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

 

[ID:2644] From: Mr David Erskine / To: Mr Alexander Wood / Regarding: Mr Patrick Murray (of Simprim; of Meigle) (Patient) / 22 June 1785 / (Incoming)

Letter from David Erskine to Alexander Wood, concerning the case of Patrick Murray, a patient Cullen and Wood had visited in February of 1783. Murray had a speech defect at the time, which is 'by no means removed', and '[h]is tutors therefore direct me to beg that Dr Cullen and you would again visit Mr Murray and acquaint me whether you think that Mr. Murray can now be sent to Mr. Braidwood or Mr. Telfer or elsewhere in England for the Cure of his Stammering'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 2644
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1686
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date22 June 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 David Erskine to Alexander Wood, concerning the case of Patrick Murray, a patient Cullen and Wood had visited in February of 1783. Murray had a speech defect at the time, which is 'by no means removed', and '[h]is tutors therefore direct me to beg that Dr Cullen and you would again visit Mr Murray and acquaint me whether you think that Mr. Murray can now be sent to Mr. Braidwood or Mr. Telfer or elsewhere in England for the Cure of his Stammering'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1836]
Case of Patrick Murray who has a 'speech defect' (a stammer).
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:4501]AuthorMr David Erskine
[PERS ID:588]AddresseeMr Alexander Wood
[PERS ID:1952]PatientMr Patrick Murray (of Simprim; of Meigle)
[PERS ID:4498]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Robertson
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:588]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Alexander Wood
[PERS ID:4499]OtherMr Telfer
[PERS ID:4502]OtherMrs Williams
[PERS ID:1062]OtherMr Thomas Braidwood

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Place of Writing Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Simprim Borders Scotland Europe certain

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Edinburgh 22. June 1785 -
Dear Sir


You will remember that in February 1783 Dr.
Cullen and you visited Mr. Patrick Murray of Simprim to give your Opinion
with regard to his health and the defect in his Speech, And you then thought
that as his Constitution was not strong enough for the Bustle of a public
school which might encrease his Stammering it would be more proper
for him to Continue under the Attention of persons at home untill he should
acquire more strength -------


Mr. Murray since that time has gained Strength, But the defect in
his Speech
is by no means removed; His tutors therefore direct me to beg
that Dr. Cullen and you would again visit Mr. Murray and acquaint me
Whether you think that Mr. Murray can now be sent to Mr. Braidwood
or Mr. Telfer or elsewhere in England for the Cure of his Stammering with¬
out Mrs. Williams's immediate attendance, Or what other method you
think the tutors can with safety and propriety follow to Rid Mr.
Murray of so disagreeable and inconvenient a failing


As Mr. Robertson who presently attends Mr. Murray is well
acquainted with his Constitution You may consider how far it might




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be proper to send him along with Mr. Murray to superintend not only
his Education but also his diet and exercise I am


Dear Sir
Your most humble Servant
David Erskine



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Mr. Alexr. Wood, Surgeon
Edinburgh


Mr. David Erskine
Concerning Mr. Murray

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Edinburgh 22. June 1785 -
Dear Sir


You will remember that in February 1783 Dr.
Cullen and you visited Mr. Patrick Murray of Simprim to give your Opinion
with regard to his health and the defect in his Speech, And you then thought
that as his Constitution was not strong enough for the Bustle of a public
school which might encrease his Stammering it would be more proper
for him to Continue under the Attention of persons at home untill he should
acquire more strength -------


Mr. Murray since that time has gained Strength, But the defect in
his Speech
is by no means removed; His tutors therefore direct me to beg
that Dr. Cullen and you would again visit Mr. Murray and acquaint me
Whether you think that Mr. Murray can now be sent to Mr. Braidwood
or Mr. Telfer or elsewhere in England for the Cure of his Stammering with¬
out Mrs. Williams's immediate attendance, Or what other method you
think the tutors can with safety and propriety follow to Rid Mr.
Murray of so disagreeable and inconvenient a failing


As Mr. Robertson who presently attends Mr. Murray is well
acquainted with his Constitution You may consider how far it might




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be proper to send him along with Mr. Murray to superintend not only
his Education but also his diet and exercise I am


Dr. Sir
Your most humble Serv.
David Erskine



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Mr. Alexr. Wood, Surgeon
Edinburgh


Mr. David Erskine
C. Mr. Murray

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