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

 

[ID:4267] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr / Regarding: Mr Thomas Bushby (Patient) / 28? June? 1778? / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Mr Thos [Thomas]. Bushby', advising him to continue the advice on bathing and other measures given earlier through Mr Harris of Whitburn and by Mr Ballantyne.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4267
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/11/5
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date28? June? 1778?
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 'For Mr Thos [Thomas]. Bushby', advising him to continue the advice on bathing and other measures given earlier through Mr Harris of Whitburn and by Mr Ballantyne.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:954]
Case of Mr Thomas Bushby who is given detailed advice on cold bathing.
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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2195]AddresseeDr
[PERS ID:2194]PatientMr Thomas Bushby
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2195]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr
[PERS ID:2193]OtherMr Harris (of Whitburn)
[PERS ID:2403]OtherMr William Ballantine (Balentintine)

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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
Mentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain

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For Mr Thos. Bushby

Edinr June 29th. 1778.

Sir ---


I Remember your Case very well as Transmitted to me by
Mr. Harris of Whitburn in September last & I then proposed to him the
measures which I thought the most proper to relieve you & at same time I
gave him fair warning that the case was of difficult cure especially
after having subsisted so long as yours had done. I am sorry to find
that it has proved so. However I still hope that perseverance may
do a great deale & fatter myself that you might have been better
before now, if your management in London had not put matters a little
backward but I hope your having returned to the use of remedies
will again be of service. I think your method of bathing at present
is very proper if you recover from heat properly after it but I agree
with Mr. Ballantyne that Bathing 3 times a week may be
enough. I think you should continue the Caution that I gave to Mr.
Harris that you should never continue your Medicines long at
one time. A month is enough & you should not return to the same
Medicines till after an Interval of 2 or 3 weeks. However I
will propose another Medicine from which I have found benefit
in such cases, & I have prescribed it below. I formerly proposed to
Mr Harris to give you some doses of [Caphire?] 1 & if you have not tried it
already, & without effort I would have you do it now, & below I have given
a Receipt for the manner of preparing it. I begin with a small dose;
but by degrees may be carried to 2 or 3 times as much. -------- I think you
have done right in entering upon business as it will often divert
your mind from your own disagreable train of thought; but I am
sorry that your business interrupts your taking some exercise & I
wish you could go pretty frequently on Horseback, The present season
requires you taking your Exercise in the morning & for the most part
business will then admitt of it -- As all times you should by
business amusement or Exercise avoid your own thoughts as much as you
can -- If at any time I can be of further service to you, you may
truly command Sir &c


W.C.


I should have said within that you do right in breaking your Sleeps & at this Season
you should endeavour to be as Cool i.e. with as few bed cloths as possible & upon as hard a bed as you
can ly --

Notes:

1: Possibly a copy error for 'Camphire', otherwise unclear.

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For Mr Thos. Bushby

Edinr June 29th. 1778.

Sir ---


I Remember your Case very well as Transmitted to me by
Mr. Harris of Whitburn in Septr. last & I then proposed to him the
measures wc I thought ye most proper to relieve you & at same time I
gave him fair warning yt ye case was of difficult cure especially
after having subsisted so long as yours had done. I am sorry to find
that it has proved so. However I still hope that perseverance may
do a great deale & fatter myself that you might have been better
before now, if your management in London had not put matters a little
backward but I hope your having returned to the use of remedies
will again be of service. I think your method of bathing at present
is very proper if you recover from heat properly after it but I agree
with Mr. Ballantyne that Bathing 3 times a week may be
enough. I think you should continue the Caution that I gave to Mr.
Harris that you should never continue your Medicines long at
one time. A month is enough & you should not return to ye same
Medicines till after an Interval of 2 or 3 weeks. However I
will propose another Medicine from which I have found benefit
in such cases, & I have prescribed it below. I formerly proposed to
Mr Harris to give you some doses of [Caphire?] 1 & if you have not tried it
already, & without effort I would have you do it now, & below I have given
a Ret. for ye manner of preparing it. I begin with a small dose;
but by degrees may be carried to 2 or 3 times as much. -------- I think you
have done right in entering upon business as it will often divert
your mind from your own disagreable train of thought; but I am
sorry that your business interrupts your taking some exercise & I
wish you could go pretty frequently on Horseback, The present season
requires you taking your Exercise in the morning & for the most part
business will then admitt of it -- As all times you should by
business amusement or Exercise avoid your own thoughts as much as you
can -- If at any time I can be of further service to you, you may
truly command Sir &c


W.C.


I should have said within that you do right in breaking your Sleeps & at this Season
you should endeavour to be as Cool i.e. wt as few bed cloths as possible & upon as hard a bed as you
can ly --

Notes:

1: Possibly a copy error for 'Camphire', otherwise unclear.

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