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

 

[ID:3920] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Anonymous / Regarding: Miss Milmer (Patient), Major Sinclair (Patient) / 6 September 1776 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'For Miss Milmer' at Harrogate. Also refers to the case of 'the Major' [Sinclair?] who has a skin eruption while also staying at Harrogate [conjectural identification based on Case ID:836, which concerns 'Mrs Major Sinclair' who is visiting Harrogate at this very date.]

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 3920
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/8/32
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date6 September 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 Miss Milmer' at Harrogate. Also refers to the case of 'the Major' [Sinclair?] who has a skin eruption while also staying at Harrogate [conjectural identification based on Case ID:836, which concerns 'Mrs Major Sinclair' who is visiting Harrogate at this very date.]
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:739]
Case of Miss Milmer who is advised over bathing and taking the waters at Harrogate where she has gone for her health.
2
[Case ID:2103]
Case of 'the Major' (potentially Sinclair) who has a skin eruption while staying at Harrogate.
1


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1702]Addressee
[PERS ID:1701]PatientMiss Milmer
[PERS ID:4846]PatientMajor Sinclair
[PERS ID:1702]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / Apothecary

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 Harrogate North-East England Europe inferred
Therapeutic Recommendation Harrogate North-East England Europe certain

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For Miss Milmer


Am pleased with the change which has happened, & there is the less reason for
insisting on her bathing but if towards the end of this month in the weck
before the Period, she bathe once or twice it may secure a regular return.
The water does not appear readily laxative, but I fancy she has not yet
carried it to the proper quantity. Hope she has increased it since g &
has had better effects & in the mean time I think it of great consequence that it
seems to go by Urine. Unless something happen I know not off she
should continue at Harrigate for this month of September at least.


The Major will be the better of the eruption. It is probably



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owing to the water & Major besides drinking may take a bath on
two with advantage. I am happy to hear that you bore your
journey so well and I believe it has been the occasion of your dis¬
charging so much gravel. Indifferent whether you drink the
water or not but in case of costiveness, it is as good a laxative
as any. Of most consequence is moderate exercise -

September 6th. 1776
W. C.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
For Miss Milmer


Am pleased w ye change wc has happened, & there is the less reason for
insisting on her bathing but if towards ye end of ys month in ye weck
before ye Period, she bathe once or twice it may secure a regular return.
The water does not appear readily laxative, but I fancy she has not yet
carried it to the proper quantity. Hope she has increased it since g &
has had better effects & in ye mean time I think it of gt conseq. yt it
seems to go by Urine. Unless something happen I know not off she
should continue at Harrigate for ys month of Septr. at least.


The Major will be the better of ye eruption. It is probably



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owing to ye water & Major besides drinking may take a bath on
two with advantage. I am happy to hear yt you bore your
journey so well and I believe it has been the occasion of your dis¬
charging so much gravel. Indifferent whether you drink ye
water or not but in case of costiveness, it is as good a laxative
as any. Of most conseq. is moderate exercise -

Septr. 6th. 1776
W. C.

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