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

 

[ID:2454] From: Mr William Cokayne (Cocayne) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Handasyde (Handyside) (Patient) / 5 May 1784 / (Incoming)

Letter from William Cokayne, concerning the case of Mr Handasyde. Cokayne reports Mr Handyside has continued steadily in the course of sweating prescribed but that the swelling has increased considerably so as to affect his breathing.

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FieldData
DOC ID 2454
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1509
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date5 May 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 William Cokayne, concerning the case of Mr Handasyde. Cokayne reports Mr Handyside has continued steadily in the course of sweating prescribed but that the swelling has increased considerably so as to affect his breathing.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:975]
Case of Mr Handasyde (Handyside) who is swollen all over his body (dropsy), and who also develops a tumor and a bowel disorder.
8


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[PERS ID:2833]AuthorMr William Cokayne (Cocayne)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3126]PatientMr Handasyde (Handyside)
[PERS ID:2833]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr William Cokayne (Cocayne)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing Wooler North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Wooler Maij 5.. 1784

Sir


According to Your Desire, I give You
this Second Report of Mr. Handasyde, Since I had the Honour
to Write You he has Continued Steadily in the Course Prescribed
viz Sweating Every third day, and taking his Diuretik Infusion
four times Each Intermediate Day, but I am sorry to add
that it is without any Visible Good effect - The Swelling
has Increas'd Upwards very Considerably, the Breast - Belly
Back & Loins, are much Increasd, so much as to Occasion
more difficulty of Breathing than before - Legs & Thighs not
much Increas'd but no Alteration in the Quantity of Water
Pass'd ---- in General Pretty lazy with Regard to Pain Either
in the Bowells or Stomach, No Vomiting, since he left Edinburgh
nor any Return of Violent Pain, but much Weaker - more
Unable to Move about, and begins to Lose his Appetite
He begs me to Inform You that he is Tired of taking the Infusion
not finding any good Effect, but if You still think it necessary
to Persist he will Certainly do it. Mr Handasyde hopes Your



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Excuse in not Writing to you according to Your Wishes & his Desire
but finds himself Unable --- Tho Sudorifick Bolus has Allways
Answer'd the Intention of Sweating, but no other Evacuation; and
the Day he takes it is more Comfortable & Easy, than any other
The Pulse Continue Regular, but Hard & Oppress'd, and A Continued
Drought, Stools much less frequent, till within this day or
two, when having A Particular desire for Butter Milk, and having
drank Pretty plentifully - his Stools have been more frequent
and Large, but very Thin, If You have any further Commands
I shall Esteem it a favor, to be Honor'd with them & in the
Interim Remain


Sir
Your Respectfull servant

W Cokayne



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Dr. Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr. Handasyde
May 1784
V. XVI. p.22

Diplomatic Text

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Wooler Maij 5.. 1784

Sir


According to Your Desire, I give You
this Second Report of Mr. Handasyde, Since I had the Honour
to Write You he has Continued Steadily in the Course Prescribed
viz Sweating Every third day, and taking his Diuretik Infusion
four times Each Intermediate Day, but I am sorry to add
that it is without any Visible Good effect - The Swelling
has Increas'd Upwards very Considerably, the Breast - Belly
Back & Loins, are much Increasd, so much as to Occasion
more difficulty of Breathing than before - Legs & Thighs not
much Increas'd but no Alteration in ye Quantity of Water
Pass'd ---- in General Pretty lazy with Regard to Pain Either
in the Bowells or Stomach, No Vomiting, since he left Edinburgh
nor any Return of Violent Pain, but much Weaker - more
Unable to Move about, and begins to Lose his Appetite
He begs me to Inform You that he is Tired of taking the Infusion
not finding any good Effect, but if You still think it necessary
to Persist he will Certainly do it. Mr Handasyde hopes Your



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Excuse in not Writing to you according to Your Wishes & his Desire
but finds himself Unable --- Tho Sudorifick Bolus has Allways
Answer'd the Intention of Sweating, but no other Evacuation; and
the Day he takes it is more Comfortable & Easy, than any other
The Pulse Continue Regular, but Hard & Oppress'd, and A Continued
Drought, Stools much less frequent, till within this day or
two, when having A Particular desire for Butter Milk, and having
drank Pretty plentifully - his Stools have been more frequent
and Large, but very Thin, If You have any further Commands
I shall Esteem it a favor, to be Honor'd with them & in the
Interim Remain


Sir
Your Respectfull servant

W Cokayne



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Dr. Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr. Handasyde
May 1784
V. XVI. p.22

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