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

 

[ID:4483] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr William Hamilton / Regarding: Mrs Paterson (Patient) / July? 1779? / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'To Dr W. Hamilton C[oncerning] Mrs Paterson'

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FieldData
DOC ID 4483
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/12/50
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
DateJuly? 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, 'To Dr W. Hamilton C[oncerning] Mrs Paterson'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1127]
Case of Mrs Paterson whose shortness of breath, swollen legs and thirst are all taken as signs of dropsy. She later develops a 'nervous stomach'.
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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2763]AddresseeDr William Hamilton
[PERS ID:2762]PatientMrs Paterson
[PERS ID:2763]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Hamilton
[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 Kilmarnock Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred

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To Dr W. Hamilton Concerning Mrs Patterson


Naturally of a relaxed habit, and threatened with a
Dropsy of her breast. Tho she has no breathlessness yet
the cough being so readily affected - and the swelling of
her
legs & thirst all mark it; Altho you do not mention
the State of her Urine at present; but I dare say upon
examination it will be found to be scanty --


Let her continue her Exercise on horseback as much
as she conveniently can - I have prescribed some
Tonic Medicines below.-- As the Weather is not now so
warm, I think she may admit of a Blister and which
I would heal up, as fresh Blisters superior to Issues


Laudanum must be exhibited as occasion may require
but care should be taken to keep her belly open; with
Creme of Tartar if necessary - or with dried Squills.


Her Diet you will order from your own judgement.

Take two ounces of Tincture of Mars and half an ounce of Aromatics. Mix and Label:Strengthening Tincture. Twenty drops in a glass of water (two ounces), not quite cold, twice a day, washing down each Dose with two tablespoonfulls of the following Infusion

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To Dr W. Hamilton C. Mrs Patterson


Naturally of a relaxed habit, and threatened with a
Dropsy of her breast. Tho she has no breathlessness yet
the cough being so readily affected - and the swelling of
her
legs & thirst all mark it; Altho you do not mention
the State of her Urine at present; but I dare say upon
examination it will be found to be scanty --


Let her continue her Exercise on horseback as much
as she conveniently can - I have prescribed some
Tonic Meds below.-- As the Weather is not now so
warm, I think she may admit of a Blister and which
I would heal up, as fresh Blisters superior to Issues


Laudanum must be exhibited as occasion may require
but care should be taken to keep her belly open; with
Creme of Tartar if necessary - or with dried Squills.


Her Diet you will order from your own judgement.


Tinct. mart. ℥ij Arom. ℥ſs. M. Sig. Strengthening Tincture
twenty drops in a glass of water (℥ij) not quite cold twice a day
washing down each Dose with two table Spoonfulls
of the following Infusion

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