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

 

[ID:4379] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Charles Fleming (Fleeming; of Montgomeryfield) / Regarding: Miss Semple (Simple) (Patient) / 18 February 1779 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'For Miss Semple'

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FieldData
DOC ID 4379
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/11/117
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date18 February 1779
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen Yes
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'For Miss Semple'
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:475]
Case of Miss Semple (Simple), a teenage girl who suffers from excess salivation and loss of appetite attributed to having had smallpox.
7


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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:215]AddresseeMr Charles Fleming (Fleeming; of Montgomeryfield)
[PERS ID:2545]PatientMiss Semple (Simple)
[PERS ID:215]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Charles Fleming (Fleeming; of Montgomeryfield)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1096]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr James Semple (Simple)

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Irvine Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred

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For Miss Semple -


I hope we shall get the better of her com¬
plaints.


I still think the bark may be of service. I
think it has at least done no harm & surely had
no share in the loss of strength that happened.
I think it the more necessary to repeat the trial
now that she is liable to these faintish fits as you
call them tho I judge them to be rather hysteric I
would begin to give the bark early in the morning &
give two scruples every hour till eleven o clock or till twelve if no
fit comes on sooner & unless some circustance occur to
interrupt this course I would continue it for two or three
days together & if it even postpones the faintish fits
you may expect it will put them away altogether. I
will not say that the flores Zinci may not be given best
I have no such opinion of them as to prefer them to the
course of bark. I am much pleased with your having
employed the Elixir Paregoricum. I think it has
done service & since the pulse has become slower you
may employ it very often providing you can take care
by glysters, by James's powder or other laxatives to
obviate costiveness. I think of other measures if they
shall seem necessary but I wish first to hear from
you on account of the effects of the bark.


Edinburgh. February 18. 1779
W.C.

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For Miss Semple -


I hope we shall get the better of her com¬
plaints.


I still think the bark may be of service. I
think it has at least done no harm & surely had
no share in the loss of strength that happened.
I think it the more necessary to repeat the trial
now that she is liable to these faintish fits as you
call them tho I judge them to be rather hysteric I
would begin to give the bark early in the morning &
give ℈ii every hour till eleven o clock or till twelve if no
fit comes on sooner & unless some circustance occur to
interrupt this course I would continue it for two or three
days together & if it even postpones the faintish fits
you may expect it will put them away altogether. I
will not say that the flores Zinci may not be given best
I have no such opinion of them as to prefer them to the
course of bark. I am much pleased with your having
employed the Elixir Paregoricum. I think it has
done service & since the pulse has become slower you
may employ it very often providg you can take care
by glysters, by James's powder or other laxatives to
obviate costiveness. I think of other measures if they
shall seem necessary but I wish first to hear from
you on account of the effects of the bark.


Edinburgh. Febr 18. 1779
W.C.

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