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

 

[ID:4016] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Anonymous / Regarding: Miss Campbell (Patient) / 13 March 1777 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Miss Campbell'. 'Her ailments constitutional & require time to mend & especially her mouth will not mend till she get a new set of teeth'. Cullen recommends chalybeate and cold water bathing, and gives a mouthwash recipe: 'a mouthful of it wurble it to & fro & spit it out'.

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DOC ID 4016
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/8/128
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date13 March 1777
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Summary Reply 'For Miss Campbell'. 'Her ailments constitutional & require time to mend & especially her mouth will not mend till she get a new set of teeth'. Cullen recommends chalybeate and cold water bathing, and gives a mouthwash recipe: 'a mouthful of it wurble it to & fro & spit it out'.
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[Case ID:858]
Case of Miss Campbell whose ailments are considered constitutional but who needs a 'new set of teeth'.
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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1864]Addressee
[PERS ID:1863]PatientMiss Campbell
[PERS ID:1864]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / Apothecary
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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For Miss Campbell.


Her ailments constitutional & require time to mend &
especially her mouth will not mend till she get a new set
of teeth
. In the mean time it will be relieved by the
Lotion, a mouthful of it wurble it to & fro & spit it out,
this 2ce or 3ce a day. & I must have a report of this before
I advise further about her mouth. For her constitutional
ailments I advise the Chalybeate & cold bath. Of the Tincture



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she is to take 20 drops in a gill of spring water 3 times
a day, i.e. an hour before breakfast dinner & supper.
She may begin the bathing beginning of next month & the
best way is to set her naked in a tub & pour water
on her head & shoulders & carrying it by a sponge or towel
over the rest of her body. In this way, 2, 3, or 4
basonfuls may be successively poured on her.
At first add one pint of boiling water to 3 pints of
water from the spring & daily diminish &c till she
bear it quite cold, & then she may either continue
this kind of bath or have her whole body at once
immerged into a bathing tub.


Diet, chiefly milk & grain with a little broth every day
& some times a bit of light meat at dinner.


Ordinary drink, plain water. When she has a bit of
meat at dinner she may have a little wine after it,
either a gless of claret or ↑half↑ a gless of port with water


In good weather, fresh air, horseback. & c.


Early to bed, & not lye too long.


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Take 4 ounces of Tincture of Mars. Label: Chalybeate Tincture

Take 2 drachms each of Oak Bark and Peruvian Bark. Cook down from 1½ pint to a pint in water. Add to the strainings half a drachm of Alum rock and 2 ounces of French brandy. Label: Lotion for the mouth.

W.C.
Edinburgh March. 13th.
1777.

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[Page 1]
For Miss Campbell.


Her ailments constitutional & require time to mend &
especially her mouth will not mend till she get a new set
of teeth
. In the mean time it will be relieved by the
Lotion, a mouthful of it wurble it to & fro & spit it out,
this 2ce or 3ce a day. & I must have a report of this before
I advise further about her mouth. For her constitutional
ailments I advise the Chalyb. & cold bath. Of the Tinct.



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she is to take 20 drops in a gill of spring water 3 times
a day, i.e. an hour before breakf. dinn. & supper.
She may begin the bathing beginng of next month & the
best way is to set her naked in a tub & pour water
on her head & shoulders & carryg it by a sponge or towel
over the rest of her body. In this way, 2, 3, or 4
basonfuls m. b. successively poured on her.
At first add one pint of boiling water to 3 pints of
water from the spring & daily diminish &c till she
bear it quite cold, & then she may either continue
this kind of bath or have her whole body at once
immerged into a bathing tub.


Diet, chiefly milk & grain w a little broth every day
& some times a bit of light meat at dinner.


Ordinary drink, plain water. When she has a bit of
meat at dinner she m. have a little wine after it,
either a gless of claret or ↑half↑ a gless of port with water


In good weather, fresh air, horseback. & c.


Early to bed, & not lye too long.


X stop here


Cort. querc. -- peruv. @ ʒii
Coque ex Aq. lbiſs @ lbi. Colaturæ adde Alum. rup.
ʒſs Spt. vin. Gall. ℥ii. Lotion for the mouth.

W.C.
Edinr. March. 13th.
1777.

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