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

 

[ID:4776] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr Alexander Stevenson (Professor; of Dalgairn ) / Regarding: Mr McDoual (Patient), Miss McDoual (Patient), Miss Jean Campbell (Jeanie; Campbell-Colquohoun) (Patient) / 24 January 1784 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Dr Stevenson', concerning the cases of Miss McDowall, whom Cullen visited the previous day, and Miss Jeanie Campbell, for whom he still recommends electricity. The prescription is in Cullen's own hand.

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DOC ID 4776
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/16/180
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date24 January 1784
Annotation None
TypeMachine scribal copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'Dr Stevenson', concerning the cases of Miss McDowall, whom Cullen visited the previous day, and Miss Jeanie Campbell, for whom he still recommends electricity. The prescription is in Cullen's own hand.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:649]
Case of Miss Jeanie Campbell of Clathick whose symptoms, including chilblains and suppressed menses, suggest to Cullen that she has 'stagnant' blood.
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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:563]AddresseeDr Alexander Stevenson (Professor; of Dalgairn )
[PERS ID:4840]PatientMiss McDoual
[PERS ID:5028]PatientMiss Jean Campbell (Jeanie; Campbell-Colquohoun)
[PERS ID:4831]PatientMr McDoual
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:563]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Stevenson (Professor; of Dalgairn )

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Destination of Letter Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred

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Dr. Stevenson
Dear Dr.


Just yesterday I was out to visit Miss
Mc. Dowall and found her very much in the same
state as when I wrote you last and indeed every symptom
as easy as could be expected and in no respect worse
than before. Let Mr. Mc.Dowall be pleased with
the hopes of her taking a Goat whey course and
the engaging a quarter cannot be improper for
himself but with regard to it for his Daughter
I have the same opinion of it that you have.


I wish I could say something to the purpose
concerning Miss J. Campbell but am afraid I
cannot say much. One thing I must say that
the Electricity has not had a fair trial. Thanks
in such a case are to me very insignificant and
I would still insist on a trial of moderate shocks
in the manner I formerly proposed, for a



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medicine I give you a prescription below which
I hope will appear sufficiently new. With my
Compliments to the Family I am always

Dear Dr.
Entirely yours
William Cullen
Edinburgh 24 January
1784



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For Miss Jeanie Campbell

Take an ounce of ground Wild Valerian root, a ½ ounce of ground Madder root, 2 drachms each of ground Cinnamon and prepared Powdered Steel, 1½ ounces of Orange Peel conserve, and enough Simple Syrup as to make an Electuary. Label: Aperient Electuary the bigness of a filbert to be taken in a wafer twice a day washing down each dose with a glass of Hartfell spaw water

W.C.
24th. January
1784.

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Dr. Stevenson
Dr. Dr.


Just yesterday I was out to visit Miss
Mc. Dowall and found her very much in the same
state as when I wrote you last and indeed every symptom
as easy as could be expected and in no respect worse
than before. Let Mr. Mc.Dowall be pleased with
the hopes of her taking a Goat whey course and
the engaging a quarter cannot be improper for
himself but with regard to it for his Daughter
I have the same opinion of it that you have.


I wish I could say something to the purpose
concerning Miss J. Campbell but am afraid I
cannot say much. One thing I must say that
the Electricity has not had a fair trial. Thanks
in such a case are to me very insignificant and
I would still insist on a trial of moderate shocks
in the manner I formerly proposed, for a



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medicine I give you a prescription below which
I hope will appear sufficiently new. With my
Compliments to the Family I am always

Dear Dr.
Entirely yours
William Cullen
Edinr. 24 Jany.
1784



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For Miss Jeanie Campbell


℞ pulv. rad. valerian. silv. ℥j
–– rad. rub. tinct. ℥ſs
–– cinnam.
Limatur. Mart. ppt. @ ʒij
Conserv. e cort. aurant. ℥jſs
Syr. Simpl. q. s. ut f. Electuarium
Sig. Aperient Electuary the bigness of a filbert
to be taken in a wafer twice a day washing
down each dose with a glass of Hartfell
spaw water

W.C.
24th. Janry.
1784.

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