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

 

[ID:2318] From: Mr William Ingham / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Mary Peareth (Pearith, Peariths) (Patient), Mr William Ingham (Patient) / 16 September 1783 / (Incoming)

Letter from William Ingham, concerning his own case and that of Miss Mary Peareth.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2318
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1375
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date16 September 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 his own case and that of Miss Mary Peareth.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:52]
Case of Miss Mary Peareth who has a painful bladder condition.
25
[Case ID:1657]
Case of Mr Ingham, the Newcastle surgeon, who has a weakness of his lung considered temporary.
2


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:80]PatientMiss Mary Peareth (Pearith, Peariths)
[PERS ID:82]PatientMr William Ingham
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:82]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr William Ingham
[PERS ID:81]OtherMr Richard Lambert

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 inferred

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Dear Sir,


Enclos'd I send you Miss Mary Peareth's
Fee; she continues your last Prescription and with
apparent Advantage; forty ↑five↑ Drops of the Lixivium at
a Dose give no Inconvenience and she is continu¬
ally passing Gravel similar to what I sent you --


During the Menstrua about a fortnight ago, she was
very hysterical and intirely rejected all kind of
food - Wou'd you at that Time omitt the Medi¬
cine and recommend the free Use of Opium? --


When you write next, I will be oblig'd to you for
your opinion relative to my own Health - I must
tell you that I am now in my thirtieth year, that
when 18 years of age I had a Pleurisy affecting the
left side particularly, after that, occasionally upon
using any violent Exercise had a Difficulty of
Breathing
, which soon went off upon Cessation
of Motion; during my Apprenticeship with M.r
Lambert had once by excessive Laughing a
Return of bad Breathing, which very quickly
went off; in 1775 I had a Pleurisy again affecting



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the left side as before, since that Time
upon any very great Cold or extraordinary
Fatigue I have had the same uneasy Breathing
tho' it is now six years since I had that kind
if spasmodic Asthma to any Degree, before the
1th: of this Month, when it attack'd me from
going about with a Cold for near six Weeks before
and undergoing uncommon Fatigue, & continue
violent longer than usual viz 18 hours and was
not reliev'd before I less'd ten ounces of Blood and took
one ounce of syr e Meconis, since that day I have had
slight Returns but never to confine me, indeed
my extensive Business compells me to go
abroad, when perhaps Prudence wou'd confine
me to the House; I will esteem it a particular
Obligation to be favor'd with your early Answer
and shall with great Punctuality follow your
advice - Certainly it is for an irritable state
of my
lungs that I am subject to recurrency
of this Complaint, for when free from spasmodic
asthma, I never cough or expectorate, and can
use as much Exercise with as little Fatigue


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as any Man and ↑what↑ adds to my Opinion of
it's being Irritability only, is that it is
brought on occasionally by violent Sneezing,
Coughing or Laughing, and if I can by any
means drop asleep with or without Opiate,
then I breath as free as any Body, but
if suddenly awake'd my Complaint will then
return - I forbear to mention any thing
about my appetite, Stools &c as independent
of this local affection I enjoy as good Health
as possible -- I beg Pardon for this long
History and am with very great Regard


Dear Sir! Your most obedient humble
Servant

Wm: Ingham

NewCastle September 16th: 1783



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Mr Ingham
Concerning himself and
Miss Mary Pearith
September 1783.

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Dear Sir,


Enclos'd I send you Miss Mary Peareth's
Fee; she continues your last Prescription and with
apparent Advantage; forty ↑five↑ Drops of the Lixivium at
a Dose give no Inconvenience and she is continu¬
ally passing Gravel similar to what I sent you --


During the Menstrua about a fortnight ago, she was
very hysterical and intirely rejected all kind of
food - Wou'd you at that Time omitt the Medi¬
cine and recommend the free Use of Opium? --


When you write next, I will be oblig'd to you for
your opinion relative to my own Health - I must
tell you that I am now in my thirtieth year, that
when 18 years of age I had a Pleurisy affecting the
left side particularly, after that, occasionally upon
using any violent Exercise had a Difficulty of
Breathing
, which soon went off upon Cessation
of Motion; during my Apprenticeship with M.r
Lambert had once by excessive Laughing a
Return of bad Breathing, which very quickly
went off; in 1775 I had a Pleurisy again affecting



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the left side as before, since that Time
upon any very great Cold or extraordinary
Fatigue I have had the same uneasy Breathing
tho' it is now six years since I had that kind
if spasmodic Asthma to any Degree, before the
1th: of this Month, when it attack'd me from
going about with a Cold for near six Weeks before
and undergoing uncommon Fatigue, & continue
violent longer than usual viz 18 hours and was
not reliev'd before I less'd ℥x of Blood and took
℥j syr e Meconis, since that day I have had
slight Returns but never to confine me, indeed
my extensive Business compells me to go
abroad, when perhaps Prudence wou'd confine
me to the House; I will esteem it a particular
Obligation to be favor'd with your early Answer
and shall with great Punctuality follow your
advice - Certainly it is for an irritable state
of my
lungs that I am subject to recurrency
of this Complaint, for when free from spasmodic
asthma, I never cough or expectorate, and can
use as much Exercise with as little Fatigue


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as any Man and ↑what↑ adds to my Opinion of
it's being Irritability only, is that it is
brought on occasionally by violent Sneezing,
Coughing or Laughing, and if I can by any
means drop asleep with or without Opiate,
then I breath as free as any Body, but
if suddenly awake'd my Complaint will then
return - I forbear to mention any thing
about my appetite, Stools &c as independent
of this local affection I enjoy as good Health
as possible -- I beg Pardon for this long
History and am with very great Regard


Dear Sir! Your most obedt. hble
Servant

Wm: Ingham

N.Castle Sbr: 16th: 1783



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Mr Ingham
C himself and
Miss Mary Pearith
Septr. 1783.

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