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

 

[ID:4257] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Charles Murray / Regarding: Mr Charles Murray (Patient) / 15 June 1778 / (Outgoing)

Reply headed 'For Mr Charles Murray' concerning continued treatment.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4257
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/10/114
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date15 June 1778
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 headed 'For Mr Charles Murray' concerning continued treatment.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:971]
Case of Charles Murray who has painful piles.
2


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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2397]AddresseeMr Charles Murray
[PERS ID:2397]PatientMr Charles Murray
[PERS ID:2401]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / Apothecary
[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 Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred

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For Mr Charles Murray


I am sorry to find you have not advanced so far as I wished
but an ailment of so long subsistence as yours is not to be
suddenly removed. I am disappointed as your not finding
the same relief as formerly from riding but continue
it for it is proper for your complaints in every shape.


I am surprised to find the Lotion has lost its effects &
you should desire your Surgeon to make it stronger &
send me my receipt & I shall order it properly.


In place of the sulphur, I have ordered a Laxative
intended to carry the wind better downwards, & I hope
it shall relieve you better of the belching & the press¬
sure downwards.

Take six drachms of Flowers of sulphur, two drachms each of Crystal tartar and lenitive Electuary, one drachm each of jalappa compound and Nutmeg and a sufficient quantity of simple Syrup to make a soft Electuary. Label: Laxative Electuary two or three a teaspoonful or two in the morning when occasion requires.

W.C.
Edinburgh June 15 1778

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[Page 1]
For Mr Charles Murray


I am sorry to find you have not advanced so far as I wished
but an ailment of so long subsistence as yours is not to be
suddenly removed. I am disappointed as your not finding
the same relief as formerly from riding but continue
it for it is proper for your complaints in every shape.


I am surprised to find the Lotion has lost its effects &
you should desire your Surgeon to make it stronger &
send me my receipt & I shall order it properly.


In place of the sulphur, I have ordered a Laxative
intended to carry the wind better downwards, & I hope
it shall relieve you better of the belching & the press¬
sure downwards.


Flor. sulph ʒvj Cryst. tart. p. subtil. Elect. lenit. @ ʒij
Pulv. jalapp. comp. Nuc. mosch. ras. @ ʒj Syr. simpl.
q.s. ut f. Elect. tenue. S. Lax Elect. two or three a tea¬
spoonful or two in the morning when occasion requires.

W.C.
Edinr June 15 1778

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