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

 

[ID:469] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mrs Woodcock (Patient) / 13 February 1773 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'For Mr Turner at Warrington', concerning a Mrs Woodcock. Cullen apologises for slow reply as he has been indisposed by the recent death of his colleague Dr John Gregory.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 469
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/3/52
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date13 February 1773
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, 'For Mr Turner at Warrington', concerning a Mrs Woodcock. Cullen apologises for slow reply as he has been indisposed by the recent death of his colleague Dr John Gregory.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:132]
Case of Mrs Woodcock who has suffered a paralysis down her left side.
3


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:362]PatientMrs Woodcock
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:361]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / Apothecary W Turner
[PERS ID:715]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Thomas Pemberton
[PERS ID:540]Other Physician / SurgeonDr John Gregory
[PERS ID:707]Other Physician / SurgeonDr John Fothergill

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 Warrington North-West England Europe certain

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For MrTurner at Warrington
Dr Sir


I had the favour of yours two days ago but the sudden
death of my worthy Colleague Dr Gregery has disconcerted me so
much that I could not write till to day. 1


Tho' I am not satisfied that Mrs Woodcock's complaints depend
upon any super abundance of Bile I agree with my good friend & quon¬
dam disciple that the B. is to be kept open & it cannot be un¬
suitable to the Doctor's plan that the Stomach too is to be cleared as
often as may be necessary. I observe too that we agree in keeping all
her issues still open & in keeping her diet low. These are the chief
points of practice in your Case & I am happy to agree in yours with a per¬
son I esteem so much. I hope that in the same points we both agree
with you & Dr Pemberton. For the particular prescriptions of
Dr Fothergill I can have no objection to them with regard to
any other remedies I suggested in my last I hope Dr Fother¬
gill & you will not have much difficulty about them or if you
have. I submitt them to your good judgement. I myself do not
yet find any reason to alter my opinion about the Disease or the
remedies to be employed in it. I still think the Disease is sea¬
ted in the Nervous System but as the effects of yours appear often in
the Stomach it is possible that the violent symptoms of your disease
may especially appear in consequence of acrimony collected
there. I hope you'll find my plan in this respect consistent &
I do not now find any thing to add to it. But I shall be very
glad to hear of the progress of your case & your further remarks
on it [&?] when you shall be pleased to honour me with yours you
may depend upon my attention to shew with what regard &ccccc

February. 13. 1773.


The above was intended [duly?] for a rough draught but I am obliged
to dispatch it as it stands, hoping to do better next time ------

Notes:

1: The physician, philosopher and author Dr John Gregory (b.1724), with whom Cullen gave alternate lectures of the theory and practice of physic at Edinburgh University, died suddenly on 9 February 1773 at Edinburgh.

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For MrTurner at Warrington
Dr Sir


I had the favour of yours two days ago but ye sudden
death of my worthy Colleague Dr Gregery has disconcerted me so
much that I could not write till to day. 1


Tho' I am not satisfied that Mrs Woodcock's complaints depend
upon any super abundance of Bile I agree wth my good friend & quon¬
dam disciple that the B. is to be kept open & it cannot be un¬
suitable to ye Doctor's plan that ye Stom. too is to be cleared as
often as may be necessary. I observe too yt we agree in keeping all
her issues still open & in keeping her diet low. These are ye chief
points of practice in yr Case & I am happy to agree in yrs wth a per¬
son I esteem so much. I hope that in ye same points we both agree
wth you & Dr Pemberton. For ye particular prescriptions of
Dr Fothergill I can have no objection to ym wth regard to
any other remedies I suggested in my last I hope Dr Fother¬
gill & you will not have much difficulty about them or if you
have. I submitt ym to your good judgement. I myself do not
yet find any reason to alter my opinion about ye Disease or ye
remedies to be employed in it. I still think ye Disease is sea¬
ted in ye Nervous System but as ye effects of yrs appear often in
ye Stomach it is possible that ye violent sympts of yr disease
may especially appear in consequence of acrimony collected
there. I hope you'll find my plan in ys respect consistent &
I do not now find any thing to add to it. But I shall be very
glad to hear of ye progress of yr case & your further remarks
on it [&?] when you shall be pleased to honour me wth yrs you
may depend upon my attention to shew wth wt regard &ccccc

Feb.. 13. 1773.


The above was intended [duly?] for a rough draught but I am obliged
to dispatch it as it stands, hoping to do better next time ------

Notes:

1: The physician, philosopher and author Dr John Gregory (b.1724), with whom Cullen gave alternate lectures of the theory and practice of physic at Edinburgh University, died suddenly on 9 February 1773 at Edinburgh.

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