudanum
-- He is not able to walk or take any Exercise -
He wishes much if he was able to go nearer assistance either
to Invs. or Edinr. obliged to you for
advising if you think his giving to either of these places
in his present Situation might be the means of



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him as in that bare a Shift might be made to convey him
-- He has a great thirst, and takes Tamarins, Toast & Water
and Tea sometimes for Drink. -- My Boy is directed to
Call for your Answer, or by sending it to the Custom house
it will be duly forwarded -- I shall have the Honor
of seeing You soon in Edinr. - Being with
great Respect --


Sir --
Your most Obedt. hume. Servt.

Kenth. Mackenzie


P S MacKenzie takes a Glass or two of
white Wine generally every day. --




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Doctor Cullen -
Edinr. --


Mr. Mackenzie
Aug. 1783
V.xv. p.234

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