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

 

[ID:3913] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr (Miss Murray's physician) / Regarding: Miss Euphemia? Murray (of Broughton) (Patient) / 31 August 1776 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Miss Murray'. Discusses Miss Murray's blood spitting and whether or not she should travel as planned.

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DOC ID 3913
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/8/25
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date31 August 1776
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
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Autopsy No
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Letter of Introduction No
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Summary Reply 'For Miss Murray'. Discusses Miss Murray's blood spitting and whether or not she should travel as planned.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
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Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:436]
Case of the teenage Miss Murray of Broughton who has a log-standing pulmonary complaint and eventually starts to spit blood.
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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:115]AddresseeDr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[PERS ID:631]PatientMiss Euphemia? Murray (of Broughton)
[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
Mentioned / Other Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) Germany Germany Europe certain

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For Miss Murray. vide page 19.


The appearance of blood very probably owing to
the Coughing. but I hope it is now over & you may
proceed on the plan before proposed.


If it happens that a tinge only remains I would not
regard it & you should set out on your journey at
the time proposed - but if the quantity of blood spit w up
continues & goes on increasing, it will be very necessary to
take some blood from the arm. & put off the jour¬
ney for a day or perhaps two according to the degree
of blood Spitting.- The quantity of blood taken should not be
much and I hope may be small - but it is to be regula¬
ted by the Spitting & state of the Pulse - rather than
take much Iat first once I would at first take only
four ounces & if circumstances require it repeat that next
day. Managed in this manner I hope it will not
have any effect on what is expected the weak after
I dare say the bleeding at Aix was much larger -
Unel Unless things are much worse than I imagine
I hope you shall not be obliged to put off your jour¬
ney even for a day, & certainly a small matter ought
not to do it as it is to be hoped that the journey will
both take off the Spitting & bring on what we wish for


Her journies should be moderate, three or at most four short stages
a day but this is to be as the bloodspitting &c. shall direct.

31st August 1776

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For Miss Murray. vid p. 19.


The appearance of blood very probably owing to
the Coughing. but I hope it is now over & you may
proceed on the plan before proposed.


If it happens that a tinge only remains I would not
regard it & you should set out on your journey at
the time proposed - but if the qty of blood spit w up
conts & goes on increasing, it will be very necessary to
take some blood from the arm. & put off the jour¬
ney for a day or perhaps two according to the degree
of bld Spitting.- The qty of blood taken should not be
much and I hope may be small - but it is to be regula¬
ted by the Spitting & state of the Pulse - rather than
take much Iat first once I would at first take only
℥iv & if circumstances require it repeat that next
day. Managed in this manner I hope it will not
have any effect on what is expected the weak after
I dare say the bleeding at Aix was much larger -
Unel Unless things are much worse than I imagine
I hope you shall not be obliged to put off your jour¬
ney even for a day, & certainly a small matter ought
not to do it as it is to be hoped that the journey will
both take off the Spitting & bring on what we wish for


Her journies should be moderate, three or at most four short stages
a day but this is to be as the bloodsg. &c. shall direct.

31st Aug 1776

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