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

 

[ID:4506] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Maxwell / Regarding: Captain James Maxwell (Patient) / 8 September 1779 / (Outgoing)

Reply, for 'Mr Maxwell C[oncerning] Capt. [James] Maxwell'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4506
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/12/73
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date8 September 1779
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, for 'Mr Maxwell C[oncerning] Capt. [James] Maxwell'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:779]
Case of Captain James Maxwell of Faskally who has a chest complaint for which he takes a course of goat whey.
13


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2557]AddresseeMr Maxwell
[PERS ID:2372]PatientCaptain James Maxwell
[PERS ID:2558]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Hamilton
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2557]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Maxwell

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 Albermarle Row Hotwells South-West England Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Calderwood Castle / Calderwood East Kilbride Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

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Mr Maxwell Concerning Captn. Maxwell.

Sir


I am heartly sorry for the Captns distress and shall
be happy to have it in my power to relieve him. I dont doubt. but
he may find a better climate and situation here than at Calderwood
for the winter but I doubt much if his strength is suited to the expor
transportation, especially while any flux continues upon him



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and therefore think that this flux is the Object at present
chiefly to be attended to, & the only particular I can well speak
to at present. -- The [Womas?] milk was certainly very properly
intended by Mr Hamilton but is commonly so laxative that I
suspect it should at present be laid aside entirely. His diet however
of Cows milk & grain is more proper than ever & the milk
may frequently be boiled. The Opium Pills I think very
necessary both for cough sleep & purging & with a view
to the last especially I give you a prescription on the
other page which I hope shall be usefull both for his
purging & faitishness, unless Mr Hamilton shall have
objections to it that I do not know of. With Compliments &c


Edinburgh September 8th. 1779

WC.


For Captn. J. Maxwell.

Take half a drachm each of pomegranate flowers and dried red rose, one drachm of Cinnamon bark, half an ounce of Gum Arabic and twelve ounces of boiling water. Let it digest for three hours and, after having strained it, add one ounce each of Kino Tincture, and diacodium Syrup and one-hundred drops of thebaic Tincture. Mix. Label: Strengthening mixture. Two tablespoonfuls to be taken after every loose Stool; or two or three times a day.


WC.

September 8th. 1779

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Mr Maxwell C. Captn. Maxwell.

Sir


I am heartly sorry for the Captns distress and shall
be happy to have it in my power to relieve him. I dont doubt. but
he may find a better climate and situation here than at Calderd.
for ye winter but I doubt mc if his strength is suited to ye expor
transportation, especially while any flux continues upon him



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and therefore think that this flux is the Object at present
chiefly to be attended to, & ye only particular I can well speak
to at present. -- The [Womas?] milk was certainly very properly
intended by Mr Hamilton but is commonly so laxative yt I
suspect it shd at present be laid aside entirely. His diet however
of Cows milk & grain is more proper than ever & ye milk
may frequently be boiled. The Opium Pills I think very
necessary both for cough sleep & purging & with a view
to the last especially I give you a prescription on the
other page wc I hope shall be usefull both for his
purging & faitishness, unless Mr Hamilton shall have
objections to it that I do not know of. With Compts &c


Edinr. Septr. 8th. 1779

WC.


For Captn. J. Maxwell.


flor. balaust.
--- ros. rubr. siccat. @ ʒfs.
Cinnamom. cort. ʒj
Gum. Arabic. ℥fs.
Aq. bullient. ℥xij
Digere horas tres. et. colata adde
Tinct. e Kino.
Syr. diacod. @ ℥j
Tinct. thebaic. guttas centum.
ℳ. Signa Strengthening mixture two table spoonfulls to be taken
after every loose Stool or two or three times a day.


WC.

Septr. 8th. 1779

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