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

 

[ID:2417] From: Mrs Frances Anna Dunlop (Wallace) (of Dunlop) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr John Dunlop (of Dunlop) (Patient), Mrs Vans Agnew (Patient) / 14 March 1784 / (Incoming)

Letter from Frances Dunlop, concerning the case of Mr Dunlop. A handstamp is present but illegible, ending in '-ton'.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2417
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1472
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date14 March 1784
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 Frances Dunlop, concerning the case of Mr Dunlop. A handstamp is present but illegible, ending in '-ton'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:889]
Case of Mrs Vans Agnew, a 23 year old woman with a post-natal illness following the birth of her fifth child.
4
[Case ID:1137]
Case of John, Lord Dunlop of Dunlop, who develops a bladder disorder then a severe flux and becomes very weak and despairing.
11


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:2680]AuthorMrs Frances Anna Dunlop (of Dunlop)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2610]PatientMr John Dunlop (of Dunlop)
[PERS ID:2930]PatientMrs Vans Agnew
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2680]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Frances Anna Dunlop (of Dunlop)
[PERS ID:2929]OtherMr

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Dunlop Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Highlands East Highlands Scotland Europe certain

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Dear Sir


Altho I am sorry to say Mr. Dunlops
Illness has in no way yielded to the power of medi¬
cine but on the contrary has gone with en¬
creasing violence so as to make him at times truly
weary of existance and longing to be at rest yet
Obliged by your kind attention and reposing more
faith on your skill and friendship than on any other
human help he bids me once more write you
and tell you and ol Highlander had told him of a
remedy used in the Highlands, of Drinking Alumn
Whey
in such disorders made of new milked milk.
Being wore out with a flux which was at that
time continued both by night and day and in a
fit of desperation he tryed it one day. For 24 hours
[this?] it seemed it possible to encrease the flux so that
he dropt taking any more of it since which this
is the fifth day and he has ever since been more



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easie than for two months before the flux gone
without any improper reverse succeeding to it and
although the tinesmus continues the bloody dis¬
charge is less and the sleep and appetite more re¬
gular than for a considerable while past uncertain
whether to believe this the effects of chance or of
the Alumn whey he begs to know from you whether
you would advise his making any further tryal at
it. or if you think he would be hurted by trying the
Hartfell spaw of Moffat which some people have
proposed to him he has not been down his own
Hair for near four Months during which he has
frequently been so ill with the flux as to be up from
30 to 40 times in a night at other times {illeg} and
pained to a Violent degree and sometimes his stomach
Nauseated every thing and could only be supported
upon Bark and port or port scalded upon Cinnamon
which have been alternately used as a Cordial and a
medicine I beg to hear from you soon and to know
your sentiments with regard to trying any of these
things or if you think they would be attended with
hazard --- Mrs. Vans is here [just?] now she continues just


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as when you heard of her I am trying to find an
ass for her as she is rather thin I beg pardon for
taking up so much of your time but in distress
one can hardly quit the last twig they can catch
hold of I am with the greatest esteem such
merit must impress on all the world

Dear Sir
Your Obliged {illeg}
and Obedient humble Servant

Fran: Dunlop

March 1784
14th.



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Dr. William Cullen
Edinburgh


Dunlop of Dunlop
March 1784
V. xv. p. 425.

Diplomatic Text

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Dr. Sir


Altho I am sorry to say Mr. Dunlops
Illness has in no way yielded to the power of medi¬
cine but on the contrary has gone with en¬
creasing violence so as to make him at times truly
weary of existance and longing to be at rest yet
Obliged by your kind attention and reposing more
faith on your skill and friendship than on any other
human help he bids me once more write you
and tell you and ol Highlander had told him of a
remedy used in the Highlands, of Drinking Alumn
Whey
in such disorders made of new milked milk.
Being wore out with a flux which was at that
time continued both by night and day and in a
fit of desperation he tryed it one day. For 24 hours
[this?] it seemed it possible to encrease the flux so that
he dropt taking any more of it since which this
is the fifth day and he has ever since been more



[Page 2]

easie than for two months before the flux gone
without any improper reverse succeeding to it and
although the tinesmus continues the bloody dis¬
charge is less and the sleep and appetite more re¬
gular than for a considerable while past uncertain
whether to believe this the effects of chance or of
the Alumn whey he begs to know from you whether
you would advise his making any further tryal at
it. or if you think he would be hurd by trying the
Hartfell spaw of Moffat which some people have
proposed to him he has not been down his own
Hair for near four Months during which he has
frequently been so ill with the flux as to be up from
30 to 40 times in a night at other times {illeg} and
pained to a Violent degree and sometimes his stomach
Nauseated every thing and could only be supported
upon Bark and port or port scalded upon Cinnamon
which have been alternately used as a Cordial and a
medicine I beg to hear from you soon and to know
your sentiments with regard to trying any of these
things or if you think they would be attended with
hazard --- Mrs. Vans is here [just?] now she continues just


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as when you heard of her I am trying to find an
ass for her as she is rather thin I beg pardon for
taking up so much of your time but in distress
one can hardly quit the last twig they can catch
hold of I am with the greatest esteem such
merit must impress on all the world

Dr. Sir
Your Obliged {illeg}
and Obedient humble Ser

Fran: Dunlop

March 1784
14th.



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Dr. William Cullen
Edinburgh


Dunlop of Dunlop
March 1784
V. xv. p. 425.

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