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[ID:2609] From: Mr Robert Ochiltree / To: Dr Ivie Campbell / Regarding: Miss Campbell (of Dunstaffnage) (Patient) / 2 May 1785 / (Incoming)

Letter from Robert Ochiltree to Ivie Campbell, concerning the case of Miss Campbell whose 'spasmodic fits' have ceased with the use of opiates.

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FieldData
DOC ID 2609
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1655
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date2 May 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 Robert Ochiltree to Ivie Campbell, concerning the case of Miss Campbell whose 'spasmodic fits' have ceased with the use of opiates.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:512]
Case of Miss Campbell of Dunstaffnage who is suffering from severe headaches and pains in her side since developing an ulcer after ignoring a scratch on her shin.
15


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1241]AuthorMr Robert Ochiltree
[PERS ID:336]AddresseeDr Ivie Campbell
[PERS ID:2705]PatientMiss Campbell (of Dunstaffnage)
[PERS ID:336]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Ivie Campbell
[PERS ID:1241]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Robert Ochiltree
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2709]OtherMr James Stewart

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Dunstaffnage Castle Oban West Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place of Handstamp Inveraray West Highlands Scotland Europe certain

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Dunstaffnage 2d. May 1785

Dear Sir


I wrote you on Monday last an
Account of Miss Campbells case up to that day; since
which time, she has had no return of the spasmodic fits,
and as she has been ever since much in the same way,
I believe a particular detail will be unnecessary --
I could not prevail with her to take more Musk, but
the Opiate has been continued in nearly the same doses
as I mentioned in my last - Her Jaw, which had a
degree of spasm on it from the first seizure, has been
all last week free of it. her fingers, which before were
bent & stiffish, are now as easy & supple as ever -
she has hardly any pain in the stomach, & but a
little motion in it; her headach not so violent,
her principal Complaint is a sickness & Languor,
Which I fancy is owing to the large quantity of Opium
taken - she has sometimes twitches & startling in her
legs & Arms -- The Catamenia, expected for three days past,
not yet appeared -- this Morning took three laxative pills,
vomited in a few hours after, & her stomach is more
pained -- sleeps very little & that much disturbed --
has sometimes a little inclination to eat, & takes



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a small bit of Biskit & Marmalade - pulse in general
as usual from about 60 to 70 or 75
- she cannot
raise her head without a faintness, & is so weak her
bed could not be made but once this fortnight past.


As the Spasm is now reduced, if not entirely
removed, I suppose the Doctor will order the other
set of Medicines he proposed - Untill I receive
further instructions I shall continue the Laudanum
but believe I might diminish the dose a little, to releive
the severe sickness she is oppressed with; And
encourage her to take some nourishment ---


I will expect to hear from you soon ----


I hope your Rheumatic complaint is removed.


I am Dear Sir
Your Most Obedient Servant

Robert Ochiltree



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Mr. Ivie Campbell
Care of Mr. James Stewart
Druggist
Edinburgh


Miss Campbell
of Dunstaffnage
May 1785
V. XVII. P.59

Diplomatic Text

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Dunstaffnage 2d. May 1785

Dear Sir


I wrote you on Monday last an
Account of Miss Campbells case up to that day; since
which time, she has had no return of the spasmodic fits,
and as she has been ever since much in the same way,
I believe a particular detail will be unnecessary --
I could not prevail with her to take more Musk, but
the Opiate has been continued in nearly the same doses
as I mentioned in my last - Her Jaw, which had a
degree of spasm on it from the first seizure, has been
all last week free of it. her fingers, which before were
bent & stiffish, are now as easy & supple as ever -
she has hardly any pain in the stomach, & but a
little motion in it; her headach not so violent,
her principal Complaint is a sickness & Languor,
Which I fancy is owing to the large quantity of Opium
taken - she has sometimes twitches & startling in her
legs & Arms -- The Catamenia, expected for three days past,
not yet appeared -- this Morning took three laxative pills,
vomited in a few hours after, & her stomach is more
pained -- sleeps very little & that much disturbed --
has sometimes a little inclination to eat, & takes



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a small bit of Biskit & Marmalade - pulse in general
as usual from about 60 to 70 or 75
- she cannot
raise her head without a faintness, & is so weak her
bed could not be made but once this fortnight past.


As the Spasm is now reduced, if not entirely
removed, I suppose the Doctor will order the other
set of Medicines he proposed - Untill I receive
further instructions I shall continue the Laudanum
but believe I might diminish the dose a little, to releive
the severe sickness she is oppressed with; And
encourage her to take some nourishment ---


I will expect to hear from you soon ----


I hope your Rheumatic complaint is removed.


I am Dear Sir
Your Most Obedt. Servant

Robert Ochiltree



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Mr. Ivie Campbell
Care of Mr. James Stewart
Druggist
Edinr.


Miss Campbell
of Dunstaffnage
May 1785
V. XVII. P.59

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