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

 

[ID:3474] From: Dr Fotherley Pannell / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr William Bower (Patient) / 7 March 1789 / (Incoming)

Letter from Fotherley Pannell, giving the full case history of William Bower, aged about 27, son of Mr Bower of Scorton. Formerly an attorney's clerk in London, 'living well and rather freely', he 'frequently sacrificed at the shrine of Venus' and contracted gonorrhœa. He had his right hand amputated by Lambert of Newcastle, after a shooting accident c. 1782, and has been in declining health ever since. He is now extremely emaciated, with severe breathing difficulties and cough, as well as digestive symptoms. Pannell had advised him to travel to Edinburgh to consult Cullen, but he is getting worse, according to a letter from his father, received last night and here transcribed for Cullen.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 3474
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/2363
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date7 March 1789
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 Fotherley Pannell, giving the full case history of William Bower, aged about 27, son of Mr Bower of Scorton. Formerly an attorney's clerk in London, 'living well and rather freely', he 'frequently sacrificed at the shrine of Venus' and contracted gonorrhœa. He had his right hand amputated by Lambert of Newcastle, after a shooting accident c. 1782, and has been in declining health ever since. He is now extremely emaciated, with severe breathing difficulties and cough, as well as digestive symptoms. Pannell had advised him to travel to Edinburgh to consult Cullen, but he is getting worse, according to a letter from his father, received last night and here transcribed for Cullen.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

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[Case ID:2293]
Case of Mr William Bower whose long history of ill health is traced back to when he had to have his right hand amputated after a gun he was holding 'burst'.
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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1659]AuthorDr Fotherley Pannell
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4992]PatientMr William Bower
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4997]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr
[PERS ID:81]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Richard Lambert
[PERS ID:1659]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Fotherley Pannell
[PERS ID:4993]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr John Bower (of Scorton)
[PERS ID:4994]OtherMr George Currie (Curry)

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Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Northallerton North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Therapeutic Recommendation Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Scorton Manor Scorton North-East England Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Northallerton North-East England Europe certain

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