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

 

[ID:4549] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Roger Stevenson (Esq.) / Regarding: Roger Stevenson (Junior) (Roger Stevenson Junior) (Patient) / 7 December 1779 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'To Roger Stevenson Esqr', p.130, in response to J. Bowman Junior's enquiry. Cullen leaves the case of Roger Stevenson's son up to Dr Garthshore and Mr Hunter.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 4549
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/12/116
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date7 December 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 'To Roger Stevenson Esqr', p.130, in response to J. Bowman Junior's enquiry. Cullen leaves the case of Roger Stevenson's son up to Dr Garthshore and Mr Hunter.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1118]
Case of Mr Roger Stevenson, nephew of Glasgow Prof. Alexander Stevenson, who has a pulmonary disorder characterised by the spitting up of 'chalky matter'.
3


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:217]AddresseeMr Roger Stevenson (Esq.)
[PERS ID:4374]Patient Roger Stevenson (Junior) (Roger Stevenson Junior)
[PERS ID:526]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr John Hunter
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5928]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Maxwell Garthshore
[PERS ID:229]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr John Bowman (Junior)
[PERS ID:217]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Roger Stevenson (Esq.)
[PERS ID:367]Other William Gordon (of Gordonstoun; later Sir William Gordon, 6th Bt of Gordonstoun.)

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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 Mr Durhams (Bootseller), Charing Cross London London and South-East England Europe inferred

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For Roger Stevenson Esqr.


Have received Mr Bowmans letter concerning
your Son -


I have had instances of chalky matter spit up from
the
Lungs but hardly in so young a person as your Son.
Some of these when attended with other symptoms of a
phthisical disposition
have turned out unfavorably but
I have had also some instances of it which tho not without
phthisicial symptoms
have been entirely recovered of.
The present Sir William Gordon of Gordonston who
is now in good health, many years ago spit up a considerable
quantity of chalky matter
& frequently with blood. It is to
mention this especially that I now write and am sorry to
add that I have nothing more of consequence to say for I
have found no remedy to prevent the formation of that
matter or to dissolve it when formed. I have in those
cases practised just as for common Phthisis. With res¬
pect to your Son I need offer no advice to such gentle¬
men as Dr Garthshore & Dr (Mr) Hunter; especially as
the distance I am at renders any advice I might offer
very useless in a Case which is daily changing.

Edinburgh 7t December 1779.
W.C.

Diplomatic Text

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For Roger Stevenson Esqr.


Have received Mr Bowmans letter concerning
your Son -


I have had instances of chalky matter spit up from
the
Lungs but hardly in so young a person as your Son.
Some of these when attended with other symptoms of a
phthisical disposition
have turned out unfavorably but
I have had also some instances of it which tho not without
phthisicial symptoms
have been entirely recovered of.
The present Sir William Gordon of Gordonston who
is now in good health, many years ago spit up a considerable
quantity of chalky matter
& frequently with blood. It is to
mention this especially that I now write and am sorry to
add that I have nothing more of consequence to say for I
have found no remedy to prevent the formation of that
matter or to dissolve it when formed. I have in those
cases practised just as for common Phthisis. With res¬
pect to your Son I need offer no advice to such gentle¬
men as Dr Garthshore & Dr (Mr) Hunter; especially as
the distance I am at renders any advice I might offer
very useless in a Case which is daily changing.

Edinr. 7t Decr. 1779.
W.C.

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