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

 

[ID:4473] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mr William McDowall (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall) (Patient) / 13 July 1779 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Mr William Macdowal'. Summarises in draft / note form the contents of [DOC ID:1706], but also includes the recipe found in [DOC ID:6295].

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FieldData
DOC ID 4473
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/12/40
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date13 July 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, 'Mr William Macdowal'. Summarises in draft / note form the contents of [DOC ID:1706], but also includes the recipe found in [DOC ID:6295].
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

This is the draft of:

1. [DOC ID:1706]
2. [DOC ID:6295]

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1107]
Case of Mr William McDowal [McDowall, McDouall], who has a chest complaint and spits blood.
19


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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1080]PatientMr William McDowall (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe inferred

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Mr William Macdowal.


Blood & Nerves wrong. -- Heat of his Blood & Spitting of
blood
the most urgent. --- No Animal food till October
& if his symptoms are much better, he may take a
little Animal food till March; and then if there is the
least suspicion of a return of his Complaints, he must
again return to a Vegetable Diet -- His Diet when
abstaining from Animal food - should be milk & grain
Garden things - ripe fruits & dried fruits &c.


No Animal food at Supper --- No Strong drink
Avoid cold; but fresh air & gentle exercise very necessary.
Avoid warm Chambers & other occasions of being warm.
Avoid writing much at one time if business can any
ways allow of it. --


To use the Cooling Mixture; trying it for a month and
then intermit it & so on. - Bleeding only to be practiced
when Symptoms are very urgent -- As to cold bathing not
at present & I must here (↑know↑) how he goes on before I can
determine with regard to it ---- Let him try the following

Take two ounces of Coltsfoot three drachms of Lichwort one drachm of leaves of Ground Ivy. Boil from [libjjji?] one pound three drachms of [fenam?] Extract of Liquorice one drachm of Seeds of [Water Hemlock?] Strain and Label: --

July 13th 1779.

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[Page 1]
Mr William Macdowal.


Blood & Nerves wrong. -- Heat of his Blood & Spitting of
blood
the most urgent. --- No Animal food till October
& if his symptoms are much better, he may take a
little Animal food till March; and then if there is the
least suspicion of a return of his Complaints, he must
again return to a Vegetable Diet -- His Diet when
abstaining from Animal food - should be milk & grain
Garden things - ripe fruits & dried fruits &c.


No Animal food at Supper --- No Strong drink
Avoid cold; but fresh air & gentle exercise very necessary.
Avoid warm Chambers & other occasions of being warm.
Avoid writing much at one time if business can any
ways allow of it. --


To use the Cooling Mixture; trying it for a month and
then intermit it & so on. - Bleeding only to be practiced
when Symptoms are very urgent -- As to cold bathing not
at present & I must here (↑know↑) how he goes on before I can
determine with regard to it ---- Let him try the following


tussilag. ℥ij Herb. pariet. ʒij fol. heder terrest. ʒj
Coque ex [libjjji?] ad lbj add. sub. [fenam?] Extract. glyc. ʒiij Sem. [feen.
cicuta.?]
ʒj cola et Sig -

July 13th 1779.

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