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

 

[ID:3897] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Davidson / Regarding: Mr Stewart (Steuart) (Patient) / 10 August 1776 / (Outgoing)

Reply headed 'Mr D. Davidson Mr Steuart. Kinkness', whose case - relating his jaw and bad teeth - remains 'ambiguous'.

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DOC ID 3897
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/8/9
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date10 August 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 headed 'Mr D. Davidson Mr Steuart. Kinkness', whose case - relating his jaw and bad teeth - remains 'ambiguous'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:775]
Case of Mr Stewart [Steaurt] of Kirkness who has a problem with his jaw and gums stemming from decayed teeth.
3


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3291]AddresseeMr Davidson
[PERS ID:1714]PatientMr Stewart (Steuart)
[PERS ID:3291]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Davidson
[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
Destination of Letter Kirkness / Kirkness Farm Kinross Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain

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Mr. Davidson. Mr. Steuart. Kirkness -

Sir


Mr Stewarts complaints at present which Seem to be most
urgent, are the Spasm which Seem to affect so many parts, & the
only effectual Remedy for composing them is Opium. Give
him thirty drops of Laudanum at bedtime for several
nights following. The only doubt which can arise with regard
to this measure is his having a great deal of fever which however
you do not mention to be the case at present. The Cold & hot
fits he had formerly I consider as attending the suppuration
[then?] going on, but as the huth tooth is now extracted I
hope there will be not fresh Suppuration or fever.
If the whole of Mr S.ts complaints proceeded from the tooth
as your accounts had me to think, I hope they will now gradu¬
ally cease but if there is any ailment of his breast that
threatens Something Phthisical the matter may be more
difficult, but I can say nothing about it till you write
me again & give me the State of his Pulse & of his Cough
& Spitting if there be any. -- The use of the Opiate may
produce a Costiveness but it must be carefully guarded
against by Laxatives. Employ Cream of Tartar, Glauber
Salt
or an Aloetic Pill. - The case is at present very
Ambiguous.


WC. --

Edinburgh 10th. August 1776

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Mr. Davidson. Mr. Steuart. Kirkness -

Sir


Mr Stewarts complaints at present wc Seem to be most
urgent, are ye Spasm wc Seem to affect so many parts, & ye
only effectual Remedy for composing them is Opium. Give
him thirty drops of Laudanum at bedtime for several
nights following. The only doubt wc can arise wt regard
to ys measure is his having a gt deal of fever wc however
you do not mention to be ye case at present. The Cold & hot
fits he had formerly I consider as attending ye suppuration
[then?] going on, but as ye huth tooth is now extracted I
hope there will be not fresh Suppuration or fever.
If ye whole of Mr S.ts complaints proceeded fm. ye tooth
as yr accts. had me to think, I hope they will now gradu¬
ally cease but if there is any ailment of his breast yt
threatens Something Phthisical ye matter may be more
difficult, but I can say nothing about it till you write
me again & give me ye State of his Pulse & of his Cough
& Spitting if there be any. -- The use of ye Opiate may
produce a Costiveness but it must be carefully guarded
against by Laxatives. Employ Cream of Tartar, Glauber
Salt
or an Aloetic Pill. - The case is at present very
Ambiguous.


WC. --

Edinr. 10th. August 1776

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