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

 

[ID:3859] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Anonymous / Regarding: Miss Elizabeth Charlotte? Balmain (Patient) / 16 July 1776 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Miss Balmain'

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FieldData
DOC ID 3859
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/7/80
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date16 July 1776
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 Miss Balmain'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:802]
Case of Miss Balmain who in 1776 has a tumour under her chin and by 1778 has similar complaints but also a cough and swelling below her ear (see later Case in 1780).
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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2284]Addressee
[PERS ID:881]PatientMiss Elizabeth Charlotte? Balmain
[PERS ID:2284]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / Apothecary
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Falkirk Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain

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For Miss Balmain


Upon going to the country to continue the same solution
but in less quantity & instead of water to take it in about
half a muchkin of new drawn cow milk whey. In
this way it will be more Laxative. I do not desire it
should purge her, but only keep her body open.


In the Country to keep ↑to↑ much the same diet she has
done hitherto. To have some broth & a bit of meat
every day at dinner, but must not take a full
meal of animal food. Make it up with Pudding & ↑or↑ vegetables.
She may a good deal of the last while ↑they come↑ in season, &
continue young & tender. No fish Eggs or Cheese.
Little supper. & milk meal only as bread barley
rice or sago with milk. At Breakfast, weak tea.
with Bread & butter, but the last in Moderate quantity.
Her tea should be Bohea, but even to it I prefer
Cocoa tea. ------- Her drink Plain water



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Barley water or thin gruel. No kind of malt liqueur
At Dinner half a Glass of wine, Claret Sherry or
Lisbon or she may have half a glass of punch that
has not much lemon in it. -- The chief benefit from the country is by being much in the fresh Air, providing
she can
avoid cold. She should go out twice a day in
a carriage or on Horseback. I prefer the latter, if
she can bear to be carried either before or behind a
man. Must be secured against rain, or at least
against much of it. Must not be exposed to a hot
Sun. I hope the tumors under her skin, may be
discussed by the medicine & management we have
proposed but to favour it still farther I have
enclosed a prescription which may be got at Falkirk
- it is for liqueur with which the Tumour is to be bathed
twice a day. Before using it, a little of it in a tea
cup is to be set in warm water, till the cold air
is well of it, but ↑is↑ not to be made warm.


Edinburgh 16th July
1776
Willm. Cullen

For Miss Balmain

Take eight ounces of rose water, half an ounce of vinegar distillate, two scruples of sugar of lead. Dissolve, and strain through paper. Label Discutient Solution for bathing the Chin

16th July 1776
W. C.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
For Miss Balmain


Upon going to ye country to continue ye same solution
but in less quantity & instead of water to take it in about
half a muchkin of new drawn cow milk whey. In
this way it will be more Laxative. I do not desire it
should purge her, but only keep her body open.


In ye Country to keep ↑to↑ much ye same diet she has
done hitherto. To have some broth & a bit of meat
every day at dinner, but must not take a full
meal of animal food. Make it up wt Pudding & ↑or↑ vegetables.
She may a good deal of ye last while ↑they come↑ in season, &
continue young & tender. No fish Eggs or Cheese.
Little supper. & milk meal only as bread barley
rice or sago wt milk. At Breakfast, weak tea.
wt Bread & butter, but ye last in Moderate quantity.
Her tea should be Bohea, but even to it I prefer
Cocoa tea. ------- Her drink Plain water



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Barley water or thin gruel. No kind of malt liqr.
At Dinner half a Glass of wine, Claret Sherry or
Lisbon or she may have half a glass of punch yt
has not mc lemon in it. -- The chief benefit fm.
ye count. is by being much in ye fresh Air, providing
she can
avoid cold. She should go out twice a day in
a carriage or on Horseback. I prefer ye latter, if
she can bear to be carried either before or behind a
man. Must be secured against rain, or at least
against mch. of it. Must not be exposed to a hot
Sun. I hope ye tumors under her skin, may be
discussed by ye medicine & management we have
proposed but to favr. it still farther I have
enclosed a prescription wc. may be got at Falkirk
- it is for liqr. wt wc ye Tumour is to be bathed
twice a day. Before using it, a little of it in a tea
cup is to be set in warm water, till ye cold air
is well of it, but ↑is↑ not to be made warm.


Edinr 16th July
1776
Willm. Cullen

For Miss Balmain


Aq. rosar. ℥viij
Acet. distillat. ℥ſs.
Sach. Saturn ℈ij
Solve et per chartam cola
S. Discutient Solution for bathing the Chin

16th July 1776
W. C.

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