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

 

[ID:2503] From: Miss Margaret Ferguson (Fergusson) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Margaret Ferguson (Fergusson) (Patient), Mrs Ferguson (Patient) / 27 August 1784 / (Incoming)

Letter from Margaret Ferguson, concerning her own case and that of her mother. Miss Ferguson reports that the swelling of her mother's legs has increased and that the eruption on her face 'is as bad as ever'. Her writing also contains phonetic spellings.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2503
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1555
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date27 August 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 Margaret Ferguson, concerning her own case and that of her mother. Miss Ferguson reports that the swelling of her mother's legs has increased and that the eruption on her face 'is as bad as ever'. Her writing also contains phonetic spellings.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1678]
Case of Miss Margaret Ferguson who is being treated for an 'eruption' on her face for which she is employing an ointment and decoction.
8
[Case ID:2269]
Case of Mrs Mary Ferguson's mother at Dunfermline who has swollen legs and feet.
4


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:3340]AuthorMiss Margaret Ferguson (Fergusson)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3340]PatientMiss Margaret Ferguson (Fergusson)
[PERS ID:3347]PatientMrs Ferguson
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3393]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendColonel Ferguson
[PERS ID:3347]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Ferguson

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing St Catherine (Caithrine) Dunfermline Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Dunfermline Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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St, Caithrines Dunfermline 27th.
August 1784
Sir


When I last did my self the favour of writting
yow I thought longe before this time to had the pleasure of
seeing yow but mama his been so very sevairly distressed
by the compleints I formerly acequainted yow with
that this with my own sivaer Indesposition his confin¬
ed me and now I shal be obliged to pospon my comming
to toun or my brother Colonel Ferguson arive whoe wee
Expect Very soon heire wher pleause god I shal
have the pleasure of seeing yow and making a
sutable returne to al yow favours and the trouble
yow have been so good as take in the mine time
as yow are fully acquain with our compleints
it wil be an additinal mark of your goodness
if yow wil pleause favour use with your adv¬
ice as to any thing yow may judge proper to
give use some Relife the swelling in my mothers
limbs is Incress to a great degriee and the Eruption
on my
face is as bad as ever theerefor the favour



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of your advice wil be Very oblidging and
most greatfully acknouledged by Sir


Your much obliged Servant
Margeret Ferguson



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Dr.
Cullen
Edinburgh


Mrs. Margt. Ferguson
August 1784

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St, Caithrines Dunfermline 27th.
August 1784
Sir


When I last did my self the favour of writting
yow I thought longe before this time to had the pleasure of
seeing yow but mama his been so very sevairly distressed
by the compleints I formerly acequainted yow with
that this with my own sivaer Indesposition his confin¬
ed me and now I shal be obliged to pospon my comming
to toun or my brother Col: Ferguson arive whoe wee
Expect Very soon heire wher pleause god I shal
have the pleasure of seeing yow and making a
sutable returne to al yow favours and the trouble
yow have been so good as take in the mine time
as yow are fully acquain with our compleints
it wil be an additinal mark of your goodness
if yow wil pleause favour use with your adv¬
ice as to any thing yow may judge proper to
give use some Relife the swelling in my mothers
limbs is Incress to a great degriee and the Eruption
on my
face is as bad as ever theerefor the favour



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of your advice wil be Very oblidging and
most greatfully acknouledged by Sir


Your much obliged Sert:
Margeret Ferguson



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Dr.
Cullen
Edinr:


Mrs. Margt. Ferguson
Augt. 1784

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