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

 

[ID:4062] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr Robert Wood / Regarding: Captain Gray (Hon. Mr Gray; Honble Captain Gray) (Patient) / 17 May 1777 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'Dr R Wood at Perth C[oncerning] the honble. Captain Gray', signed by Cullen and Alexander Wood. Captain Gray has a throat complaint, probably venereal, for which he has been treated with mercury. Cullen and Wood advise a gargle, a recipe for which was originally subjoined but is not present in this copy.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4062
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/9/35
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date17 May 1777
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) Enclosure(s) mentioned, but missing
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply 'Dr R Wood at Perth C[oncerning] the honble. Captain Gray', signed by Cullen and Alexander Wood. Captain Gray has a throat complaint, probably venereal, for which he has been treated with mercury. Cullen and Wood advise a gargle, a recipe for which was originally subjoined but is not present in this copy.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:920]
Case of the Captain Gray who has a venereal infection.
2


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:101]AddresseeDr Robert Wood
[PERS ID:1101]PatientCaptain Gray (Hon. Mr Gray; Honble Captain Gray)
[PERS ID:588]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Alexander Wood
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:101]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Robert Wood
[PERS ID:588]Supplemental AuthorMr Alexander Wood

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain

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Dr R. Wood at Perth Concerning the honble Captain Gray.


The seat of his complaint gives in a young man suspicion of
Venereal & he has a strong suspicion of it himself, but
Mr Wood & I know how much Mercury he has formerly taken &
from the appearances which we have for a good while observed do not
think it such, & believe if he had lived less irregularly his
tonsils
would have spontaneously healed long ago.


Tell him that Mr W & I are firmly of opinion that
the first step necessary for him is to abstain from all
strong drink, & without this no medicines will do any good.
But if this be done, the following Gargle used two or
three times a day
will soon cure his ailment.


Diminish or increase the strength of the Gargle at
your discretion, but view frequently his throat that
you may judge more exactly of it than I could who
saw it only once or twice after long intervals.

W.C.
&
A.W.
Edinburgh May 17th 1777.

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Dr R. Wood at Perth C. the honble Captain Gray.


The seat of his complaint gives in a young man suspicion of
Venereal & he has a strong suspicion of it himself, but
Mr Wood & I know how mc Mercury he has formerly taken &
from the appearances wc we have for a good while observed do not
think it such, & believe if he had lived less irregularly his
tonsils
would have spontaneously healed long ago.


Tell him that Mr W & I are firmly of opinion that
the first step necessary for him is to abstain from all
strong drink, & wout this no meds. will do any good.
But if this be done, the followg Gargle used two or
three times a day
will soon cure his ailment.


Diminish or increase the strength of the Gargle at
your discretion, but view frequently his throat that
you may judge more exactly of it than I could who
saw it only once or twice after long intervals.

W.C.
&
A.W.
Edinr. May 17th 1777.

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