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

 

[ID:277] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Joseph Harris / Regarding: Miss Stanger (Patient), Miss Hannah Stanger (Patient) / 24 February 1782 / (Outgoing)

Reply to Joseph Harris, concerning ongoing case of Miss Stanger who is suspected of having a cancer in her uterus. Also mentions the case of the 'other Miss Stanger' [Hannah] who has an eye condition. Cullen adds 'compliments to Dr R Dixon'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 277
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/14/166
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date24 February 1782
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply to Joseph Harris, concerning ongoing case of Miss Stanger who is suspected of having a cancer in her uterus. Also mentions the case of the 'other Miss Stanger' [Hannah] who has an eye condition. Cullen adds 'compliments to Dr R Dixon'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:299]
Case Miss Stanger [sister? of Hannah Stanger] , whose uterine disorder is attributed to a general debility.
4
[Case ID:2270]
Case of Miss Hannah Stanger who has an eye inflammation.
4


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:214]AddresseeMr Joseph Harris
[PERS ID:2714]PatientMiss Stanger
[PERS ID:2729]PatientMiss Hannah Stanger
[PERS ID:2728]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Richard Dixon (Dickson)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:214]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Joseph Harris

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Whitehaven North-West England Europe inferred

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Miss Stanger

Dear Sir


I was favoured with yours this day and
Send my answer by the very first post which Sets out tomorrow
morning, preferring this case from D.r Dixons Several
pieces of other business.


Tho I have given this dispatch to my advice I am
sorry to have much doubt of its efficacy for it appears to me
that there is a cancer in the uterus and I have met with
as I mention in my advice.


I am sorry to find you have made so little progress
with Miss Stanger but the Season has been much against
you and I hope you Shall do better hereafter you very
properly propose to add the caustic alkali to the oils I
prescribed but I am not Sorry to find that neither this nor
the electricity have yet been employed and if the [impatience?]
of the lady and her friends will admit it I shall be
glad that both remedies are delayed till the Season Shall



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be a little more advanced or become much milder.


For the other Miss Stanger let her every morning
dip her face in a balm of cold water and while her eyes are
under the eyes are under the water let her open her eyelids
as fully as She can So as to admit the water to the ball of the
eye
. This may Seem to be a Simple remedy but I have often
found it usefull in mending weakness & obviating inflammation
Presenting most respectfull Compliments to Dr R. Dixon
and believe me to be always


Dear Sir
yours most faithfully

William Cullen

Edinburgh 24.th February
1782.

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Miss Stanger

Dear Sir


I was favoured with yours this day and
Send my answer by the very first post which Sets out tomorrow
morning, preferring this case from D.r Dixons Several
pieces of other business.


Tho I have given this dispatch to my advice I am
sorry to have much doubt of its efficacy for it appears to me
that there is a cancer in the uterus and I have met with
as I mention in my advice.


I am sorry to find you have made so little progress
with Miss Stanger but the Season has been much against
you and I hope you Shall do better hereafter you very
properly propose to add the caustic alkali to the oils I
prescribed but I am not Sorry to find that neither this nor
the electricity have yet been employed and if the [impatience?]
of the lady and her friends will admit it I shall be
glad that both remedies are delayed till the Season Shall



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be a little more advanced or become much milder.


For the other Miss Stanger let her every morning
dip her face in a balm of cold water and while her eyes are
under the eyes are under the water let her open her eyelids
as fully as She can So as to admit the water to the ball of the
eye
. This may Seem to be a Simple remedy but I have often
found it usefull in mending weakness & obviating inflammation
Presenting most respectfull Compliments to Dr R. Dixon
and believe me to be always


Dear Sir
yours most faithfully

William Cullen

Edin.r 24.th Feb.ry
1782.

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