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

 

[ID:4972] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr S J / Regarding: Mr S J (Patient), Anonymous (Patient) / 28 January 1785 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'S. J.'

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 4972
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/17/166
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date28 January 1785
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, 'S. J.'
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


People linked to this document

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:3102]Patient's Relative / Spouse / Friend
[PERS ID:3101]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr S J

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 Alloa Mid Scotland Scotland Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Alloa Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain

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S. J.


Inclosed in the Box are five Phials two mar¬
ked Laxative Oil, one that is larger than the other
intended for yourself and the other smaller one
supposed to be necessary for your female friend.


Two other Phials both marked for injection
the one that is Oil with a bluish coloured sediment
is intended for yourself and to be used two or three
times a day in the same manner you employed
the former.


The other Phial marked for injection con¬
taining a quite clear water liquor is intended
for your female friend and is to be used in the same
manner as that sent before and will I hope finish
the Cure.


The fifth Phial in the box is marked Laudanum
which I suspected I might have occasion to advise
and thought it proper to save your going to the
Apothecary for it.




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Besides the Phials there is inclosed {illeg}
four powders to be used as before and I hope there are as
many as you will have occasion for.


Your letter this day came to me only in the Post
between ten and Eleven oClock when I was making
my round of Visits and that round is so wide that
it has not been in my power to dispatch your
Messenger so quickly as I wished.


I am happy to find the most troublesome
circumstances so much mended and I hope the injec¬
ting Oil
now sent will bring back the discharge
to the degree necessary and likewise at length heal
it up. When you use this injection take care to
Shake the Phial very well before using it.


I am sorry to find you have so much difficulty
in taking the laxative Oil which I prefer to
every other kind of Physic though I would not
now sent any more of it if it had not been
packed up before your letter arrived. You may



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however {illeg} and if you need other of Physic
{illeg} you should have to keep your belly
{illeg} I leave you to take your Surgeon's Pills
{illeg} they do not seem to do too much.


I have nothing more to say at present but
to bid you mind all my former directions and I hope
you shall be soon well but I shall still be ready
to advise upon any occurrence and if it should
happen that any medicines are farther necessary
I would advise their being sent in a box by the
ordinary Alloa Carrier you giving me notice of
his day and by a post or two before giving me
notice of the circumstances that may require
further Advice or medicine.

Yours &c.
W. C.

Edinburgh 20th. January
1785

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
S. J.


Inclosed in the Box are five Phials two mar¬
ked Laxative Oil, one that is larger than the other
intended for yourself and the other smaller one
supposed to be necessary for your female friend.


Two other Phials both marked for injection
the one that is Oil with a bluish coloured sediment
is intended for yourself and to be used two or three
times a day in the same manner you employed
the former.


The other Phial marked for injection con¬
taining a quite clear water liquor is intended
for your female friend and is to be used in the same
manner as that sent before and will I hope finish
the Cure.


The fifth Phial in the box is marked Laudanum
which I suspected I might have occasion to advise
and thought it proper to save your going to the
Apothecary for it.




[Page 2]


Besides the Phials there is inclosed {illeg}
four powders to be used as before and I hope there are as
many as you will have occasion for.


Your letter this day came to me only in the Post
between ten and Eleven oClock when I was making
my round of Visits and that round is so wide that
it has not been in my power to dispatch your
Messenger so quickly as I wished.


I am happy to find the most troublesome
circumstances so much mended and I hope the injec¬
ting Oil
now sent will bring back the discharge
to the degree necessary and likewise at length heal
it up. When you use this injection take care to
Shake the Phial very well before using it.


I am sorry to find you have so much difficulty
in taking the laxative Oil which I prefer to
every other kind of Physic though I would not
now sent any more of it if it had not been
packed up before your letter arrived. You may



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however {illeg} and if you need other of Physic
{illeg} you should have to keep your belly
{illeg} I leave you to take your Surgeon's Pills
{illeg} they do not seem to do too much.


I have nothing more to say at present but
to bid you mind all my former directions and I hope
you shall be soon well but I shall still be ready
to advise upon any occurrence and if it should
happen that any medicines are farther necessary
I would advise their being sent in a box by the
ordinary Alloa Carrier you giving me notice of
his day and by a post or two before giving me
notice of the circumstances that may require
further Advice or medicine.

Yours &c.
W. C.

Edinr. 20th. Jany.
1785

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