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

 

[ID:4691] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr / Regarding: Miss MacKnight (MacNight, McKnight, McNight) (Patient), Mr MacKnight (McKnight, MacNight, McNight) (Patient) / 15 August 1783 / (Outgoing)

Reply concerning the case of Mr Macknight and 'his little Daughter formerly your patient'. Cullen mentions that 'Dr Monro and I have considered [the daughter's case] with great attention'. She has been treated with electricity, but now Cullen advocates pouring cold water on her shoulder from a tea-pot. He also offers advice on cold bathing for Mr MacKnight, who suffers from a catarrhal chest complaint, but has 'no tubercle' on the lungs.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 4691
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/16/95
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date15 August 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 concerning the case of Mr Macknight and 'his little Daughter formerly your patient'. Cullen mentions that 'Dr Monro and I have considered [the daughter's case] with great attention'. She has been treated with electricity, but now Cullen advocates pouring cold water on her shoulder from a tea-pot. He also offers advice on cold bathing for Mr MacKnight, who suffers from a catarrhal chest complaint, but has 'no tubercle' on the lungs.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1532]
Case of the infant daughter Mr Macknight. She has a 'paralytic' condition of her arm and shoulder for which she is given electrical treatment.
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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4128]AddresseeDr
[PERS ID:4126]PatientMiss MacKnight (MacNight, McKnight, McNight)
[PERS ID:4127]PatientMr MacKnight (McKnight, MacNight, McNight)
[PERS ID:89]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryProfessor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )
[PERS ID:4128]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4126]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMiss MacKnight (MacNight, McKnight, McNight)
[PERS ID:4127]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr MacKnight (McKnight, MacNight, McNight)

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Dublin Mid Ireland Ireland Europe inferred

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