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

 

[ID:4033] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr Walter Riddell / Regarding: Sir William Carr (of Etal; Kerr, Carre) (Patient) / 1 April 1777 / (Outgoing)

Reply headed 'Riddell at Berwick C. Sir William Carre'. Cullen provides a recipe for a spiced sweet wine cordial, to placate Sir William Carr's sister's concerns. He tells Riddell that Lady Erroll (Sir William's daughter) has set off to visit him.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4033
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/9/6
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date1 April 1777
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply headed 'Riddell at Berwick C. Sir William Carre'. Cullen provides a recipe for a spiced sweet wine cordial, to placate Sir William Carr's sister's concerns. He tells Riddell that Lady Erroll (Sir William's daughter) has set off to visit him.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:579]
Case of Sir William Carr [Kerr] of Etal [Etall] with urinary retention and a suspected diabetes.
14


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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:561]AddresseeDr Walter Riddell
[PERS ID:1717]PatientSir William Carr (of Etal; Kerr, Carre)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:561]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Walter Riddell
[PERS ID:1856]Patient's Relative / Spouse / Friend
[PERS ID:931]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendCountess Isabella Hay (Lady Erroll, Lady Hay)

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Etal North-East England Europe certain

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Riddell at Berwick
C. Sir William Carre


Shall offer no new advice till you again try
the Chalybeate. Tho it be not possible to support or
regain his strength but by removing his disease yet you
have done right in gratifying his sister with a Cordial & since
she also applies to me also I shall contribute my part.


Take some sweet wine, good Canary would be the best,
but if not at hand take Malmsey & Madera, & if this be not
at hand, some good malaga. To a pint of put a dramm
of Cinnamon
& half a dramm of Cloves. Set it over the
fire & let it boil for a minute, then set it by for use.
of this Sir Wm may take 2 or 3 spoonfuls several times
a day. It will be more nourishing & a safer cordial than
plain wine & need not abridge his usual quantity of
wine. He should take two or three glasses of good cla¬
ret both at dinner and supper. At other times he may
take a glass of hartshorn or calves feet jelly with a spoonful
of port in it and with these cordials & some light food
we shall support his strength & spirits as far as possible
& in the mean time I hope our medicines shall do some¬
what towards removing his disease. Continue his exercise
in the Carriage & if he recover his strength I shall
propose a journey to finish his Cure. Lady Errol set
out for Etal this morning. I hope her company will be
both comfortable & serviceable to him.

W.C.
Edinburgh April. 1. 1777.

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Riddell at Berwick
C. Sir William Carre


Shall offer no new advice till you again try
the Chalybeate. Tho it be not possible to support or
regain his strength but by removing his disease yet you
have done right in gratifyg his sister w a Cordial & since
she also applies to me also I shall contribute my part.


Take some sweet wine, good Canary would be the best,
but if not at hand take Malmsey & Madera, & if this be not
at hand, some good malaga. To a pint of put a dramm
of Cinnamon
& half a dramm of Cloves. Set it over the
fire & let it boil for a minute, then set it by for use.
of this Sir Wm may take 2 or 3 spoonfuls several times
a day. It will be more nourishing & a safer cordial than
plain wine & need not abridge his usual quantity of
wine. He should take two or three glasses of good cla¬
ret both at dinner and supper. At other times he may
take a glass of hartshorn or calves feet jelly w a spoonful
of port in it and with these cordials & some light food
we shall support his strength & spirits as far as possible
& in the mean time I hope our medicines shall do some¬
what towards removing his disease. Continue his exercise
in the Carriage & if he recover his strength I shall
propose a journey to finish his Cure. Lady Errol set
out for Etal this morning. I hope her company will be
both comfortable & serviceable to him.

W.C.
Edin.r April. 1. 1777.

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