Cullen

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

 

[ID:3715] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: John Whyte / Regarding: Mr Spittall (Spittel) (Patient) / 31 December 1774 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Mr Spittal',. Cross-referencing with ID:3722 implies it is addressed to John Whyte. A case of 'mania'.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 3715
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/4/40
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date31 December 1774
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 Reply 'For Mr Spittal',. Cross-referencing with ID:3722 implies it is addressed to John Whyte. A case of 'mania'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:179]
Case of Mr Spittal, annotated 'Mania'.
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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:487]Addressee John Whyte
[PERS ID:1331]PatientMr Spittall (Spittel)
[PERS ID:487]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / Apothecary John Whyte
[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 Dysart Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred

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For Mr Spittal
Sir


I have considered very fully Mr Spittles case
but from various interruptions &cc. but I send you one
prescription in which I have yet every confidence & you must depend
upon directions with respect to every particular of his conduct by
next post. I have proposed a dose but that must be
increased or diminished as you faind it answer
in giving him one stool every day & no more.

W.C.
Edinburgh December 31
For Mr. Spittal.

Take two ounces of Soluble Tartar, six drachms of Spanish Sea Salt, two ounces of pure Cinnamon water, two ounces of Spring water; Dissolve and strain. Label: Aperient solution two table spoonfulls to be mixed with half a mutchkin of Spring water & taken at two draughts every morning.

W.C.
Edinburgh December 31. 1774.

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For Mr Spittal
Sir


I have considered very fully Mr Spittles case
but fm vars interrupts &cc. but I send you one
prescriptn in wc I have yt every confidence & you m dep.
up. directs w resp. to ev. partic. of his conduct by
next post. I have proposed a dose bt yt must be
increased or diminished as you faind it answer
in giving him one stool ev d. & no more.

W.C.
Edinr. Decr. 31
For Mr. Spittal.


Tart. solubil. ℥ij Sal. mar Hisp. ʒvj
Aq. cinnam. simpl. ℥ij Aq. font ℥ij
Solve & cola. Signa. Aperient solution two table
spoonfulls to be mixed w half a mutchkin of Spring
water & taken at two draughts every morning.

W.C.
Edinr. Decr. 31. 1774.

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