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[ID:2859] Case Note / Regarding: Miss Ann Cook (Patient) / 8? July 1786 / (Incoming)

Case note concerning Miss A. (Ann) Cook, who 'had very good health & spirits till two or three years ago when she began to complain of the same symptoms as her brother', Edward Cook of Togston. She has had a 'nettle sting' rash, hysteria, weight loss, and now has notably swollen neck glands. The writer (probably her surgeon and brother-in-law, Andrew Fogo, according to Doc ID 5306) warns that 'The constitution of the family is particularly delicate'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 2859
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1894a
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date8? July 1786
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Case note concerning Miss A. (Ann) Cook, who 'had very good health & spirits till two or three years ago when she began to complain of the same symptoms as her brother', Edward Cook of Togston. She has had a 'nettle sting' rash, hysteria, weight loss, and now has notably swollen neck glands. The writer (probably her surgeon and brother-in-law, Andrew Fogo, according to Doc ID 5306) warns that 'The constitution of the family is particularly delicate'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:2557]
Case of Miss Ann Cook, who has swollen neck glands.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:3638]AuthorMr Andrew Fogo (Foggo )
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3548]PatientMiss Ann Cook
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3634]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr
[PERS ID:3638]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Andrew Fogo (Foggo )
[PERS ID:3547]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Edward Cook (of Togston)
[PERS ID:3638]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Andrew Fogo (Foggo )

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Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Warkworth North-East England Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred

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Miss A. Cook Sister of Mr Cook had very
good health & Spirits till two or three years ago
when she began to Complain of the Same Symptoms
as her brother – Such as pains in the Stomach
grew Slender – had fits of the Hysterical kind
which would be brought on by surprise, fatigue,
or even laughing more than common ––


Had an eruption about two years ago which
the Physician who attended called a Nettle Sting
it continued many months going & Coming ––


The complaints at present are obstructions in
Several of the
glands on one side of the Neck -
Weakness – the Catamenia returning too soon &
not at regular times – Pains in the Stomach and



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Bowels & other Symptoms peculiar to the family
there is no hereditary schrophula in the family –
the Swellings have appeared & disappeared
several times – but have never been so large
as at present – they seem to Alternate with
the pains &cc of the Stomachthe Nettle sting
has never appeared since the Swelling appeared
The constitution of the family is particularly
delicate as Such youll pardon me when I hint
to you that any Alteratives that may be thought
necessary must be as mild as possible as the
stomach & Bowels of the family will not bear
any rough medicines – the Only medicines
Miss Cook has taken lately are Stomachics such
as her brothers with fœtids at times & a


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Strengthning Decoction of Cort. granat. fl. Balaust
Cortex & Cinnam. boild in milk which had a
very good effect in general – has begun lately
to take a little of the Antimonial Wine




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Miss. A. Cook
July 1786
V. XVIII. p. 211

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Miss A. Cook Sister of Mr Cook had very
good health & Spirits till two or three years ago
when she began to Complain of the Same Symptoms
as her brother – Such as pains in the Stomach
grew Slender – had fits of the Hysterical kind
which would be brought on by surprise, fatigue,
or even laughing more than common ––


Had an eruption about two years ago which
the Physician who attended called a Nettle Sting
it continued many months going & Coming ––


The complaints at present are obstructions in
Several of the
glands on one side of the Neck -
Weakness – the Catamenia returning too soon &
not at regular times – Pains in the Stomach and



[Page 2]

Bowels & other Symptoms peculiar to the family
there is no hereditary schrophula in the family –
the Swellings have appeared & disappeared
several times – but have never been so large
as at present – they seem to Alternate with
the pains &cc of the Stomachthe Nettle sting
has never appeared since the Swelling appeared
The constitution of the family is particularly
delicate as Such youll pardon me when I hint
to you that any Alteratives that may be thought
necessary must be as mild as possible as the
stomach & Bowels of the family will not bear
any rough medicines – the Only medicines
Miss Cook has taken lately are Stomachics such
as her brothers with fœtids at times & a


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Strengthning Decoction of Cort. granat. fl. Balaust
Cortex & Cinnam. boild in milk which had a
very good effect in general – has begun lately
to take a little of the Antimonial Wine




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Miss. A. Cook
July 1786
V. XVIII. p. 211

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