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

 

[ID:2401] From: Dr John Campbell (of Wellwood) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Lady Mary Lindsay (Lindsay Crawford; later, of Crawford Priory and Kilbirnie.) (Patient) / 30 January 1784 / (Incoming)

Letter from John Campbell, concerning the case of his female patient, whom he now names as Lady Mary Lindsay, Lady Crawford's daughter. She has also had sore eyes and an eruption on the face, besides kidney problems.

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DOC ID 2401
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1456
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date30 January 1784
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
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Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from John Campbell, concerning the case of his female patient, whom he now names as Lady Mary Lindsay, Lady Crawford's daughter. She has also had sore eyes and an eruption on the face, besides kidney problems.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1746]
Case of Lady Mary Lindsay, who has a kidney and urinary disorder, as reported by Dr John Campbell.
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[PERS ID:1586]AuthorDr John Campbell (of Wellwood)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5090]PatientLady Mary Lindsay (Lindsay Crawford; later, of Crawford Priory and Kilbirnie.)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1586]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Campbell (of Wellwood)
[PERS ID:5093]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr
[PERS ID:5089]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendCountess Jean Lindsay (of Crawford; Lady Craufurd)

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Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Dear Sir


I Received your very agreable & usefull
letter of the 24th in course And since you
doe me the honor to wish my conjectures on the
very singular case of which I sent you the most
exact description I could get, I will freely own
to you that I look upon it as Inflamatory and
that the spasmodick apearances are the consequence
not the cause, whether the Kidneys were originaly
Disposed to Inflamation, or that Disposition has
been Required we will never be able to find out
But that they are now in a situation from which
they suffer on evry change of habit that tends
to Increase the quantity or momentum of the blood
is too evident as well as the Risque she runs
–– I have seen strangury alternate with hot
painfull erisypelatous eruptions on the face
and Inflamed eyes, but I can find no reason
to supose any thing of that Kind is in
fault here, the Lady had sore eyes some time
agoe after haveing catched cold, but they gave
way easily to blistering & some purgative, &
she is not subject to that or any other ailment
but that in her Kidneys: {illeg}day she Remember
that her kidneys were easier when her eyes
were Ill, But I learnt one thing from asking
her about her eyes, that the blister the man put
on
raised a violent strangury and pain in her
Kidneys
which lasted several days all



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this however she kept to herself till now
This would Deter me from Blistering with
cantharides in her case which after large
evacuations I have found usefull in Inflamation
of the Kidneys as well as the other parts


The decoction you propose will I hope
be usefull and shall be tried but if we
could be sure from the absence of pain
and Other Apearances that the Inflamatory
tendency
was over for the present I should
like to have your opinion whether we
might venture cold water to the part along
with the Bark which I dare say there can
be no Risque in, however Doubtfull the
cold Aplications may be: we often help
Inflamed eyes by Bark & cold bathing the
head The young Lady in question is
Lady Mary Lindsay Lady Craufuirds Daughter
though I dared not say so in My Last which
she was to see I know the secret is safe
with you & I think it right you know


I am with the utmost esteem
Dear Sir your obedient servant
John Campbell

Air January 30th
1784



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Doctor William Cullen
Proffessor of Medcine
in the University
of Edinburgh


Dr Campbell of Air
Concerning
January 1784

Diplomatic Text

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Dr Sir


I Received your very agreable & usefull
letter of the 24th in course And since you
doe me the honor to wish my conjectures on the
very singular case of which I sent you the most
exact description I could get, I will freely own
to you that I look upon it as Inflamatory and
that the spasmodick apearances are the consequence
not the cause, whether the Kidneys were originaly
Disposed to Inflamation, or that Disposition has
been Required we will never be able to find out
But that they are now in a situation from which
they suffer on evry change of habit that tends
to Increase the quantity or momentum of the blood
is too evident as well as the Risque she runs
–– I have seen strangury alternate with hot
painfull erisypelatous eruptions on the face
and Inflamed eyes, but I can find no reason
to supose any thing of that Kind is in
fault here, the Lady had sore eyes some time
agoe after haveing catched cold, but they gave
way easily to blistering & some purgative, &
she is not subject to that or any other ailment
but that in her Kidneys: {illeg}day she Remember
that her kidneys were easier when her eyes
were Ill, But I learnt one thing from asking
her about her eyes, that the blister the man put
on
raised a violent strangury and pain in her
Kidneys
which lasted several days all



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this however she kept to herself till now
This would Deter me from Blistering with
cantharides in her case which after large
evacuations I have found usefull in Inflamation
of the Kidneys as well as the other parts


The decoction you propose will I hope
be usefull and shall be tried but if we
could be sure from the absence of pain
and Other Apearances that the Inflamatory
tendency
was over for the present I should
like to have your opinion whether we
might venture cold water to the part along
with the Bark which I dare say there can
be no Risque in, however Doubtfull the
cold Aplications may be: we often help
Inflamed eyes by Bark & cold bathing the
head The young Lady in question is
Lady Mary Lindsay Lady Craufuirds Daur.
though I dared not say so in My Last which
she was to see I know the secret is safe
with you & I think it right you know


I am with the utmost esteem
Dr Sir your obedt sert
John Campbell

Air Jany 30th
1784



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Doctor William Cullen
Proffessor of Medcine
in the University
of Edinburgh


Dr Campbell of Air
C
Janry 1784

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