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

 

[ID:4967] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr S J / Regarding: Mr S J (Patient), Anonymous (Patient) / 14 January 1785 / (Outgoing)

Reply, for 'S. J.', whose swollen testicle Cullen attributes to 'the stoppage of the running'. Cullen advises on continuing treatment, including oil injections, and leeches when needed. There is also mention of S.J.'s female friend or relative, who 'needs no mercury'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4967
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/17/161
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date14 January 1785
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, for 'S. J.', whose swollen testicle Cullen attributes to 'the stoppage of the running'. Cullen advises on continuing treatment, including oil injections, and leeches when needed. There is also mention of S.J.'s female friend or relative, who 'needs no mercury'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:650]
Case of the anonymised "S .J.", who is being treated for a swollen testicle.
8
[Case ID:2519]
Case of a 'female friend' of S.J.
5


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3101]AddresseeMr S J
[PERS ID:3102]Patient
[PERS ID:3101]PatientMr S J
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3101]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr S J
[PERS ID:3102]Patient's Relative / Spouse / Friend

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Alloa Mid Scotland Scotland Europe inferred

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S. J.
Sir


I am favoured with both your letters under Mr.
S. {illeg} and think the only troublesome symptoms
at present is the swelled testicle. The cause of this
which is almost always owing to a stoppage of the
running
and this again is not owing to either leeches
Oil or Powder but to the erection and evacuation
that followed it. I expect that the injection of Oil
will bring back the running again and if it does
the swelling of the testicle will soon give way.
In the mean time you were a little impatient in
applying the Leeches when there was little occasion
for them and they should have been, and should be
reserved for the time of considerable inflammation.
At present I can assure you that Mercurial
Ointment
can do no Service and might do harm
you must trust to rest, fomentation, injection of
the Oil
, and perhaps to Leeches. You must also



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continue the Powders and dont neglect the laxative Oil
when necessary and I hope the return of the running
will soon give you relief.


Your female friend needs no Mercury yet
but must continue the injection and for that purpose
I have sent another Phial of it. Expecting frequent
reports I am

Yours &c.

Edinburgh 14th. January
1785

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S. J.
Sir


I am favoured with both your letters under Mr.
S. {illeg} and think the only troublesome symptoms
at present is the swelled testicle. The cause of this
which is almost always owing to a stoppage of the
running
and this again is not owing to either leeches
Oil or Powder but to the erection and evacuation
that followed it. I expect that the injection of Oil
will bring back the running again and if it does
the swelling of the testicle will soon give way.
In the mean time you were a little impatient in
applying the Leeches when there was little occasion
for them and they should have been, and should be
reserved for the time of considerable inflammation.
At present I can assure you that Mercurial
Ointment
can do no Service and might do harm
you must trust to rest, fomentation, injection of
the Oil
, and perhaps to Leeches. You must also



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continue the Powders and dont neglect the laxative Oil
when necessary and I hope the return of the running
will soon give you relief.


Your female friend needs no Mercury yet
but must continue the injection and for that purpose
I have sent another Phial of it. Expecting frequent
reports I am

Yours &c.

Edinr. 14th. Jany.
1785

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