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

 

[ID:4659] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr William Ingham / Regarding: Mr Ralph Bates (Patient) / 1 July 1783 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Mr Bates'

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DOC ID 4659
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/16/63
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date1 July 1783
Annotation None
TypeMachine scribal copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'Mr Bates'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:747]
Case of Mr Ralph Bates who has rheumatic pains and a liver and bowel complaint which proves fatal.
11


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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:82]AddresseeMr William Ingham
[PERS ID:2598]PatientMr Ralph Bates
[PERS ID:89]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryProfessor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred

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Mr Bates
Dear Sir,


I am much obliged to you for letting me know
the progress of Mr. Bates ailments as I am very Desirous
to show him all the attention in my power both when
he was here and from what happened to him on
the road I suspected a gouty Disposition in his conĀ¬
stitution and I think the swelling and pains you
now mention point the same way. I think it will
be for his benefit that they continue especially if
they shall continue to relieve the pains of his bowels.
In the meantime they direct to no measures
but [care?] and flannel and for the rest we must look
on a little to see what nature the mistress in these
matters will be pleased to do. I shall be glad to
find that these new pains gave any relief to his
Jaundice but I think this is very uncertain and
I think you must go on precisely in the course I
have advised as if nothing like Gout had happened
and I say this more confidently as even upon the



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supposition of Gout the Electuary and infusion are
noways improper though I have not seen Dr
Monro I would not delay answering your letter,
but if he has anything to say further you shall
hear of it. With respectful Compliments I am,


Sir
your most obedient Servant
William Cullen.

Edinburgh 7th July
1783

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Mr Bates
Dear Sir,


I am much obliged to you for letting me know
the progress of Mr. Bates ailments as I am very Desirous
to show him all the attention in my power both when
he was here and from what happened to him on
the road I suspected a gouty Disposition in his conĀ¬
stitution and I think the swelling and pains you
now mention point the same way. I think it will
be for his benefit that they continue especially if
they shall continue to relieve the pains of his bowels.
In the meantime they direct to no measures
but [care?] and flannel and for the rest we must look
on a little to see what nature the mistress in these
matters will be pleased to do. I shall be glad to
find that these new pains gave any relief to his
Jaundice but I think this is very uncertain and
I think you must go on precisely in the course I
have advised as if nothing like Gout had happened
and I say this more confidently as even upon the



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supposition of Gout the Electuary and infusion are
noways improper though I have not seen Dr
Monro I would not delay answering your letter,
but if he has anything to say further you shall
hear of it. With respectful Compliments I am,


Sir
your most obedient Servant
William Cullen.

Edr. 7th July
1783

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