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

 

[ID:2526] From: Dr Alexander Taylor (Sanders) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Reverend Colin Gillies (of Paisley) (Patient) / 9 October 1784 / (Incoming)

Letter from Alexander Taylor, concerning the case of Mr Gillies, who has had returns of his ailment. He finds the issue in his head inconvenient, and wonders if a seton in the neck or an issue in the arm would be better.

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FieldData
DOC ID 2526
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1576
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date9 October 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 Alexander Taylor, concerning the case of Mr Gillies, who has had returns of his ailment. He finds the issue in his head inconvenient, and wonders if a seton in the neck or an issue in the arm would be better.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1286]
Case of the Rev. Colin Gillies who has suffered several fainting fits almost like epileptic seizures.
7


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:207]AuthorDr Alexander Taylor (Sanders)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1465]PatientReverend Colin Gillies (of Paisley)
[PERS ID:207]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Taylor (Sanders)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing Paisley Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Paisley Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

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Sir


Since Mr. Gillies saw
you in Edinburgh which was about a
quarter of a year ago he had had
three returns of his ailment
– the
first happened soon after he left
Edinburgh and was pretty severe
and he had two yesterday which
were very moderate – After the last
attack I took 10 ounces of blood from his
arm
because his pulse was strong and
he still continued to be uneasy as



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he commonly does when an attack
is threatened –– he complains much
of his issue on his head giving pain
and finds it very inconvenient on
account of the bathing and he wishes
to know whether a Seton in the neck
or a pea in the arm might not sup¬
ply its place – yesterday during
the first fit
there was some blood
came from the issue and without
any external Violence –– his pulse
to-day beats 76 and is soft and re¬
gular
– his appetite is in general
good; but since his return from
Edinburgh he has kept strictly to a Diet


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of Milk and Vegetables – he takes
the cold bath daily and his medicines
regularly and has now given up
all exertions of Mind in Composing
of sermons having for some time by past
had an Assistant.

I am Sir
Your most humble servant
Alexr. Taylor
Paisley 9 October 1784



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Dr. William Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr Alexr. Taylor
Concerning Mr. Gillies
October 1784.
V. XVI p. 195.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Sir


Since Mr. Gillies saw
you in Edinr. which was about a
quarter of a year ago he had had
three returns of his ailment
– the
first happened soon after he left
Edinr. and was pretty severe
and he had two yesterday which
were very moderate – After the last
attack I took ℥X of blood from his
arm
because his pulse was strong and
he still continued to be uneasy as



[Page 2]

he commonly does when an attack
is threatened –– he complains much
of his issue on his head giving pain
and finds it very inconvenient on
account of the bathing and he wishes
to know whether a Seton in the neck
or a pea in the arm might not sup¬
ply its place – yesterday during
the first fit
there was some blood
came from the issue and without
any external Violence –– his pulse
to-day beats 76 and is soft and re¬
gular
– his appetite is in general
good; but since his return from
Edinr. he has kept strictly to a Diet


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of Milk and Vegetables – he takes
the cold bath daily and his medicines
regularly and has now given up
all exertions of Mind in Composing
of sermons having for some time by past
had an Assistant.

I am Sir
Your most humble servt.
Alexr. Taylor
Paisley 9 Octr. 1784



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Dr. William Cullen
Edinr.


Mr Alexr. Taylor
C Mr. Gillies
Octr. 1784.
V. XVI p. 195.

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