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

 

[ID:4065] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Anonymous / Regarding: Mr Thomson (Patient) / 19 May 1777? / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Mr Thomson', regarding obstruction in the urethra.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4065
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/9/38
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date19 May 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 'For Mr Thomson', regarding obstruction in the urethra.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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[Case ID:722]
Case of Mr Thomson diagnosed with an obstructed urethra.
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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2306]Addressee
[PERS ID:2305]PatientMr Thomson
[PERS ID:2306]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / Apothecary
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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For Mr Thomson


As it been of long standing cannot perhaps
be quickly removed; but may by attention


Continue the oils already ordered & again ordered
below. The one to be injected every morning before using
the bougie, the other to anoint every night & morning


Should introduce a bougie every morning & Evening
It is not necessary to introduce it more than 2
inches & hardly to continue it in, more than an hour.


After using the bougies for 7 or 8 days he
should lay it aside for perhaps as long in order to
judge of its effects. The use of them may bring
[d?]own some Gleet which is no bad effect. But [w?]
lay aside the bougies for a few days, the Gleet
should disappear. By these remedies the hard¬
ness at the end of the Urethra should be entirely
removed and all Gleet should disappear, but if this
should not happen in the course of a month after
this I should despair of these remedies being effec¬
tual by farther continuance, but they may put
matters in a way that the ailment may in time
entirely disappear-


During use of these remedies, use a light
diet & observe strictest temperance with regard to all
strong drink

Edinburgh 19th May 1777
W.C.

Take four ounces best olive oil and half a drachm of Camphor Mix. Label: Oil for injection -- before using the Bougie

Take two ounces best olive oil and half a drachm of Camphor Mix. Label: Oil for anointing outwardly.

Edinburgh 19th May 1776
W.C.

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[Page 1]
For Mr Thomson


As it been of long standg cannot perhaps
be quickly removed; but may by attention


Continue the oils already ordered & again ordered
below. The one to be injected every morning before using
the bougie, the other to anoint every night & morng


Should introduce a bougie every morng & Eveng
It is not necessary to introduce it more than 2
inches & hardly to continue it in, more than an hour.


After using the bougies for 7 or 8 days he
should lay it aside for perhaps as long in order to
judge of its effects. The use of them may bring
[d?]own some Gleet which is no bad effect. But [w?]
lay aside the bougies for a few days, the Gleet
should disappear. By these remedies the hard¬
ness at the end of the Urethra should be entirely
removed and all Gleet should disappear, but if this
should not happen in the course of a month after
this I should despair of these remedies being effec¬
tual by farther continuance, but they may put
matters in a way that the ailment may in time
entirely disappear-


During use of these remedies, use a light
diet & observe strictest temperance w regard to all
strong drink

Edinr 19th May 1777
W.C.


ol. olivar opt ℥iv Camph. ʒſs
ℳ S. Oil for injection -- before using the Bougie


ol. olivar opt ℥ij Camph. ʒſs
ℳ S. Oil for anointg outwardly.

Edinr 19th May 1776
W.C.

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