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

 

[ID:3709] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr John Alves / Regarding: Mr Hugh Fraser (Patient) / November? 1774? / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Dr Alves about Mr Fraser', advising on obstructions to the liver and other viscera. Cullen pronounces the case 'unfavourable' but 'Nunquam desperandum'. He recommends use of cicuta and keeping his belly open.

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FieldData
DOC ID 3709
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/4/34
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
DateNovember? 1774?
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'Dr Alves about Mr Fraser', advising on obstructions to the liver and other viscera. Cullen pronounces the case 'unfavourable' but 'Nunquam desperandum'. He recommends use of cicuta and keeping his belly open.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:434]
Case of Hugh Fraser who has a very serious abdominal condition.
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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:148]AddresseeDr John Alves
[PERS ID:581]PatientMr Hugh Fraser
[PERS ID:148]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Alves
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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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
Destination of Letter Inverness North Highlands Scotland Europe inferred

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Dr Alves about Mr Fraser.


His case unfavourable


Liver & other Viscera seem obstructed very
difficult to resolve them – Never to be despaired of.
Regenerated Tartar, very proper & to be continued ––


Pyrmont water, little to be hoped from it.
& the bulk of liquor bad. ––


The Cicuta – begin in a small dose & increa¬
sed very fast, till it has some sensible effect.
Attention to the state of his belly, & if his
stomach
bears them his belly to be kept open
with pills 3 parts Soap & one of powdered
Wormwood


Every morning his legs rubbed with fumigated
flannel. –


While his appetite is bad, he may take any
kind of food. – & he may take several glasses
of Punch of rum or Whisky. ––


Decie Thirst to be decieved with some acid in his
mouth

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Dr Alves about Mr Fraser.


His case unfavourable


Liver & other Viscera seem obstructed very
difficult to resolve them – Nunquam desperandum.
Regd Tartar, very proper & to be contd. ––


Pyrmont water, little to be hoped from it.
& the bulk of liquor bad. ––


The Cicuta – begin in a small dose & increa¬
sed very fast, till it has some sensible effect.
Attention to the state of his belly, & if his
stomach
bears them his belly to be kept open
with pills 3 parts Soap & one of powdered
Wormwood


Every morng his legs rubbed with fumigated
flannel. –


While his appetite is bad, he may take any
kind of food. – & he may take several glasses
of Punch of rum or Whisky. ––


Decie Thirst to be decieved with some acid in his
mouth

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