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

 

[ID:4411] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mrs Cheyne (Chiene) (Patient), Anonymous (Patient) / 13 April 1779 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Mrs Cheyne'

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 4411
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/11/149
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date13 April 1779
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen Yes
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply 'For Mrs Cheyne'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1125]
Case of the wife of William Chiene [Cheyne] whose shortness or breath and swollen legs make her 'very unhappy'.
2
[Case ID:2514]
Case of Mrs Chayne's maid.
1


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3050]PatientMrs Cheyne (Chiene)
[PERS ID:3051]Patient
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3051]Patient's Relative / Spouse / Friend
[PERS ID:3050]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Cheyne (Chiene)

Places linked to this document

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
Destination of Letter Crail Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Therapeutic Recommendation Fife Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Therapeutic Recommendation Highlands East Highlands Scotland Europe certain

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For Mrs Cheyne


Her ailments will be easier in the country than within
town but there she should have a dry lodging; and her
chamber should be warm enough & not too small.


The air on the coast of Fife is as pure as can be
but when the wind sets in from the North-East as it does in
April & May, the air is very bleak & then I advise her
to go to some distance from the Sea coast.


She will probably be the better of passing June
in the Highlands but I say nothing positive of this
till I hear ↑how she has↑ borne being in the country.


Diet nourishing but light. Any white meat or
light white fish at dinner: but never a full meal
of animal food: making it up with broth &cc. & if
she digest vegetables well she may use them freely.


Ordinary drink, the best is plain water. All strong
liquors would be hurtful.


Fresh air: and as bodily exercise might hurt her
she must have it in a carriage whenever the weather
will allow of it. Few medicines are necessary, but



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I have ordered some.

Take three ounces each of simple cinnamon water and peppermint, an ounce each of cinnamon spirit and syrup of diacodium, half an ounce of Laudanum. Mix and label Stomachic mixture a tablespoonful at bed time.

Take two ounces of Elixir proprietatis vitriolicum. Label Stomachic drops, 50 on a bit of sugar when the Stomach is uneasy

Edinburgh April. 13th. 1779
W.C.
For Mrs Cheyne's Maid

Take an ounce each of sulphur and lard, a drachm of mercurial ointment, half an ounce of Camphor. and olive oil previously mixed. Enough olive oil to make a Liniment; label, the bigness of a hazel nut to be anointed on each hand at bed time.

Edinburgh April. 13th. 1779.
W. C.

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[Page 1]
For Mrs Cheyne


Her ailments will be easier in the country than within
town but there she should have a dry lodging; and her
chamber should be warm enough & not too small.


The air on the coast of Fife is as pure as can be
but when the wind sets in from the N.E as it does in
April & May, the air is very bleak & then I advise her
to go to some distance from the Sea coast.


She will probably be the better of passing June
in the Highlands but I say nothing positive of this
till I hear ↑how she has↑ borne being in the country.


Diet nourishing but light. Any white meat or
light white fish at dinner: but never a full meal
of animal food: making it up with broth &cc. & if
she digest vegetables well she may use them freely.


Ordinary drink, the best is plain water. All strong
liquors would be hurtful.


Fresh air: and as bodily exercise might hurt her
she must have it in a carriage whenever the weather
will allow of it. Few meds are necessary, but



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I have ordered some.


Aq. cinnam. simpl. -- menth. piperit. @ ℥iij
-- ---- spirituos. Syr. diacod. @ ℥j
Tinct. thebaic. ℥ſs ℳ. S. Stomachic ℳ a table
spoonful at bed time.


Elixir proprietat. vitriol. ℥ij
S. Stomachic drops, 50 on a bit of sugar when the
Stomach is uneasy

Edr. April. 13th. 1779
W.C.
For Mrs Cheyne's Maid


Flor. sulph. Axung porcin. @ ℥j
Ungt. mercurial. Ʒj Camphor. oleo olivarum prius
soluta ℥ſs. Ol. olivar. q. s. ut f. Linimentum.
S. the bigness of a hazel nut to be anointed on each
hand at bed time.

Edr. April. 13th. 1779.
W. C.

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