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

 

[ID:4088] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Archibald Murray (in Kirkcaldy) / Regarding: Mr John Hunter (of Crook(s)) (Patient), Mrs B. (Patient) / June 1777 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Mr Murray of Kircaldy C. Mrs B.'

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DOC ID 4088
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/9/61
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
DateJune 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, 'Mr Murray of Kircaldy C. Mrs B.'
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Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:470]
Case of Mr John Hunter who is being advised over a discharge on his leg and for dropsy jointly by Cullen and Dr Monro.
10
[Case ID:854]
Case of 'Mrs B' who suffers from swollen legs and thighs, considered as a dropsy related to her time of life.
2


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1942]AddresseeMr Archibald Murray (in Kirkcaldy)
[PERS ID:1944]PatientMrs B.
[PERS ID:1891]PatientMr John Hunter (of Crook(s))
[PERS ID:1942]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Archibald Murray (in Kirkcaldy)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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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 Crooks House Coldstream Borders Scotland Europe inferred

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Mr Murray of Kircaldy Concerning MrsB.


Time of life against her -- Complaints not immediately
dangerous; but a more considerable Dropsy may come
on & therefore every precaution necessary ---


The frictions from her haunches to her toes, still
to be continued, but onlyin the mornings ---


Carefully keep her feet & legs always warm &
dry, by wearing warm underworsted Stockings night
& day ---


Continue the Exercise in a Carriage as much as
possible --


I would advise the following Electuary vid
Directions for Mr Hunter p. 17. 1


{illeg}[March V. as his Diet responded it?]
of


a teaspoonfull night & morning. If this
keeps her belly regular or even opens it a little it is enough
but if not increase the dose to two teaspoonfulls at night or morning
or both --- If it purges her diminish the Dose & give it
in small doses two or three times or four times a day, that
if possible it may be directed to the Kidnies ---


If this does not produce some Diuretic effect, you
must try Diuretic Decoction also ordered below ---


& for this also see Mr Hunter p. 17

Notes:

1: See Document ID:4049

Diplomatic Text

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Mr Murray of Kircaldy C. MrsB.


Time of life against her -- Compts not immediately
dangerous; but a more considerable Dropsy may come
on & therefore every precaution necessary ---


The frictions from her haunches to her toes, still
to be continued, but onlyin the mornss ---


Carefully keep her feet & legs always warm &
dry, by wearing warm underworsted Stockings night
& day ---


Continue the Exercise in a Carriage as much as
possible --


I would advise the following Electuary vid
Directions for Mr Hunter p. 17. 1


{illeg}[March V. as his Diet responded it?]
of


a teaspoonfull night & morning. If this
keeps her belly regr or even opens it a little it is enough
but if not increase the dose to two teasponf. at night or morg
or both --- If it purges her diminish the Dose & give it
in small doses two or three times or four times a day, that
if possible it may be directed to the Kidnies ---


If this does not produce some Diuretic effect, you
must try Diuretic Decoction also ordered below ---


& for this also see Mr Hunter p. 17

Notes:

1: See Document ID:4049

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