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

 

[ID:3954] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Miss Traill (Trail, of Westove) (Patient), Mrs Rose (Patient) / 22 November 1776 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Mr Liddel about Mrs Rose'. Briefly mentions seeing and advising Miss Trail.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 3954
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/8/66
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date22 November 1776
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'Mr Liddel about Mrs Rose'. Briefly mentions seeing and advising Miss Trail.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:339]
Case of Miss Traill of Orkney who visits Cullen who finds her condition, a kind of 'lepra', rather 'anomalous' but the result of 'weakness and irritability'. Has consulted Cullen earlier so maybe same person as Case 338.
5
[Case ID:2122]
Case of Mrs Rose whose case is described as desperate.
1
[Case ID:2503]
Case of Miss Traill (Trail) of Westove, 'liable to have some eruption on her skin'.
4


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2002]PatientMrs Rose
[PERS ID:428]PatientMiss Traill (Trail, of Westove)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:339]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Andrew Liddell (Liddle)

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

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Mr Liddel about Mrs Rose.


Case desperate & perhaps over before receive this - but we must relieve
present uneasiness. Moderate the Diarrhœa as the urgent symptom, or
there will be no room for any thing else. Employ therefore Opiates
freely to keep (↑ - but↑) to relieve the Opiates, give the Infusion below -- giving two
spoonfuls after every loose stool. For ↑relieving↑ the cough, the Opiates will
serve, & for the rest employ what Demulcent Pectorals the stomach



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will bear, only, mucilaginous, or sweet; No better vehicle for those
than a decoction of tussilago leaves. Some time ago, an issue must have
been of use, but not now. Still however in case of urgent pain
of side
or under the sternum, apply a blister to the part.


I have [lately?] seen & advised for Miss Trail. Think it
slight, & no occasion for an operation.

For Mrs Rose

Take one drachm each of Japanese Earth Cinnamon, half an ounce each of Pomegranate Flowers --- red roses pomegranate Bark, and one ounce of Gumm Arabic in one pound of boiled Water Leave six hours and strain, then add 40 [grains?] of Tincture of Laudanum and two ounces of Syrup of Opiate Mix. Label: Strengthening Mixture. Two tablespoonfuls after every loose stool.

Edinburgh November 22. 1776.
W.C.

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[Page 1]
Mr Liddel about Mrs Rose.


Case desperate & perhaps over before receive this - but we must relieve
present uneasiness. Moderate the Diarrhœa as ye urgent symptom, or
there will be no room for any thing else. Employ therefore Opiates
freely to keep (↑ - but↑) to relieve the Opiates, give the Infusion below -- givg two
spoonfuls after every loose stool. For ↑relieving↑ the cough, the Opiates will
serve, & for the rest employ what Demulcent Pectorals the stomach



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will bear, only, mucilaginous, or sweet; No better vehicle for those
than a decoct. of tussilago leaves. Some time ago, an issue mt have
been of use, but not now. Still however in case of urgent pain
of side
or under ye sternum, apply a blister to the part.


I have [lately?] seen & advised for Miss Trail. Think it
slight, & no occasion for an operation.

For Mrs Rose


Terr. Japon. Cinnam. @ ʒj Flor. balaust. --- ros. rubr.
Cort. gran. @ ʒſs Gumm Arab. ℥j Aq. bull. lbj
[Dejise?] horas 6 & colaturœ adde Tinct. Theb. [gth.?] 40. Syr. diacod. ℥ij
ℳ. S. Strengthg ℳ. 2 tablespoonfuls after every loose stool.

Edr. Novr. 22. 1776.
W.C.

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