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

 

[ID:4467] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr I. Taylor / Regarding: Mr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley) (Patient), Miss Margaret Neilson (Peggy) (Patient), Anonymous (Patient) / 28 June 1779 / (Outgoing)

Reply headed 'Mr Taylor C. Mr & Miss Neilson'. Mr Robert Neilson and 'the Young Gent.' are additional patients.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4467
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/12/34
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date28 June 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 headed 'Mr Taylor C. Mr & Miss Neilson'. Mr Robert Neilson and 'the Young Gent.' are additional patients.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:363]
Case of Miss Peggy Neilson seriously ill with sores, breathing problems and a 'hectic', which eventually proves fatal.
7
[Case ID:2516]
Case of a 'young gentleman'.
1


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2909]AddresseeMr I. Taylor
[PERS ID:2092]PatientMiss Margaret Neilson (Peggy)
[PERS ID:2957]Patient
[PERS ID:206]PatientMr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley)
[PERS ID:2909]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr I. Taylor
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:206]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley)
[PERS ID:2092]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMiss Margaret Neilson (Peggy)

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 Paisley Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred

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Mr Taylor Concerning Mr & Miss Neilson. &c. p.17.


Altho as well as could be expected yet She is still in such a
way as to make the event very doubtfull.- I am at a loss to
understant the Cold fit & its sequel. - Perhaps it was a Parox¬
ysm
of fever, which is upon occasion singularly diversified;
but if it was so, it will probably occur again about the same
time of day. And in that case we cannot easily avoid trying
the Bark. & if it proves Laxative, that may be obviated
by adding a few drops ↑of Liquid Laudanum to the Dose of Bark particularly to
the two last doses before the Accession of the Paroxysm, and
which is also of singular benefit in discussing the fit -


The Dysuria also puzles me-, but I hope it will go off.
If it should again occur, & with a Scarcity of Urine, you
may try some Saline Diuretic-- Nitre in small doses --


As to Mr Neilson.- As the pains have not entirely left him
& his posture in bed is still confined, I would have him
try another dose of Dovers Powder immediately --- and
after that take to riding on horseback and continue it
steadily. -- I must deliberate a little longer about cold bathing


As Miss N.s situation may be very various, you must observe it
attentively and I shall be glad to be of further service ----


As to the Young Gentleman - I suspect an exciting cause to have
occasioned the fresh attack - Avoid Exercise drinking, & living full as
much as matters allow of it - Continue his Olive oil injection and
he may try an Injection of Allum ½ a grain. to the ounce of Water
increasing the Strength of it as you see proper -------

June 28. 1779.

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Mr Taylor C. Mr & Miss Neilson. &c. p.17.


Altho as well as could be expected yet She is still in such a
way as to make the event very doubtfull.- I am at a loss to
understant the Cold fit & its sequel. - Perhaps it was a Parox¬
ysm
of fever, which is upon occasion singularly diversified;
but if it was so, it will probably occur again about the same
time of day. And in that case we cannot easily avoid trying
the Bark. & if it proves Laxative, that may be obviated
by adding a few drops ↑of L.L. to the Dose of Bark particularly to
the two last doses before the Accession of the Paroxysm, and
which is also of singular benefit in discussing the fit -


The Dysuria also puzles me-, but I hope it will go off.
If it should again occur, & with a Scarcity of Urine, you
may try some Saline Diuretic-- Nitre in small doses --


As to Mr Neilson.- As the pains have not entirely left him
& his posture in bed is still confined, I would have him
try another dose of Dovers Powder immediately --- and
after that take to riding on horseback and continue it
steadily. -- I must deliberate a little longer about cold bathing


As Miss N.s situation may be very various, you must observe it
attentively and I shall be glad to be of further service ----


As to the Young Gent. - I suspect an exciting cause to have
occasioned the fresh attack - Avoid Exercise drinking, & living full as
much as matters allow of it - Continue his Olive oil injection and
he may try an Injection of Allum ½ a grain. to the ounce of Water
increasing the Strength of it as you see proper -------

June 28. 1779.

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