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

 

[ID:4426] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr Henry Richardson / Regarding: Mr Edward Gallon (Patient), Mr Brougham (Patient) / 13 May 1779 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Dr Richardson C[oncerning] Mr Brougham & Mr Gallon'. There is dietary advice and prescriptions for Mr Brougham, but nothing for Mr Gallon beyond the heading.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4426
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/11/164
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date13 May 1779
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, 'Dr Richardson C[oncerning] Mr Brougham & Mr Gallon'. There is dietary advice and prescriptions for Mr Brougham, but nothing for Mr Gallon beyond the heading.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:796]
Case of Mr Edward Gallon who reports soreness and other symptoms in his genital area.
6
[Case ID:1113]
Case of Mr Brougham suffering from the painful effects of a fall against a stone three years earlier.
4


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4]AddresseeDr Henry Richardson
[PERS ID:3114]PatientMr Brougham
[PERS ID:2471]PatientMr Edward Gallon
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Henry Richardson

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Alnwick North-East England Europe inferred

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Dr Richardson Concerning Mr Brougham & Mr Gallon.


I have no doubt , but that Mr. Bs bowels have been hurt by the fall he received
three years ago & some effects of that may still continue so as to render the Seton
sufficiently proper
– But I am persuaded that his stomach has been
originally weak & has been further affected by some circumstan¬
ces in his manner of living, so that I think his present
distress owing to a weakness & spasmodic affection of his stomach




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To remedy this the medicines below, one of them not in the
London Dispensary – therefore prepared here


Diet light animal food boiled or roasted – but no Pork
Bacon fat meat nor baked nor fried meats. – a little white
fish – no Salmon. – making up his meal with Pancake
light pudding, or vegetables – avoiding the cold & windy as
Spinach Cabbage Lettuce & Cucumber.


At Supper no Animal food Eggs or Cheese – only a Slice
or two of dry toast, & a little Spirits & water after it. –


At breakfast neither Tea nor Coffee – but milk if he
digests it easily or if not a little water gruel & bread.


Drink no malt Liquor – Plain water most proper
but he may put to it a little Sherry or a little Spirits


If used to some strong drink after dinner, he may take a
little Punch without souring but always in great moderation


Gentle Exercise & much fresh air ––––


If the Medicines dont keep him regular let him take an Aloetic Pill

For Mr Brougham.

Take 2 ounces of Steel Tincture and an ounce of Aromatic Tincture. Mix. Label: Stomachic Tincture a tea spoonfull to be taken in a quarter of a Pint of Spring Water twice every forenoon.

Take 2 ounces of Proprietary Elixir of Vitriol. Label: Stomachic Drops. 60 on a bit of sugar at bed-time & again when any uneasiness arises in the night washing down each Dose with two table Spoon fulls. of the following Mixture

Take 2½ ounces each of Simple Cinnamon Water and Peppermint Water, an ounce each of Spirit of Cinnamon Water and Spirit of Peppermint Water, an ounce of Orange Peel Syrup, 2 drachms of Diuretic Salts and the same of Regenerated Tartar. Mix. Label: Stomachic Mixture – Two tablespoonfulls after every Dose of the Drops

May 13th.

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Dr Richardson C. Mr Brougham & Mr Gallon.


I have no doubt , but that Mr. Bs bowels have been hurt by the fall he received
three years ago & some effects of that may still continue so as to render the Seton
sufficiently proper
– But I am persuaded that his stomach has been
originally weak & has been further affected by some circumstan¬
ces in his manner of living, so that I think his present
distress owing to a weakness & spasmodic affection of his stomach




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To remedy this the Meds below, one of them not in the
Lond Disp – therefore prepared here


Diet light animal food boiled or roasted – but no Pork
Bacon fat meat nor baked nor fried meats. – a little white
fish – no Salmon. – making up his meal with Pancake
light pudding, or vegetables – avoiding the cold & windy as
Spinach Cabbage Lettuce & Cucumber.


At Supper no Animal food Eggs or Cheese – only a Slice
or two of dry toast, & a little Spirits & water after it. –


At breakfast neither Tea nor Coffee – but milk if he
digests it easily or if not a little water gruel & bread.


Drink no malt Liquor – Plain water most proper
but he may put to it a little Sherry or a little Spirits


If used to some strong drink after dinner, he may take a
little Punch without souring but always in great moderation


Gentle Exercise & much fresh air ––––


If the Meds. dont keep him regr. let him take an Aloet. Pill

For Mr Brougham.


Tinct. Mart. ℥ij Aromatic. ℥j ℳ. S. Stom. Tincture a tea spoonfull
to be taken in a quarter of a Pint of Spring Water twice every forenoon.


Elix. prop. vitr. ℥ij S. Stom. Drops. 60 on a bit of sugar h.s. & again
when any uneasiness arises in the night washing down each Dose with
two table Sp. fulls. of the following Mixture


Aq. cin. simpl.Aq. M. Pip. @ ℥ijſs Aq. cin. Spir.t. Aq. M. Pip
Spirit.
@ ℥j Syr. e cort. aurant. ℥j Sal. Diuret. ʒij idem cum tart.
regeneratus
ℳ. S. Stomachic Mixture – Two table



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spoonfulls after every Dose of the Drops

May 13th.

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