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

 

[ID:4979] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr / Regarding: Mr S J (Patient), Anonymous (Patient) / 9 February 1785 / (Outgoing)

Reply for 'S.J.', addressed to his unnamed friend (possibly a medical practitioner), from whom Cullen has received two letters together. Cullen advises on treating S.J.'s swollen testicle, and on his female friend, who is undergoing treatment by injection.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 4979
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/17/173
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date9 February 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.', addressed to his unnamed friend (possibly a medical practitioner), from whom Cullen has received two letters together. Cullen advises on treating S.J.'s swollen testicle, and on his female friend, who is undergoing treatment by injection.
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:5837]AddresseeMr
[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:5837]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr
[PERS ID:3101]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr S J
[PERS ID:5838]OtherMr

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

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S. J.
Dear Sir


Your letters of the 4th. and 6th came here
together this day but too late for the Carrier who goes
off to day but I am not much concerned for this
because I think every thing necessary for your
friend may come time enough for the Carrier
next week. I see no danger in the delay and
perhaps it may be with advantage. If any interim
Occurrence should give occasion for a letter to
come here on this day or to Morrow se'night.


Please tell your friend that some hardness
of
the testicle and occasionally some little pain
is of all the Symptoms attending such Cases
the last in receding. In the mean time I think
matters in a very good train. The running is
going off
and I think rather too fast than
too slowly. He may however continue the injec¬
tion
so far as the Phials you have will go



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but there will be no harm if he should want
injection and Powders for two three days. Let him
continue to drink plentifully, to keep his {illeg}
close, to live Cool, and to avoid Exercise and {illeg}
a Poultice now and then. I intended the Laud[anum]
to be taken for obviating or removing the pain
of the testicle and in case these are any ways
urgent I would still have him take a dose of
it, at least once in two three nights.


With respect to his Female friend I
would wish to know if She has now any [discharge?]
from the Birth, if She has any heat of urine
or if She feels now any Smarting from the
injections
and I should wish to know these
particulars against tomorrow Senight. In
the mean time let her lay aside my injection
for some days and in place of it Inject with the
warm water
only two three times a day injecting
two or three fulls of the Syringe every time
. I am
yours &c.

William Cullen

Edinburgh 7th February 1785

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S. J.
Dear Sir


Your letters of the 4th. and 6th came here
together this day but too late for the Carrier who goes
off to day but I am not much concerned for this
because I think every thing necessary for your
friend may come time enough for the Carrier
next week. I see no danger in the delay and
perhaps it may be with advantage. If any interim
Occurrence should give occasion for a letter to
come here on this day or to Morrow se'night.


Please tell your friend that some hardness
of
the testicle and occasionally some little pain
is of all the Symptoms attending such Cases
the last in receding. In the mean time I think
matters in a very good train. The running is
going off
and I think rather too fast than
too slowly. He may however continue the injec¬
tion
so far as the Phials you have will go



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but there will be no harm if he should want
injection and Powders for two three days. Let him
continue to drink plentifully, to keep his {illeg}
close, to live Cool, and to avoid Exercise and {illeg}
a Poultice now and then. I intended the Laud[anum]
to be taken for obviating or removing the pain
of the testicle and in case these are any ways
urgent I would still have him take a dose of
it, at least once in two three nights.


With respect to his Female friend I
would wish to know if She has now any [discharge?]
from the Birth, if She has any heat of urine
or if She feels now any Smarting from the
injections
and I should wish to know these
particulars against tomorrow Senight. In
the mean time let her lay aside my injection
for some days and in place of it Inject with the
warm water
only two three times a day injecting
two or three fulls of the Syringe every time
. I am
yours &c.

William Cullen

Edinr. 7th Feby 1785

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