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

 

[ID:2573] From: Mr John McKie (Junior) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mrs McKie (Patient) / 10 March 1785 / (Incoming)

Letter from John McKie, concerning the case of Mrs McKie.

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FieldData
DOC ID 2573
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1622
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date10 March 1785
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 John McKie, concerning the case of Mrs McKie.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:793]
Case of Mrs McKie, who in 1781 has had a miscarriage. Correspondence resumes in January 1785 over her cold and cough.
13


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:114]AuthorMr John McKie (Junior)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:113]PatientMrs McKie
[PERS ID:2758]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr McKie
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:114]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr John McKie (Junior)
[PERS ID:114]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr John McKie (Junior)
[PERS ID:2758]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr McKie

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Place of Writing Stranraer Borders Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Stranraer Borders Scotland Europe certain

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Dear Sir


I was duly favoured with yours of 23rd. Ultimo
with your further directions & prescription for Mrs. McKie
she has been taking the pills for some time they sit
perfectly easy upon her stomach & altho the cough
still continues to be very severe accompained with
empty reachings yet I think upon the whole
she is better, she is much freer from sickness
than she was. Her cough is easiest in the evening
& she generally sleeps pretty well, her pluse
highest in the evening
. She sweats very much
during the night. I could wish if you thought
it prudent that something might be ordered
that might lessen it as she complains much
of its being very disagreeable & no doubt
tends to weaken her, she generaly gets up
about miday & then her cough & thirst is
most violent but for the most part gradualy
decreases until bed time when she is pretty
free from both, she drinks nothing but simple
water a little aired or with a toast & her diet
is for the most part milk & bread or milk
with a little porrige



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sometimes a new laid egg to dinner when I first encreased
the dose of pills to two morning & evening I was much
alarmed when I observed soon after her taking them
that her face & arms broke out in larg red
spots, her under lip swelled to a great size
her tongue much swelled & she in an instant
became so hoarse that she could not speak
but without any sickness or uneasy sensation
I however lessend the quantity to one at a time
dor some days & now she takes one & a half a
without any of the above effects & toomorrow
I intend to give her two, I shall be glad to
hear from you so soon as you can & if
you can order something to mitigate the
excessive sweating with any other directions
you may think proper, I have made her put
on a flannell shift next her skin shall be
glad to know if you approve of it
when the cough is very troublesome she thinks
herself the better of a mixture ordered by my
Brother consisting of muc. Gum. Arab: Syr Limon
& few drops Liq Laud: do you approve of it?


I am Dear Sir
Your most humble Servant
John McKie Jun.

Stranraer 10.th of
March 1785



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Dr William Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr. John McKie
March 1785
V. XVI p.333.

Diplomatic Text

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Dear Sir


I was duly favoured with yours of 23rd. Ulto.
with your further directions & prescription for Mrs. McKie
she has been taking the pills for some time they sit
perfectly easy upon her stomach & altho the cough
still continues to be very severe accompained with
empty reachings yet I think upon the whole
she is better, she is much freer from sickness
than she was. Her cough is easiest in the evening
& she generally sleeps pretty well, her pluse
highest in the evening
. She sweats very much
during the night. I could wish if you thought
it prudent that something might be ordered
that might lessen it as she complains much
of its being very disagreeable & no doubt
tends to weaken her, she generaly gets up
about miday & then her cough & thirst is
most violent but for the most part gradualy
decreases until bed time when she is pretty
free from both, she drinks nothing but simple
water a little aired or with a toast & her diet
is for the most part milk & bread or milk
with a little porrige



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sometimes a new laid egg to dinner when I first encreased
the dose of pills to two morning & evening I was much
alarmed when I observed soon after her taking them
that her face & arms broke out in larg red
spots, her under lip swelled to a great size
her tongue much swelled & she in an instant
became so hoarse that she could not speak
but without any sickness or uneasy sensation
I however lessend the quantity to one at a time
dor some days & now she takes one & a half a
without any of the above effects & toomorrow
I intend to give her two, I shall be glad to
hear from you so soon as you can & if
you can order something to mitigate the
excessive sweating with any other directions
you may think proper, I have made her put
on a flannell shift next her skin shall be
glad to know if you approve of it
when the cough is very troublesome she thinks
herself the better of a mixture ordered by my
Brother consisting of muc. Gum. Arab: Syr Limon
& few drops Liq Laud: do you approve of it?


I am Dear Sir
Your mo: hume Ser.t
John McKie Jun.

Stran.r 10.th of
Mar. 1785



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Dr William Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr. John McKie
March 1785
V. XVI p.333.

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