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

 

[ID:3933] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Richard Allan / Regarding: [A matter not directly regarding a patient] / 3 October 1776 / (Outgoing)

Reply for 'Mr Richard Allan. Surgeon to the Dublin Volunteers', offering brief advice for him, and guidance on reading on Yellow Fever and other fevers.

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FieldData
DOC ID 3933
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/8/45
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date3 October 1776
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
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Autopsy No
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Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply for 'Mr Richard Allan. Surgeon to the Dublin Volunteers', offering brief advice for him, and guidance on reading on Yellow Fever and other fevers.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:818]
Case of Richard Allan, surgeon to the Dublin Volunteers who is given brief advice for himself but who also elicits Cullen's advice on who are the best authorities to read on fevers.
1
[Case ID:2451]
Case of a series of reports concerning an outbreak of Typhus on troop ships bound for America.
3


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1636]AddresseeMr Richard Allan
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5293]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Lind (of Edinburgh)
[PERS ID:1626]Other Physician / SurgeonDr George Cleghorn
[PERS ID:1633]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Lind (of Hastar)
[PERS ID:5291]Other Physician / SurgeonDr John Lining
[PERS ID:5292]Other Physician / SurgeonDr James Mackittrick

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Portsmouth London and South-East England Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Dublin Mid Ireland Ireland Europe certain

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Mr Richard Allan. Surgeon to the Dublin Volunteers.


Must be satisfied with a few hints.


For yourself, great temperance, in meat & drink, the chief thing.
& for the rest, moderate exercise, & avoid cold & dampness.


For the Yellow fever nothing to add to Linning & Mackittrick.


For the other fevers, I believe they are seldom of the Typhus kind
but very generally malignant remittents. The management is shortly
this. Upon the first attack the bile is to be discharged, both up= & down¬
wards by Tartar Emetic & immediately after throw in the bark in consi¬
derable quantities, You may perhaps learn more, from Lind of Hastar,
diseases of hot Climates (Lind of Edinburgh his dissertation on the remitting of the East Indies)
& particularly you might learn a great deal from Cleghorn on Minorca.

W. C.

Edinburgh October 3. 1776

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Mr Richard Allan. Surgeon to ye Dublin Volunteers.


Must be satisfied w a few hints.


For yourself, great temperance, in meat & drink, the chief thing.
& for the rest, moderate exercise, & avoid cold & dampness.


For ye Yell. fever nothing to add to Linning & Mackittrick.


For ye other fevers, I believe they are seldom of the Typhus kind
but very generally malignant remittents. The management is shortly
this. Upon ye first attack the bile is to be discharged, both up= & down¬
wards by T. Emet. & immediately after throw in the bark in consi¬
derable qties., You may perhaps learn more, from Lind of Hastar,
diseases of hot Clim. (Lind of Edr. his dissertat. on ye remitt. of ye E. Ind.)
& particy you m. learn a great deal from Cleghorn on Minorca.

W. C.

Edr. Octr. 3. 1776

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