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

 

[ID:4037] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr John Walker / Regarding: Miss Miller (Millar) (Patient) / 9 April 1777 / (Outgoing)

Reply headed 'To Mr Walker C Miss Millar'.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 4037
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/9/10
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date9 April 1777
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 headed 'To Mr Walker C Miss Millar'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:615]
Case of Miss Millar who is suffering from various symptoms since beginning a 'starving course'. Under care of Dr Walker in 1779, but she is refered again to Cullen by Dr Ravenscroft in 1779.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:838]AddresseeMr John Walker
[PERS ID:2539]PatientMiss Miller (Millar)
[PERS ID:838]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr John Walker
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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
Destination of Letter Kirkcudbright Borders Scotland Europe certain

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To Mr Walker Concerning Miss Millar


A Hydropic Disposition first poured water into the Thorax
& now pours it into the lower extremities - Your Squill
Pill proper but I wish you had told me the effect of it
on her Urine. You must try the Cure by Diuretics.
Try Cream of Tartar to purge her gently & if a small



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does not answer viz. half an ounce in the day - add from half a
Dram to a dram of Pulv. e. jalap. compt. - If
these medicines diminish the swellings you may
proceed with them to [anuria?] 1 ; but if after some
trial it has not much effect, give two or three
grains of Calomel twice or once a week -
When the Cream of Tart. & P J. compt. keep
her belly open the Calomel may be given
more frequently, but take care & dont let
it go to her mouth - If these medicines after
some trial have not the desired effect you
may return to the Squills but I would prefer
asafœtida to Gum Ammoniac & dried
Squills to recent ones ---------

Edinburgh 9th April. 1777 ------

Notes:

1: This word is unclear, but 'anuria', meaning a complete absence of urine is the most likely reading.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
To Mr Walker C Miss Millar


A Hydropic Disposition first poured water into the Thorax
& now pours it into the lower extremities - Your Squill
Pill proper but I wish you had told me the effect of it
on her Urine. You must try the Cure by Diuretics.
Try Cream of Tartar to purge her gently & if a small



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does not answer viz. ℥ſs in the day - add from half a
Dram to a dram of Pulv. e. jalap. compt. - If
these meds diminish the swellings you may
proceed with them to [anuria?] 1 ; but if after some
trial it has not much effect, give two or three
grains of Calomel twice or once a week -
When the Cream of Tart. & P J. compt. keep
her belly open the Calomel may be given
more frequently, but take care & dont let
it go to her mouth - If these meds after
some trial have not the desired effect you
may return to the Squills but I would prefer
asafœtida to Gum Ammoniac & dried
Squills to recent ones ---------

Edinr 9th April. 1777 ------

Notes:

1: This word is unclear, but 'anuria', meaning a complete absence of urine is the most likely reading.

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