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

 

[ID:3863] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch) / Regarding: Mr Alexander Spalding Gordon (Spalding, of The Holme & Shirmers) (Patient) / 13 July 1776 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'For Mr S. Gordon' identified as being addressed to Dr John Gilchrist

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FieldData
DOC ID 3863
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/7/84
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date13 July 1776
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, 'For Mr S. Gordon' identified as being addressed to Dr John Gilchrist
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:4]
Case of Mr Alexander Spalding Gordon who has a venereal infection in 1775; in 1776 he has a swollen ankle and toe assumed to be gouty; and in 1784 he is suffering from the after-effects of an accidental pistol wound.
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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:115]AddresseeDr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[PERS ID:629]PatientMr Alexander Spalding Gordon (Spalding, of The Holme & Shirmers)
[PERS ID:115]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[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
Destination of Letter Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe inferred

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For Mr S. Gordon.


By the journal received last week yesterday, it appears
to me Mrs Spalding is in every respect better, but
the journal is not so full as I could ↑have↑ wished. There
is no further accounts of the Effects of the Castor Oil.
There is no mention whether the Laudanum has been
tried or not, & there is no notice taken of his having
tried a little more Claret, or a little more animal
food. However I have nothing to say but to desire
an attention to former directions & particularly as he
bears being a little in the open Air; that pains be taken
to carry that as far as his Strength & the weather will allow;
Let it be done by degrees & I trust to his getting very
Soon well. The Bark Infusion will contribute
to this, & is therefore to be diligently continued.

Edinburgh July 13th. 1776
Wm. Cullen

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For Mr S. Gordon.


By ye journal received last week yesterday, it appears
to me Mrs Spalding is in every respect better, but
ye journal is not so full as I could ↑have↑ wished. There
is no further accounts of ye Effects of ye Castor Oil.
There is no mention whether ye Laudanum has been
tried or not, & there is no notice taken of his having
tried a little more Claret, or a little more animal
food. However I have nothing to say but to desire
an attention to former directions & particularly as he
bears being a little in ye open Air; yt pains be taken
to carry yt as far as his Strength & ye weather will allow;
Let it be done by degrees & I trust to his getting very
Soon well. The Bark Infusion will contribute
to this, & is therefore to be diligently continued.

Edinr. July 13th. 1776
Wm. Cullen

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