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

 

[ID:3297] From: Reverend Robert Deans (of Crailing) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mrs Elizabeth Deans (Smith) (Patient) / 22 January 1788 / (Incoming)

Letter from Rev. Robert Deans of Crailing, concerning the progress of his wife, Mrs Deans, who is taking a snake-root decoction. They have heard that 'an Indisposition like hers has been raging in many places & carrying off the aged'. He also reports on his wife's nephew, Cullen's former student, Dr Smith, who is now in London, requesting that Cullen send him 'a List of the Books in his Line proper for him to purchase & take with him to Savannah'.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 3297
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/2193
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date22 January 1788
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 Rev. Robert Deans of Crailing, concerning the progress of his wife, Mrs Deans, who is taking a snake-root decoction. They have heard that 'an Indisposition like hers has been raging in many places & carrying off the aged'. He also reports on his wife's nephew, Cullen's former student, Dr Smith, who is now in London, requesting that Cullen send him 'a List of the Books in his Line proper for him to purchase & take with him to Savannah'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1121]
Case of Elizabeth, wife of Rev. Robert Deans of Crailing, who has a chronic sore throat from 1779, and later suffers respiratory ailments.
11


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:5026]AuthorReverend Robert Deans (of Crailing)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5027]PatientMrs Elizabeth Deans
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5041]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendDr John Smith
[PERS ID:5026]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendReverend Robert Deans (of Crailing)
[PERS ID:5042]OtherMr Milligan
[PERS ID:5043]OtherMr Allan

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Crailing Borders Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Savannah Georgia USA North America certain

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Dear Sir


Your esteemed Favour of the 7th Current is be¬
fore me. Mrs Deans's Complaints continue much the same,
only she sleeps rather more of late than for months past,
tho' still but little
. She takes about two Scots Gills of
the snake-root Decoction daily, & could take more if needful,
because she does not dislike simple Bitters which she sees
prepared. We hear that an Indisposition like hers has been
raging in many places & carrying off the aged, excepting
the poorer sort, who could not fare delicately & got soon
into the open air. She therefore wishes to be in it, &
persists in her farinacious Diet. Her Nephew got
safe to London the 15th current, & would be still far¬
ther indebted to you if you could find leisure to send
him (to the Care of Mesrs. Milligan & Allan Merchants
London) a List of the Books in his Line proper
for him to purchase & take with him to Savannah.




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I cannot presume to ask such a Favour, nor was he able to
summon up so much assurance as to hint his Desire in a Letter
from himself before he left this place, tho' he would fain
have done it. I have nothing in my power, that you
would permit, whereby I might testify the grateful
sense I shall always entertain of the many good offices
you have done to myself, my Wife & him, but good wishes
& earnest Prayers for every thing comfortable to you
& your Family; & these shall not be a wanting while
my breath remains.

I have the pleasure to be, with
great Regard & the warmest Gratitude
your much obliged & obedient servant
Robert Deans
Crailing January 22d 1788



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Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh

Diplomatic Text

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Dear Sir


Your esteemed Favour of the 7th Current is be¬
fore me. Mrs Deans's Complaints continue much the same,
only she sleeps rather more of late than for months past,
tho' still but little
. She takes about two Scots Gills of
the snake-root Decoction daily, & could take more if needful,
because she does not dislike simple Bitters which she sees
prepared. We hear that an Indisposition like hers has been
raging in many places & carrying off the aged, excepting
the poorer sort, who could not fare delicately & got soon
into the open air. She therefore wishes to be in it, &
persists in her farinacious Diet. Her Nephew got
safe to London the 15th current, & would be still far¬
ther indebted to you if you could find leisure to send
him (to the Care of Mesrs. Milligan & Allan Merchts.
London) a List of the Books in his Line proper
for him to purchase & take with him to Savannah.




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I cannot presume to ask such a Favour, nor was he able to
summon up so much assurance as to hint his Desire in a Letter
from himself before he left this place, tho' he would fain
have done it. I have nothing in my power, that you
would permit, whereby I might testify the grateful
sense I shall always entertain of the many good offices
you have done to myself, my Wife & him, but good wishes
& earnest Prayers for every thing comfortable to you
& your Family; & these shall not be a wanting while
my breath remains.

I have the pleasure to be, with
great Regard & the warmest Gratitude
your much obliged & obedt. servant
Robert Deans
Crailing Janry. 22d 1788



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Doctor Cullen
Edinr.

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