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

 

[ID:2634] From: Mr Robert Ochiltree / To: Dr Ivie Campbell / Regarding: Miss Campbell (of Dunstaffnage) (Patient) / 27 May 1785 / (Incoming)

Letter from Robert Ochiltree to Ivie Campbell concerning the case of Miss Campbell, and reporting on her improved health.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2634
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1678b
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date27 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, and reporting on her improved health.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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:1241]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Robert Ochiltree
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:336]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Ivie Campbell
[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 certain
Mentioned / Other Inveraray West Highlands Scotland Europe certain

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Dunstaffnage Friday 27th. May 1785

Dear Sir


As Doctor Cullen expected another Report
very soon after his last letter, I ought to have wrote you
before now; but, as our patient was doing well, and as
I expected, by the delay of a few Posts, to give the most
favourable account, and supposing, by not hearing, you
would conclude we were doing well, I hope I may be
excused, especially as I now have the pleasure of asuring
you I think Miss Campbell out of all danger ---


She was not fond of the Vitriolic drops, which
she for some days past has refused entirely, but, for
some time, took them once a day, & the dose was en¬
creased to 50 drops - -- She takes the Chalybeat as directed,
and the dose is now at twenty grains -- ---- She still continues
to take the Laudanum, the daily dose of which, being
gradually diminished, is still about 150 drops -- She has
had no natural evacuation by stool, but that is supplied
by injections, which she is again reconcilled to. -- Her
principal complaint has for some time past been
only some headach; very seldom any other uneasiness --


The Catamenia did not appear last time, but during
that period there was a discharge of blood to about two



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or three Ounces from the root of one of her fore teeth;
Whether that was in consequence of the want of the Other
I cannot say --- It is soon expected again ----


Her appetite is daily encreasing & she takes a
bit of Lamb or Veal with a good dale of Relish --


She now begins to bear the sitting for an hour or
two, in a chair, but her sleep is remarkably little
& very uncertain
-- In short, she is upon the whole
so much better, that I intend leaving her some day
next week, & your next letter will find me at
Inveraray --- I hope to have the pleasure of
hearing you have now got the better of your
severe Rheumatic complaint joins me in best
wishes and I always remain


Dear Sir
Your Most Obedient
humble Servant

Robert Ochiltree



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Mr. Ivie Campbell
at Mr. James Stewarts
Druggist
Edinburgh


Mr. Ochiltree
Concerning Miss Campbell
May 1785
№ xvii. P. 16,27,49,59
130

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Dunstaffnage Friday 27th. May 1785

Dear Sir


As Doctor Cullen expected another Report
very soon after his last letter, I ought to have wrote you
before now; but, as our patient was doing well, and as
I expected, by the delay of a few Posts, to give the most
favourable account, and supposing, by not hearing, you
would conclude we were doing well, I hope I may be
excused, especially as I now have the pleasure of asuring
you I think Miss Campbell out of all danger ---


She was not fond of the Vitriolic drops, which
she for some days past has refused entirely, but, for
some time, took them once a day, & the dose was en¬
creased to gtt. 50 - -- She takes the Chalybeat as directed,
and the dose is now at gr xx -- ---- She still continues
to take the Laudanum, the daily dose of which, being
gradually diminished, is still about gtt. 150 -- She has
had no natural evacuation by stool, but that is supplied
by injections, which she is again reconcilled to. -- Her
principal complaint has for some time past been
only some headach; very seldom any other uneasiness --


The Catamenia did not appear last time, but during
that period there was a discharge of blood to about two



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or three Ounces from the root of one of her fore teeth;
Whether that was in consequence of the want of the Other
I cannot say --- It is soon expected again ----


Her appetite is daily encreasing & she takes a
bit of Lamb or Veal with a good dale of Relish --


She now begins to bear the sitting for an hour or
two, in a chair, but her sleep is remarkably little
& very uncertain
-- In short, she is upon the whole
so much better, that I intend leaving her some day
next week, & your next letter will find me at
Inveraray --- I hope to have the pleasure of
hearing you have now got the better of your
severe Rheumatic complaint joins me in best
wishes and I always remain


Dear Sir
Your Most Obedient
humble Servant

Robert Ochiltree



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Mr. Ivie Campbell
at Mr. James Stewarts
Druggist
Edinr.


Mr. Ochiltree
C. Miss Campbell
May 1785
№ xvii. P. 16,27,49,59
130

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