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

 

[ID:4112] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr James Henry / Regarding: Mr James Henry (Patient) / 20? August 1777 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Mr James Henry -- Banff'. Cullen has consulted with Dr Monro about him, and they agree with Dr Saunders that electricity is not suitable for his treatment.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4112
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/9/85
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date20? August 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 James Henry -- Banff'. Cullen has consulted with Dr Monro about him, and they agree with Dr Saunders that electricity is not suitable for his treatment.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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[Case ID:924]
Case of Mr James Henry who is advised not to use electricity to treat an unspecified condition.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2078]AddresseeMr James Henry
[PERS ID:2078]PatientMr James Henry
[PERS ID:89]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryProfessor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )
[PERS ID:596]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr James Kenneth Saunders
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Banff (Bamf) East Highlands Scotland Europe certain

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Mr James Henry –– Banff –

P.S. Fruit of all kinds very proper for him


I have seen yours of the 15 to Dr Monro
& have consulted with him about your case complaints.
We are of opinion with Dr Saunders that Electricity
cannot be proper
in your present condition. The Anodyne
taken now & then would be of service to your Cough &
to the wind in your stomach. The only other inward Me¬
dicine we at present advise is the Decoction of Tussi¬
lago
, & taken to what quantity, your stomach easily bears.
We are glad the pain in your knee is easier & the swelling of
it
lys. –– The only application we can advise is the Poultice
formerly prescribed by Dr Monro –– & for the Excoriation
you may apply any of the Lead Ointments – but the best remedy
will be bolstering so as to avoid futher compression. In all this
nobody can advise you better than Dr Saunders –

W C ––
20 August

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Mr James Henry –– Banff –

P.S. Fruit of all kinds very proper for him


I have seen yours of ye 15 to Dr Monro
& have consulted with him about your case complaints.
We are of opinion with Dr Saunders that Electricity
cannot be proper
in your present condition. The Anodyne
taken now & then would be of service to your Cough &
to the wind in your stomach. The only other inward Me¬
dicine we at present advise is the Decoction of Tussi¬
lago
, & taken to what quantity, your stomach easily bears.
We are glad the pain in your knee is easier & the swellg of
it
lys. –– The only application we can advise is the Poultice
formerly prescribed by Dr Monro –– & for the Excoriation
you may apply any of the Lead Ointmts – but the best remedy
will be bolsterg so as to avoid futher compression. In all this
nobody can advise you better than Dr Saunders –

W C ––
20 Aug

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