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

 

[ID:4766] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr Alexander Kellock / Regarding: Mr Watson Carr (Patient) / 6 January 1784 / (Outgoing)

Reply, for Alexander Kellock. Cullen responds to the addendum sent by Kellock concerning Mr Watson Carr. By the time Kellock's addendum came to hand, Cullen's reply had already been posted. Cullen does not find any of the new information provided by Kellock would change the content of his reply, but considers the absence of fever a positive development. The letter is neither addressed to Kellock, nor mentions Carr, but the linked to Mr Carr's case is inferred from corresponding dates and symptoms.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 4766
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/16/170
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date6 January 1784
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, for Alexander Kellock. Cullen responds to the addendum sent by Kellock concerning Mr Watson Carr. By the time Kellock's addendum came to hand, Cullen's reply had already been posted. Cullen does not find any of the new information provided by Kellock would change the content of his reply, but considers the absence of fever a positive development. The letter is neither addressed to Kellock, nor mentions Carr, but the linked to Mr Carr's case is inferred from corresponding dates and symptoms.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1570]
Case of Mr Watson Carr who has asthma.
5


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2995]AddresseeDr Alexander Kellock
[PERS ID:3801]PatientMr Watson Carr
[PERS ID:2995]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Kellock
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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 Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe inferred

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Dear Sir


I received your letter on Saturday and
had written an answer to it, already sent to the
Post office before I received yours of Sunday Evening,
which has only come to hand this afternoon.


Your further information is very exact and comĀ¬
plete but does not give occasion to change any
thing that you will find in my other letter.


The only thing I find new, and to me very agreeable
is the absence of Fever, and the more distinct appearance
of the disease in fits of Spasmodic Asthma. These fits
are not to be entirely cured, or prevented, but they can
be often relieved, and brought to admit of intervals.
The absence of fever makes me think the use of
antispasmodics as proposed in my other letter, will
be more or less effectual, and the regular fits



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makes me both think these more proper and confirms
me in all I have said in any other letter with respect
to opiates, and upon the whole I hope you will now
go on, with both more clearness and success. Wishing
you heartily the latter I am very sincerely


Dear Doctor
your most obedient servant
William Cullen

Edinburgh January 6th.
1784

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Dear Sir


I received your letter on Saturday and
had written an answer to it, already sent to the
Post office before I received yours of Sunday Evening,
which has only come to hand this afternoon.


Your further information is very exact and comĀ¬
plete but does not give occasion to change any
thing that you will find in my other letter.


The only thing I find new, and to me very agreeable
is the absence of Fever, and the more distinct appearance
of the disease in fits of Spasmodic Asthma. These fits
are not to be entirely cured, or prevented, but they can
be often relieved, and brought to admit of intervals.
The absence of fever makes me think the use of
antispasmodics as proposed in my other letter, will
be more or less effectual, and the regular fits



[Page 2]

makes me both think these more proper and confirms
me in all I have said in any other letter with respect
to opiates, and upon the whole I hope you will now
go on, with both more clearness and success. Wishing
you heartily the latter I am very sincerely


Dear Doctor
your most obedt servant
William Cullen

Edinr Janry 6th.
1784

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