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

 

[ID:3196] From: Dr Henry Luxmoore / To: Mr Luxmore / Regarding: Mary Lymbear (Patient) / July 1787 / (Incoming)

Case of Mary Lymbeart [Lambert?]. Addressed to Mrs Luxmoore at Miss Edwardes, Park Place, Edinburgh. He asks the addressee to consult Cullen. Letter is missing the top half of the first page , which mentions a disembowelling during a duel. Undated. Seems to be a father addressing a son, as the writer refers to himself as 'allways affectionate father'. The addressee could be Mr Luxmoore.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 3196
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/2097
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
DateJuly 1787
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Case of Mary Lymbeart [Lambert?]. Addressed to Mrs Luxmoore at Miss Edwardes, Park Place, Edinburgh. He asks the addressee to consult Cullen. Letter is missing the top half of the first page , which mentions a disembowelling during a duel. Undated. Seems to be a father addressing a son, as the writer refers to himself as 'allways affectionate father'. The addressee could be Mr Luxmoore.
Manuscript Incomplete? Yes
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:2058]
Case of Mary Lymbear [Lambert?] who vomits soon after eating.
2


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:5730]AuthorDr Henry Luxmoore
[PERS ID:5733]AddresseeMr Luxmore
[PERS ID:5728]Patient Mary Lymbear
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5730]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Henry Luxmoore
[PERS ID:5729]OtherMiss Edward
[PERS ID:5731]Other J Elford
[PERS ID:5732]Other Thomas Heberden

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Miss Edward's, Park Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Bridestowe South-West England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Cornwall South-West England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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{illeg}
you had {illeg} your {illeg} gave
rise to a Paragraph we had in
the public Papers - expressive of a
rencounter between two Students of
Physic - that one received a wound in
the Belly through which his Bowels
{illeg} projected - and that his
antagonist and the two seconds had
absconded - I predicted that you was
rather one of the Principals or seconds




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{illeg}
What quantity of the juice
of coltsfoot does Dr Cullen recom¬
mend for a Dose - how often repeated
and have prepared?


Mary Lymbear's
complaint is a constant vomiting
about an hour after eating - but without
pain or sickness - Her catamenia
are copious
and frequent in their



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Return - once a fortnight for
Instance - a prevalent acid affects
her stomach - Gullet & mouth after
vomiting - She is costive - and
rather avoids eating, to prevent
vomiting
, rather than from
want of appetite -


I write in haste
to save the Post, being but just
return'd from a fourteen miles
Ride in a meridian Sun
and must start again in
the afternoon - J: Elford
is here, He & the Rector of
Bridestowe have been
through Cornwall the
last Fortnight - we all
join in our best love - And


I am My Dear Doctors!
allways affectionate Father
Henry Luxmoore


you'll write me as soon as you've
consulted Dr Cullen - Pray does he
or your surgeons, recommend
any external application of the
Cicuta --- in strumous cases?




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Mr Luxmoore
Miss Edwarde's
Park Place
Edinburgh


Mr. Luxmore
Concerning Mary Lymbeart
July 1787
V. XIX. P. 783.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]


{illeg}
you had {illeg} your {illeg} gave
rise to a Paragraph we had in
the public Papers - expressive of a
rencounter between two Students of
Physic - that one rec'd a wound in
the Belly through which his Bowels
{illeg} projected - and that his
antagonist and the two seconds had
absconded - I predicted that you was
rather one of the Principals or seconds




[Page 2]


{illeg}
What quantity of the juice
of coltsfoot does Dr Cullen recom¬
mend for a Dose - how often repeated
and have prepared?


Mary Lymbear's
complaint is a constant vomiting
abt an hour after eating - but without
pain or sickness - Her catamenia
are copious
and frequent in their



[Page 3]

Return - once a fortnight for
Instance - a prevalent acid affects
her stomach - Gullet & mouth after
vomiting - She is costive - and
rather avoids eating, to prevent
vomiting
, rather than from
want of appetite -


I write in haste
to save the Post, being but just
return'd from a fourteen miles
Ride in a meridian Sun
and must start again in
the afternoon - J: Elford
is here, He & the Rector of
Bridestowe have been
through Cornwall the
last Fortnight - we all
join in our best love - And


I am My Dear Doctors!
allways affc. Father
Henry Luxmoore


you'll write me as soon as you've
consulted Dr Cullen - Pray does he
or your surgeons, recommend
any external application of the
Cicuta --- in strumous cases?




[Page 4]


Mr Luxmoore
Miss Edwarde's
Park Place
Edinburgh


Mr. Luxmore
C. Mary Lymbeart
July 1787
V. XIX. P. 783.

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