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

 

[ID:5098] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Samuel Thompson / Regarding: Mr Thomson (A. B.) (Patient) / 8 July 1785 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Saml. Thompson Esqr.'

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 5098
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/18/81
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date8 July 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, 'Saml. Thompson Esqr.'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:704]
Case of "A. B.", the four-year-old son of Mr Samuel Thomson on the island of St Croix who has lost his speech and developed a 'spasmodic' condition in his arm since being inoculated against smallpox.
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People linked to this document

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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3398]AddresseeMr Samuel Thompson
[PERS ID:3395]PatientMr Thomson (A. B.)
[PERS ID:89]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryProfessor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )
[PERS ID:3396]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Tower (Towers)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3398]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Samuel Thompson
[PERS ID:3403]OtherMr John Gordon

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 Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other East Indies certain
Mentioned / Other Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

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Saml. Thompson Esqr.
Sir,


I have this day communicated to me by
Dr. Monro a Copy of a letter addressed by you
to Mr. Gordon at Glasgow, in which you desire
to have an account of a Case similar to that of
your son which you had heard had been for¬
merly under the care of Dr. Monro and his
Brother and Dr. Monro desires me to let
you know that he does not remember his
ever having had any such Case but he puts me
in mind that in the advice which he and
I sent to your son by Mr. Towers there
was mention of a Case somewhat similar of
a Boy from the East Indies of whom I had
the cure. With respect to this I must tell
you that this Boy from the East Indies
{illeg} many of the circumstances which you
{illeg} but never was so bad as your




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son is. After coming to this Country he was soon
mended by the remedies which have been
advised for your son and by degrees after¬
wards pretty entirely recovered. As he was
removed to the Country it is a long time since
I heard of him but believe I should have
heard of him before now if he had not
continued to recover. Wishing your son
the same happy fate I am with respectful
Compliments


Sir
Your most Obedient Servant
William Cullen

Edinburgh 8th. July
1785

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Saml. Thompson Esqr.
Sir,


I have this day communicated to me by
Dr. Monro a Copy of a letter addressed by you
to Mr. Gordon at Glasgow, in which you desire
to have an account of a Case similar to that of
your son which you had heard had been for¬
merly under the care of Dr. Monro and his
Brother and Dr. Monro desires me to let
you know that he does not remember his
ever having had any such Case but he puts me
in mind that in the advice which he and
I sent to your son by Mr. Towers there
was mention of a Case somewhat similar of
a Boy from the East Indies of whom I had
the cure. With respect to this I must tell
you that this Boy from the East Indies
{illeg} many of the circumstances which you
{illeg} but never was so bad as your




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son is. After coming to this Country he was soon
mended by the remedies which have been
advised for your son and by degrees after¬
wards pretty entirely recovered. As he was
removed to the Country it is a long time since
I heard of him but believe I should have
heard of him before now if he had not
continued to recover. Wishing your son
the same happy fate I am with respectful
Compliments


Sir
Your most Obedient Servant
William Cullen

Edinr. 8th. July
1785

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