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

 

[ID:4927] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr John Andrew / Regarding: Mr Livingstone (of Parkhall) (Patient) / 9 October 1784 / (Outgoing)

Reply, [to John Andrew] 'Mr Livingstone'

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 4927
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/17/121
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date9 October 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, [to John Andrew] 'Mr Livingstone'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1693]
Case of Mr Livingston of Parkhall who has a chest complaint, with asthma and a cough.
10


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:550]AddresseeMr John Andrew
[PERS ID:2632]PatientMr Livingstone (of Parkhall)
[PERS ID:550]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr John Andrew
[PERS ID:563]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Stevenson (Professor; of Dalgairn )
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3308]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Livingstone
[PERS ID:3656]OtherMr Senmore

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Linlithgow (Lithgow) Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Mr Livingstone
Dear Sir


At Mr. Livingstones desire Mr. [Senmore?]
some days ago informed me of the Swelling of the
feet
and of Mr. Livingstones fears with respect
to it for which I wrote a letter to Mr. Livingstone
and to quiet his fears I treated the matter
as not at all alarming. And though I cannot
be positive in this I really think that while
his breathing is quite easy and his urine in
sufficient plenty with good appetite and sleep
the swelling of the legs cannot be of much
consequence. Mr. Livingstones Brother was
otherwise broken before that
symptom came on and he never was of the
same vigour as our present Patient. If
however the swelling should increase and




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the urine should become scarce I would advise him
to try a Pill of Squills and Mercury, or the Alkaline
solution
, whether you try the one or other give
them in small doses frequently repeated which
I take to be both the best was for rendering
them effectual and to make his Stomach bear
them. My best Compliments to him and
wishes for your Success I am


Dear John
Your most Obedient Servant
William Cullen

Edinburgh 9th. October
1784.

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Mr Livingstone
Dear Sir


At Mr. Livingstones desire Mr. [Senmore?]
some days ago informed me of the Swelling of the
feet
and of Mr. Livingstones fears with respect
to it for which I wrote a letter to Mr. Livingstone
and to quiet his fears I treated the matter
as not at all alarming. And though I cannot
be positive in this I really think that while
his breathing is quite easy and his urine in
sufficient plenty with good appetite and sleep
the swelling of the legs cannot be of much
consequence. Mr. Livingstones Brother was
otherwise broken before that
symptom came on and he never was of the
same vigour as our present Patient. If
however the swelling should increase and




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the urine should become scarce I would advise him
to try a Pill of Squills and Mercury, or the Alkaline
solution
, whether you try the one or other give
them in small doses frequently repeated which
I take to be both the best was for rendering
them effectual and to make his Stomach bear
them. My best Compliments to him and
wishes for your Success I am


Dear John
Your most Obedient Servant
William Cullen

Edinr. 9th. Octr.
1784.

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