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

 

[ID:4279] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: [A matter not directly regarding a patient] / 20 July 1778 / (Outgoing)

Reply for 'Captain Ogilvy, Kinordie' signed by Cullen and his colleague, the surgeon Prof Alexander Munro .

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FieldData
DOC ID 4279
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/11/17
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date20 July 1778
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply for 'Captain Ogilvy, Kinordie' signed by Cullen and his colleague, the surgeon Prof Alexander Munro .
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1000]
Case of Captain Ogilvy, Kinordie [Kinnordy], who is being further advised over costiveness and a bladder condition, both of which improve.
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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1389]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Monro (primus; Munro)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:546]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Douglas (Sir Alexander Douglas of Glenbervie)
[PERS ID:89]Supplemental AuthorProfessor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )

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

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Captain Ogilvy.
Kinordie


With respect to the sonding we are doubtful. It may
do violence to the parts & at any rate the relief would be
of short continuance. But in case of retention & accumu¬
lation of urine in the
bladder which often happens &
not heeded, we would advise the Catheter to be used. If
this accumulation does not appear upon examining; which



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should be done by putting one hand on the lower [part?]
of the belly & introducing a finger of the other into the
anus, the catheter had better be let alone. If indeed C.
Ogilvy is very impatient & you are very dextrous in
passing the Catheter, we could not opprose one trial by
which you would be directed how far it would be safe
or useful to repeat it.


Surprised you say nothing of what else you have
done. What has been the effect of the Opiates, Electri¬
city
& Pumping. A semicupium in the Evening
[might?] be of service in obviating the spasms which come on
about bed time. We cannot doubt that Sir A. Douglas
& you have however tried several means, & if you had
let us know such, we should perhaps have been en¬
abled to give some assistance.


Edinburgh July 20th. 1778

W.C. & A. Monro.

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Captain Ogilvy.
Kinordie


With respect to the sonding we are doubtful. It may
do violence to the parts & at any rate the relief would be
of short continuance. But in case of retention & accumu¬
lation of urine in the
bladder which often happens &
not heeded, we would advise the Catheter to be used. If
this accumulation does not appear upon examining; wc



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should be done by putting one hand on the lower [part?]
of the belly & introducing a finger of the other into the
anus, the catheter had better be let alone. If indeed C.
Ogilvy is very impatient & you are very dextrous in
passing the Catheter, we could not opprose one trial by
which you would be directed how far it would be safe
or useful to repeat it.


Surprised you say nothing of what else you have
done. What has been the effect of the Opiates, Electri¬
city
& Pumping. A semicupium in the Evening
[mt?] be of service in obviating the spasms which come on
about bed time. We cannot doubt that Sir A. Douglas
& you have however tried several means, & if you had
let us know such, we should perhaps have been en¬
abled to give some assistance.


Edin.r. July 20th. 1778

W.C. & A. Monro.

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