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

 

[ID:4086] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr William Turnbull / Regarding: Reverend Henry Elliot (Elliott, of Beadnell and Bamburgh; at Fowberry, nr. Belford (Northumberland)) (Patient), Mrs Elliott (Elliot) (Patient) / 16 May 1777 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Mr Turnbull Surgeon at Wooler C. Mr & Mrs Elliot'. Mrs Elliot has a chronic catarrhal cough, diarrhœa and menstrual problems. Her husband Rev Henry Elliot is 'threatened with a rupture'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4086
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/9/59
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date16 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, 'Mr Turnbull Surgeon at Wooler C. Mr & Mrs Elliot'. Mrs Elliot has a chronic catarrhal cough, diarrhœa and menstrual problems. Her husband Rev Henry Elliot is 'threatened with a rupture'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:856]
Case of Mrs Elliot who has a chronic catarrhal cough, diarrhœa and menstrual problems.
6
[Case ID:857]
Case of the Reverend Mr Henry Elliot of Fowberry who suffers from a bad stoamch, 'heats' and other 'nervous' symptoms which are exaccerbated by the loss of his wife.
8


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2837]AddresseeMr William Turnbull
[PERS ID:1939]PatientMrs Elliott (Elliot)
[PERS ID:1216]PatientReverend Henry Elliot (Elliott, of Beadnell and Bamburgh; at Fowberry, nr. Belford (Northumberland))
[PERS ID:2837]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr William Turnbull
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1991]Other Physician / SurgeonDr

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Wooler North-East England Europe certain

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Mr Turnbull Surgeon at Wooler C. Mr & Mrs Elliot.


Mrs Elliots Catarrhal affection will not admit of a
radical cure & she must trust especially to the return of
Summer, tho that does not secure her from its turning
out a Phthisis as such habitual Catarrhs often do


You have pursued very proper measures & must
persist in them –– For the Diarrhœa I doubt if she can
continue the use of the Asses Milk; but let the absor¬
bent Powders
be tried with it & you may give them
very freely, for they are not unsuitable to the other complaint



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of constant menstruation
– A Dutch
Physician assures us that he has cured a Fluor albus
by giving half an ounce of Crabs Eyes every day for
some time; 1 but I will not advise you to imitate
him in the largeness of his Dose. I think Colomba
& Rhubarb improper medicines in this case; but I think
puking with small doses of Ipecacuanha may be usefull


Riding much on horseback will be of most
service – keeping at the same time to the flannel
shirt & other means of avoiding any cold.


Mr Elliot is threatened with a rupture
I will not advise him to vomit, but for the
Diarrhœa
he has been troubled with use the
medicine below.

For Mr Elliot.

Take ½ an ounce of prepared Chalk and 5 grains of powdered Colombo Root. Mix to make a powder and in this way make 14 doses. Label: Stomachic Powders one twice a day.

June 16 1777.

Notes:

1: Possibly an allusion to the famous Dutch physician and botanist Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738).

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Mr Turnbull Surgeon at Wooler C. Mr & Mrs Elliot.


Mrs Elliots Catarrhal affection will not admit of a
radical cure & she must trust especially to the return of
Summer, tho that does not secure her from its turning
out a Phthisis as such habitual Catarrhs often do


You have pursued very proper measures & must
persist in them –– For the Diarrhœa I doubt if she can
continue the use of the Asses Milk; but let the absor¬
bent Powders
be tried with it & you may give them
very freely, for they are not unsuitable to the other compt



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of constant menstruation
– A Dutch
Physician assures us that he has cured a Fluor albus
by giving half an ounce of Crabs Eyes every day for
some time; 1 but I will not advise you to imitate
him in the largeness of his Dose. I think Colomba
& Rhubarb improper meds in this case; but I think
puking with small doses of Ipecac. may be usefull


Riding much on horseback will be of most
service – keeping at the same time to the flannel
shirt & other means of avoiding any cold.


Mr Elliot is threatened with a rupture
I will not advise him to vomit, but for the
Diarrhœa
he has been troubled with use the
med below.

For Mr Elliot.


*℞ Cret. pptt. ʒſs
Rad. colomb. pulv. @ gr v
ℳ. f. Pulvis et f. h. m. dos № xiv
S. Stomachic Powders one twice a day.

June 16 1777.

Notes:

1: Possibly an allusion to the famous Dutch physician and botanist Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738).

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