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

 

[ID:4443] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mr John Freeland (Patient) / 28 May 1779 / (Outgoing)

Reply, for 'Mr Thos. Hamilton C[oncerning] Mr Freeland'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4443
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/12/10
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date28 May 1779
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. Hamilton C[oncerning] Mr Freeland'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1099]
Case of John Freeland who has a stroke some time ago.
2


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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2686]PatientMr John Freeland
[PERS ID:1057]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryProfessor Thomas Hamilton
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred

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[Page 1]
Mr Thos Hamilton Concerning Mr Freeland. -


There is no question about Mr Freelands disease & about
the cure of it I am quite determined. I think the Bath is much
to be preferred to cold Bathing. The head little affected &
little appearance of plethora is a case that I think
admits warm bathing & is likely to be mended by it.


I think there is no objection from the state of the
Season which will rather contribute to Mr T-s relief.




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For the management of the bathing no body can advise him
better than you & I have only to say that I would always have the
bath brought on by degrees, and if it brings on any headach
Swimming or confusion of head it must be let alone. --


Whatever may be the effect of the bathing, it is pretty
certain that the journey will be of service but it is to be
managed without much fatigue and without being exposed
to cold. - Flys and stage Coaches are to be avoided as occasioning
his sitting too long at one time, and when he employs a
chaise for himself, he should come out now and then
for a hundred yards or two. -- The Electricity must
be given up but I think his arm and leg should be
rubbed with a flesh brush every morning -- The rubbing
should be gentle but long continued
. -- The thigh and leg
will be best done before he comes out of bed. --


His diet should not be very full and more certainly not
very low. - His drink should be water with a little wine in it
and every day both at dinner and supper he may and
perhaps should take two three Glasses of plain wine. -


His belly should be kept regular, & if a medicine is
necessary he should take some aloetic pills along with him --

Edinburgh May 28th 1779
WC. --

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Mr Thos Hamilton C. Mr Freeland. -


There is no question about Mr Freelands disease & about
the cure of it I am quite determined. I think the Bath is mc
to be preferred to cold Bathing. The head little affected &
little appearance of plethora is a case that I think
admits warm bathing & is likely to be mended by it.


I think there is no objection from the state of the
Season wc will rather contribute to Mr T-s relief.




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For the management of the bathing no body can advise him
better than you & I have only to say that I would always have the
bath brought on by degrees, and if it brings on any headach
Swimming or confusion of head it must be let alone. --


Whatever may be the effect of the bathing, it is pretty
certain that the journey will be of service but it is to be
managed without much fatigue and without being exposed
to cold. - Flys and stage Coaches are to be avoided as occasioning
his sitting too long at one time, and when he employs a
chaise for himself, he should come out now and then
for a hundred yards or two. -- The Electricity must
be given up but I think his arm and leg should be
rubbed with a flesh brush every morng. -- The rubbing
should be gentle but long continued
. -- The thigh and leg
will be best done before he comes out of bed. --


His diet should not be very full and more certainly not
very low. - His drink should be water with a little wine in it
and every day both at dinner and supper he may and
perhaps should take two three Glasses of plain wine. -


His belly should be kept regular, & if a medicine is
necessary he should take some aloetic pills along with him --

Edr. May 28th 1779
WC. --

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