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

 

[ID:2419] From: Mrs Jane Pearson / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Hannah Pearson (Patient) / 22 March 1784 / (Incoming)

Letter from Jane Pearson, concerning the case of her daughter, Hannah Pearson. Hannah's symptoms are intermittent vomiting, loss of appetite, a cough, and menstrual irregularity.

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FieldData
DOC ID 2419
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1474
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date22 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 Jane Pearson, concerning the case of her daughter, Hannah Pearson. Hannah's symptoms are intermittent vomiting, loss of appetite, a cough, and menstrual irregularity.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:532]
Case of Miss Hannah Pearson, a young woman with a menstrual irregularity, who conditon is diagnosed as nervous and hysteric.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:2639]AuthorMrs Jane Pearson
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2638]PatientMiss Hannah Pearson
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3087]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Aurey
[PERS ID:2639]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Jane Pearson

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Place of Writing Greysouthen (Graysouthen) North-West England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Graysouthen 22 of 3d month 1784
Respected Friend


Since the Receipt of thy Last Favour
Dated 12 December we have as Punctually followd the Plan
as Circumstances would Permit And may now proceed
to Relate the Different States) Since that time (She has
Passd thro in the Latter End of Last year And Beginning
of this She Was tolerable Well only Some Slight Vomiting
till About Nine Weeks Agoe they begun to Increase And
Grew Very Troublesome threw up perhaps twice or thrice
A Day, She Grew Very Anxious to take the Powders as
She had Witnessd the Good Effect they had in Checking
them, She went thro A Course of them And in the
time of taking them She had the Menstrual Discharge
And Pritty Plentyfully which is About Seven Weeks Since
And She has Gradually Grown Worse of her Appetite Ever
Since her flesh Wastes And her Coular not So Good, She
has Also begun with A Cough which Sometimes is Very
Troublesome Espeacialy when Exposd to the Sharp Air
but Does not Spit with it I have Requested our



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Physician & Apothecarys Sentiments Respecting the
Cough Who Concludes her Lungs is Clear And that
it is A turn in the Disorder as Vomitings has Quite
Stopd As Also these Eructations of Wind is Ceased
Docter Aurey ↑says its↑ A Catarrh or Cold how as I have Cause
to place Confidence in thy Oppinion, if its Requisite
I Wish the to Favour me therewith which Must
Renewedly Obligate A person Interested in the Cause
And Induce me to Conclude with Great Regard

thy Wellwisher
Jane Pearson

Miss Pearson
March 1784
V. XVI p. 3.

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Graysouthen 22 of 3d mo 1784
Respectd Friend


Since the Receipt of thy Last Favour
Dated 12 Decr. we have as Punctually followd ye Plan
as Circumstances wd Permit And may now proceed
to Relate ye Different States) Since that time (She has
Passd thro in ye Latter End of Last year And Beginning
of this She Was tolerable Well only Some Slight Vomiting
till Abt Nine Weeks Agoe they begun to Increase And
Grew Very Troublesome threw up perhaps twice or thrice
A Day, She Grew Very Anxious to take ye Powders as
She had Witnessd ye Good Effect they had in Checking
them, She went thro A Course of them And in the
time of taking them She had ye Menstrual Discharge
And Pritty Plentyfully which is Abt Seven Weeks Since
And She has Gradually Grown Worse of her Appetite Ever
Since her flesh Wastes And her Coular not So Good, She
has Also begun with A Cough which Sometimes is Very
Troublesome Espeacialy when Exposd to ye Sharp Air
but Does not Spit with it I have Requested our



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Physician & Apothecarys Sentiments Respecting ye
Cough Who Concludes her Lungs is Clear And that
it is A turn in ye Disorder as Vomitings has Quite
Stopd As Also these Eructations of Wind is Ceased
Docter Aurey ↑says its↑ A Catarrh or Cold how as I have Cause
to place Confidence in thy Oppinion, if its Requisite
I Wish the to Favour me therewith which Must
Renewedly Obligate A person Interested in ye Cause
And Induce me to Conclude with Great Regard

thy Wellwisher
Jane Pearson

Miss Pearson
March 1784
V. XVI p. 3.

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