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

 

[ID:4517] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr Alexander Stevenson (Professor; of Dalgairn ) / Regarding: Miss Rebecca Glassford (Beckie) (Patient) / 12 October 1779 / (Outgoing)

Reply headed 'To Dr Stevenson C. Miss Glassford'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4517
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/12/84
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date12 October 1779
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply headed 'To Dr Stevenson C. Miss Glassford'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:329]
Case of Miss Beckie Glassford who is suffering from various weakening symptoms, including a bad cough.
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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:563]AddresseeDr Alexander Stevenson (Professor; of Dalgairn )
[PERS ID:2585]PatientMiss Rebecca Glassford (Beckie)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:563]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Stevenson (Professor; of Dalgairn )

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

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To Dr Stevenson Concerning Miss Glassford.


An Incipient Phthisis - The bloodletting was the safest precau¬
tion you could take and you seem to have carried it as far
as her strength allows, but I would not willingly thin
so, if any fever, pain, Dyspnoea or Cough be still urgent.


You have not yet exhausted the power of blistering &
I hope there was one applied three days ago. - I have a
good opinion of an Issue; but not in the pained part
because they nearly preclude Leeches Cupping or fresh blisters.
Her belly ought to be kept regular, but purging seldom
is proper in such complaints ----- If she is easily



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vomited & vomits easily, I have seen good effects
from gentle Emetics and at least from nauseating
Doses of Squills Ipecacuanh. or Antimony ------
Diet very properly ordered. -- I dont put much
faith in Pectorals, but I think every kind of
Demulcent may be given ---- But my advising
her to a change of Climate is worth all the above
and a great deal more

Edinburgh October 12. 1779 -- -- -- -- - -- - - -

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To Dr Stevenson C. Miss Glassford.


An Incipient Phthisis - The bloodletting was the safest precau¬
tion you could take and you seem to have carried it as far
as her strength allows, but I would not willingly thin
so, if any fever, pain, Dyspnoea or Cough be still urgent.


You have not yet exhausted the power of blistering &
I hope there was one applied three days ago. - I have a
good opinion of an Issue; but not in the pained part
because they nearly preclude Leeches Cupping or fresh blisters.
Her belly ought to be kept regular, but purging seldom
is proper in such complaints ----- If she is easily



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vomited & vomits easily, I have seen good effects
from gentle Emetics and at least from nauseating
Doses of Squills Ipecacuanh. or Antimony ------
Diet very properly ordered. -- I dont put much
faith in Pectorals, but I think every kind of
Demulcent may be given ---- But my advising
her to a change of Climate is worth all the above
and a great deal more

Ed.r Oct. 12. 1779 -- -- -- -- - -- - - -

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