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

 

[ID:494] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr / Regarding: Mrs Clarkson (Patient) / 29 May 1774 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Mrs Clarkson', with strengthening and laxative recipes.

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DOC ID 494
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/3/72
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date29 May 1774
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
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Summary Reply 'For Mrs Clarkson', with strengthening and laxative recipes.
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[Case ID:457]
Case of Mrs Clarkson, prescribed strengthening and laxative prescriptions.
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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3668]AddresseeMr
[PERS ID:257]PatientMrs Clarkson
[PERS ID:3668]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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For Mrs Clarkson


1. She will be pleasd to take the bigness of a nutmeg of
the strengthening Electuary 3 times a day about an hour before meals.
That her palate may not reject it she should take every dose in
a wafer. The use of the Electuary should be continued for a fortnight at
one time.


2. It is very necessary in this case to avoid costiveness & therefore
when ever it seems to go too far she shd take the laxative
Electuary in 2 or 3 tea spoonfulls for a dose in the Morning. The
Dose should be such as to give one motion without purging & therefore after
a trial the dose is to be accordingly more or less. In the mornings that
she takes the laxative she is to ommit the strengthening Electuary


3. Mrs Clarkson will be increasingly better for frequent moderate exercise on
horseback avoiding it however towards the end of the month. Walking
she must at all times use very moderately & never be in the least
heated or fatigued by it or any other bodily exercise. Towards the
end of the month she should stir very little & ly every morning on
her bed


4. Her diet should be light & cool. At Dinner she may
take a bit of any light meat but should never make a full
meal of animal food but fill it up with broth pudding
or vegetables. The last however should be taken moderately
Should avoid all meat Suppers & if digests it easy take
some kind of milk meat. Tea is very improper For
breakfast



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& Coffee is safer & Cocoa is safer than either.
For ordinary drink Mrs C: may take small Beer if does
not find it prove sour & windy on her Stomach
If does must take white wine & water


Strong drink of all kinds very improper but a glass
or 2 of either wine or Punch may be taken at
Dinner.

For Mrs Clarkson

Take one and a half ounces of ground Bearberry leaves, an ounce of pulp of French prunes and enough Orange syrup and peel as to make an Electuary. Label: Strengthening Electuary.

Take two ounces of Tartar Crystal and a drachm of powdered Jallap root. Simmer gently, test, and add an ounce of French prune pulp and enough Common Syrup as to make a thin Electuary or Linctus. Label: Laxative Electuary.

W. C
29th May.
1774.

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For Mrs Clarkson


1. She will be pleasd to take ye bign. of a nutmg. of
ye strengthg. Elect.y 3 times a d. abt an hour bef. meals.
Yt her palate may not rejt it she shd take evy dos. in
a wafer. Ye use of ys Elect. shd be contd for a 4tnt at
one time.


2. It is very necessy in ys case to avd costiven. & yre.f.
wn ever it seems to go too far she shd take ye laxat.
Elect. in 2 or 3 tea spnflls for a dos. in ye Mg. Ye
Dos. shd be sc as to give one motn wt purg.g & yref. aft.
a trial ye dos. is to be accordy more or less. In ye mgs yt
she takes ye laxat. she is to omm. ye strengthg Elect.


3. Mrs Cl. will be inc bettr. for freqt mod. exerc. on
horseb. avoidg. it however towds ye end of ye mth. Walkg.
she must at all times use very mod.y & never be in ye lt
heatd. or fatigd. by it or any other body exerc. Towds ye
end of ye mth she shd stir very little & ly every mg on
her bed


4. Her diet shd be lt & cool. At Dinnr. she may
take a bit of any lt mt bt shd nevr make a full
meal of animl food bt fill it up w broth puddg.
or vegetables. Ye last hower shd be takn mody
Should avd all mt Supprs. & if digests it easy take
some kd of milk mt. Tea is very improp. For
breakfast



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& Coffee is safr. & Cocoa is safer yn eithr.
For ord.y drk Mrs C: may take small Br if does
not find it prove sour & windy on her Stom.
If does must take white wine & wat.


Strong dr. of all kds vy improp. bt a glass
or 2 of eithr wine or Punch may be takn at
Dinner.

For Mrs C.


℞ Pulv. Fol. Uv. Urs. ℥iſs pulp. prun. Gall. ℥i
Syr. & cort. Aurant. q. s. ut f. Elect.
Signa Strengthening Electuary.


Cryst. Tart. ℥ii Rad. Jalapp. Pulv. ʒi
Tent. sim. prob. & adde pulp pr. Gall. ℥i
Syr. comm. q. s. ut f. Elect. ten. Siv. Lochoch.
Sign. Laxative Electuary.

W. C
29th May.
1774.

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