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

 

[ID:507] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr John Grey (Junior) / Regarding: Mr John Grey (Senior) (Patient), Mr John Grey (Junior) (Patient) / 19 January 1775 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'Mr Grey Senr. & Junr'

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FieldData
DOC ID 507
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/3/85
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date19 January 1775
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply 'Mr Grey Senr. & Junr'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:486]
Case of Mr John Grey (Senior) at Alnwick, who has diabetes. He is under the local care of Dr Henry Richardson.
4
[Case ID:2092]
Case of John Grey (Junior) at Alnwick, who is very healthy except for a 'little cough' (John Grey Senior, his father, is also being treated by Cullen).
2


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:268]AddresseeMr John Grey (Junior)
[PERS ID:268]PatientMr John Grey (Junior)
[PERS ID:267]PatientMr John Grey (Senior)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:268]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr John Grey (Junior)
[PERS ID:267]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr John Grey (Senior)
[PERS ID:458]OtherMr Matthew Reid

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Alnwick North-East England Europe certain

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Mr Mathew Reid Alnwick.
Mr Grey Senior & Junior
Dear Sir


I was favoured with yours yesterday but as no post
went &cc. I heartily wish I could be of service, &c. but matters
seem to be far gone with your father & the only service we
can do him is to support his strength & keep him easy as
long as we can. I have given you on t'other page a Cordial
Infusion as well suited to his particular circumstances as
I can make it. You may give him a couple of spoonfulls
several times a day more or less as you find his stomach
bears it. I think you have some reason to give attention
to your own health & I would wish to have you quite free
of every degree of cough, & I hope you might escape it entirely
if it did not happen that you was exposed to some causes
of fresh cold & you must in that respect study your manage¬
ment with great exactness & attention, & with the other parts of your
management particularly frequent exercise on horseback I hope you will
be very well. I think it is indifferent whether you take
Rhenish & water or small been providing only that the one is
as weak as the other.

For Mr Grey Senior


Take two drachms of cardiac confection, one drachm of Japanese earth and eight ounces of boiling water. Let it rest, then agitate it constantly for three hours and add to the strained liquid two ounces of cinnamon water, one ounce of Syrup de mecon, a drachm of spirit of lavender, half a drachm of Thebaic Tincture. Mix it all and label it: Cordial Infusion.

two table spoonfulls to be
taken several times a day.

19th. January 1775.
W.C.

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Mr Mathew Reid Alnwick.
Mr Grey Senr & Junr
Dr Sir


I was favoured wt yours yesterd. bt as no post
went &cc. I heartily wish I could be of service, &c. but matters
seem to be far gone w your father & the only service we
can do him is to support his strength & keep him easy as
long as we can. I have given you on t'other page a Cordial
Infusion as well suited to his particular circumstances as
I can make it. You may give him a couple of spoonfulls
several times a day more or less as you find his stom.
bears it. I think you have some reason to give attention
to your own health & I would wish to have you quite free
of every degree of cough, & I hope you mt escape it entirely
if it did not happen tht you was exposed to some causes
of fresh cold & you must in yt respect study yr manage¬
ment with gt exactn & attentn., & with the other parts of yr
managemt particy freq. exerc. on horseb. I hope you will
be very well. I think it is indifferent whether you take
Rhenish & water or small been providg. only yt ye one is
as weak as ye other.

For Mr Grey Senr.



Confect. cardiac. ʒij Terr. Japon. ʒi aq. bull. ℥viij
Digere subinde agitans horas tres & liquori colato
adde. Aq. cinnam. spir. ℥ij Syr. de mecon ℥j
Spt. lavend. comp. ʒj Tinct. Theb. (ʒ)ſs.
ℳ. Signa Cordial Infusn.

two table spoonfulls to be
taken several times a day.

19th. Janry 1775.
W.C.

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