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

 

[ID:3625] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mr Cumberland Reid (of Gogar Bank) (Patient), Mr William Lothian (Patient) / 28? April? 1778? / (Outgoing)

Recipe for Mr Cumberland Reid. Attached, by repair, to a list of complaints of William Lothian [?] and on the reverse a list of suggested treatments. Undated. probably originally enclosed with Document ID:4238. Possibly Cullen's summary notes made after consultations in person.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 3625
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/2513
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date28? April? 1778?
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Recipe for Mr Cumberland Reid. Attached, by repair, to a list of complaints of William Lothian [?] and on the reverse a list of suggested treatments. Undated. probably originally enclosed with Document ID:4238. Possibly Cullen's summary notes made after consultations in person.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1025]
Case of Mr Cumberland Reid whose symptoms are attributed to a gouty disposition.
2
[Case ID:2491]
Case of William Lothian only known from a summary list of symptoms: 'His Skin & complexion, Former Scrophula - Pain of the Side...Pain of his haunch Loss of flesh Sweating' and 'Flushing of Cheeks'.
1


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4754]PatientMr William Lothian
[PERS ID:2255]PatientMr Cumberland Reid (of Gogar Bank)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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

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For Mr Cumberland Reid

Take two drachms each of Gum guaiacum and hard white Sugar. Grind together into a powder, then add one ounce of thick Mucilage of Gum Arabic. Grind again thoroughly and gradually pour in half an ounce of balsamic Syrup and two ounces each of Simple cinnamon Water, peppermint Water and French Brandy. Mix. Label: Antiphlogistic Solution a table spoonfull or two to be taken every night at bedtime shaking the phial very well before pouring out.


1. Occasional Causes
Intemperance.
2. Cold
3. Acescents, Alkalines
4. Crudities
5. Exercise
6. Friction
7. Warm bathing -
8. Moderate sweating
9. Wine Spirits Aromatics
10. Bitters Bark
11 Chalybeates
12. Blisters Issues




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Wm Lothian


His Skin & complexion
Former Scrophula -
Pain of the Side -
Tongue ---
Eyes ---
Spitting ---
Pain of his haunch
Loss of flesh
Sweating -
Flushing of Cheeks
Balsam of Sulphur.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
For Mr Cumberland Reid


Gum. guajac.
Sacchar. alb. duriss. @ ʒij
Terito simul in pulverem dein adde
Mucilag. G. Arabic. crass ℥j
Terito iterum probe et paulatim affunde
Syr. balsam. ℥ſs
Aq. cinnam. Simpl. @
-- menth. pip.
Spir. vin. gallic. @ ℥ij
ℳ. Sig. Antiphlogistic Solution a
table spoonfull or two to be taken
every night at bedtime shaking the
phial very well before pouring out.


1. Occasional Causes
Intemperance.
2. Cold
3. Acescents, Alkalines
4. Crudities
5. Exercise
6. Friction
7. Warm bathing -
8. Moderate sweating
9. Wine Spirits Aromatics
10. Bitters Bark
11 Chalybeates
12. Blisters Issues




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Wm Lothian


His Skin & complexion
Former Scrophula -
Pain of the Side -
Tongue ---
Eyes ---
Spitting ---
Pain of his haunch
Loss of flesh
Sweating -
Flushing of Cheeks
Balsam of Sulphur.

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