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

 

[ID:4704] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr John Crellin / Regarding: Reverend George Mason (Patient) / 6 September 1783 / (Outgoing)

Reply concerning the case of George Mason, the Bishop of Man,.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4704
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/16/108
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date6 September 1783
Annotation None
TypeMachine 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 George Mason, the Bishop of Man,.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1596]
Case of the Bishop of Man who is being treated for passing mucus.
3


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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3461]AddresseeMr John Crellin
[PERS ID:3457]PatientReverend George Mason
[PERS ID:403]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Patrick Scott
[PERS ID:3461]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr John Crellin
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Kirkcudbright Borders Scotland Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Kirkcudbright Borders Scotland Europe certain

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Bishop of Man

Dear Sir


Your's from Kircudbright gives me a
great deal of concern but I hope as you do that when
my good Lord Bishop gets home and there with
some rest with (↑and↑) the proper medicines as prescribed
I expect he will find the benefit of them as before.
But I must observe to you that we have been obliged
by degrees to increase the force of the injections and
have apprehended that it must be increased still
further. You did therefore very properly try to do
this by adding another spoonful but as you had
them compounded it happened to be too small
an addition and the only advice I can now offer
is that when you get the mixture we prescribed
to be added to the injections instead of taking
a spoonful you must take a spoonful and a



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quarter or perhaps a spoonful and a half as occasion
may seem to require. If you happen to find any
difficulty in this matter Dr. Scott on seeing the
whole of our Advice and prescriptions cannot be at
a loss in perceiving the whole of our plan and in
directing accordingly. Please observe to him that we
wished to avoid if possible the constant use of injec¬
tions
and did advise My Lord to Omitt them now
and then and to try sometimes to supply the omission
by an Anodyne draught given by the mouth and
if it shall now be found that the injections do not
answer their purpose so well as before, that
other measure will be more necessary. Waiting
your further report, with respectful compliments
to my Lord Bishop I am


Dear Sir
Your most Obedient humble Servant

William Cullen

Edinburgh 6th. September
1783

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Bishop of Man

Dear Sir


Your's from Kircudbright gives me a
great deal of concern but I hope as you do that when
my good Lord Bishop gets home and there with
some rest with (↑and↑) the proper medicines as prescribed
I expect he will find the benefit of them as before.
But I must observe to you that we have been obliged
by degrees to increase the force of the injections and
have apprehended that it must be increased still
further. You did therefore very properly try to do
this by adding another spoonful but as you had
them compounded it happened to be too small
an addition and the only advice I can now offer
is that when you get the mixture we prescribed
to be added to the injections instead of taking
a spoonful you must take a spoonful and a



[Page 2]

quarter or perhaps a spoonful and a half as occasion
may seem to require. If you happen to find any
difficulty in this matter Dr. Scott on seeing the
whole of our Advice and prescriptions cannot be at
a loss in perceiving the whole of our plan and in
directing accordingly. Please observe to him that we
wished to avoid if possible the constant use of injec¬
tions
and did advise My Lord to Omitt them now
and then and to try sometimes to supply the omission
by an Anodyne draught given by the mouth and
if it shall now be found that the injections do not
answer their purpose so well as before, that
other measure will be more necessary. Waiting
your further report, with respectful compliments
to my Lord Bishop I am


Dear Sir
Your most Obedient humble Servant

William Cullen

Edr. 6th. Septr.
1783

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