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

 

[ID:3969] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch) / Regarding: Dr Thomas Mutter (Reverend) (Patient), Mr McKenzie (MacKenzie) (Patient), Mrs Gordon (Patient) / 23 December 1776 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Dr Gilchrist C[oncerning] Mr McKenzie Mrs Gordon & Mr Mutter'

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FieldData
DOC ID 3969
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/8/81
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date23 December 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, 'Dr Gilchrist C[oncerning] Mr McKenzie Mrs Gordon & Mr Mutter'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:9]
Case of Dr Thomas Mutter who has suffered 'a palsy' (stroke).
14
[Case ID:811]
Case of Mrs Gordon who has a serious 'visceral obstruction' which Cullen thinks may be a tumour, ovarian in origin.
5
[Case ID:2059]
Case of Mr Mackenzie whose complaints may be venereal in origin.
2


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:115]AddresseeDr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[PERS ID:472]PatientDr Thomas Mutter (Reverend)
[PERS ID:790]PatientMr George Mackenzie (McKenzie)
[PERS ID:1316]PatientMrs Gordon (of Craigmil(?))
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:115]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[PERS ID:588]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Alexander Wood

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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 Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe inferred

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Dr Gilchrist Concerning Mr McKenzie Mrs Gordon & Mr Mutter


Mr Ms. complaint still very doubtfull & I think it is not Venereal - You
must use rest & Opiates & in this way nature ↑may↑ make a compleat Cure - but this
too tedious & I advise your trying the Mezereon - & if it does not do, there will be no
avoiding another Mercurial Course


Mrs Gordons Case will prove obstinate to say no more - Go on with the
Regenerated Tartar as it probably keeps up the due proportion of a Urine & tho
I think it difficult if not impossible to draw water from the (↑a↑) Hydrops Ovarie in which is
generally of the of the Incysted kind yet you may try the Scammony -- I have seldom
used, hardly ever finding it good - I dont know it to be peculiarly Diuretic but shall
be glad to have your observations confirmed.


Mr Mutters Case tedious & uncertain. Mr Wood thinks it a Caries, but does
not approve of laying the bone bare nor of the remedies already used - but trust
to nature - so do I.

W. C.
December 23d 1776

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Dr Gilchrist C. Mr McKenzie Mrs Gordon & Mr Mutter


Mr Ms. complaint still very doubtfull & I think it is not Venereal - You
must use rest & Opiates & in this way nature ↑may↑ make a compleat Cure - but this
too tedious & I advise your trying the Mezereon - & if it does not do, there will be no
avoiding another Mercurial Course


Mrs Gordons Case will prove obstinate to say no more - Go on with the
Regenerated Tartar as it probably keeps up the due proportion of a Urine & tho
I think it difficult if not impossible to draw water from the (↑a↑) Hydrops Ovarie in wc is
generally of the of the Incysted kind yet you may try the Scammony -- I have seldom
used, hardly ever finding it good - I dont know it to be peculiarly Diuretic but shall
be glad to have your observations confirmed.


Mr Mutters Case tedious & uncertain. Mr Wood thinks it a Caries, but does
not approve of laying the bone bare nor of the remedies already used - but trust
to nature - so do I.

W. C.
Decr 23d 1776

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