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

 

[ID:5085] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr Alexander Bannerman / Regarding: Collector Strang (Patient) / 25 June 1785 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Collector Strang'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 5085
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/18/68
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date25 June 1785
Annotation None
TypeMachine scribal copy
Enclosure(s) Enclosure(s) present
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen Yes
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'Collector Strang'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1814]
Case of Collector Strang whose only disorder when exmained by Cullen appears to be the tumours on the side of his neck and cheeks, particularly on the left side.
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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3456]AddresseeDr Alexander Bannerman
[PERS ID:5725]PatientCollector Strang
[PERS ID:3456]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Bannerman
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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

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Collector Strang
Sir


I was yesterday Consulted by your
Patient Collector Strang but as he had not time
to wait for my Advice he desired me to address it
by post to you.


His only ailment seems to be the tumours
on each Side of his Cheek and neck especially
on the left. I cannot be positive whether these
are Steatomatous or lymphatic but I hope the
latter as more capable of discussion which I
would attempt by the following remedies.


1 Let him take every morning two table
Spoonfuls of the Aperient Solution mix'd with
a mutckin or more of Spring water, taking it
at two ↑or↑ three draughts in the manner of a Mine¬
ral water. The dose should keep him to one
Stool every day and if it does either more or
less it should be diminished or increased and
this medicine is to be continued at least for ↓[a?]↓



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month.


2 Let him at the same time enter upon the
use of the Cicuta beginning with three grains of the
powder for a dose but increasing it daily till
it has had some sensible effects. To this pur¬
pose it may be taken twice a day and I need
not tell you what care is necessary to have the
powder in good condition.


3 Let his Cheek and Neck be bathed with the
discutient Solution (↑lotion↑) neither hot nor cold. He spoke
of some tumour under his Arm pit but he did
not give me time to examine it but if there
are any such let the lotion be applied there also
I think it enough either to one place or other
to apply it once a day. This patient is an
old acquaintance of mine and I am very anxious to do
him every Service in my power and therefore if you let
me know how he goes on and especially when any thing
new occurrs it will be very obliging to


Sir your most
obedient servant

William Cullen

Edinburgh 25th. June 1785



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For Collector Strang

Take two ounces of Soluble Tartar, one ounce of Glauber's Salts, half an ounce each of Sea-Salt and Polychrest Salt, two ounces of Simple Cinnamon Water, and ten ounces of spring Water. Dissolve, strain and Label: Aperient Solution.

Take one pound of distilled spring Water, one drachm of Sugar of Lead, and one ounce of Vinegar distillate. Dissolve and Label: Discutient Lotion.


W. C.

25th. June 1785

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Collector Strang
Sir


I was yesterday Consulted by your
Patient Collector Strang but as he had not time
to wait for my Advice he desired me to address it
by post to you.


His only ailment seems to be the tumours
on each Side of his Cheek and neck especially
on the left. I cannot be positive whether these
are Steatomatous or lymphatic but I hope the
latter as more capable of discussion which I
would attempt by the following remedies.


1 Let him take every morning two table
Spoonfuls of the Aperient Solution mix'd with
a mutckin or more of Spring water, taking it
at two ↑or↑ three draughts in the manner of a Mine¬
ral water. The dose should keep him to one
Stool every day and if it does either more or
less it should be diminished or increased and
this medicine is to be continued at least for ↓[a?]↓



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month.


2 Let him at the same time enter upon the
use of the Cicuta beginning with three grains of the
powder for a dose but increasing it daily till
it has had some sensible effects. To this pur¬
pose it may be taken twice a day and I need
not tell you what care is necessary to have the
powder in good condition.


3 Let his Cheek and Neck be bathed with the
discutient Solution (↑lotion↑) neither hot nor cold. He spoke
of some tumour under his Arm pit but he did
not give me time to examine it but if there
are any such let the lotion be applied there also
I think it enough either to one place or other
to apply it once a day. This patient is an
old acquaintance of mine and I am very anxious to do
him every Service in my power and therefore if you let
me know how he goes on and especially when any thing
new occurrs it will be very obliging to


Sir your most
obedient servant

William Cullen

Edinr. 25th. June 1785



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For Collector Strang


Tart. Solub. ℥ij
Sal. Glaub. ℥j
marin.
Polychrest @ ℥ſs
Aq. Cinnamom. Simpl. ℥ij
font. ℥x
Solve, cola et Sig. Aperient solution


℞ Aq. font. destillat. lbj
Sacchar. Sat. ʒj
Acet. destillat. ℥j
Solve et Sig. Discutient lotion


W. C.

25th. June 1785

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