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

 

[ID:5180] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr John Armitstead / Regarding: Lady (Patient) / 8 December 1785 / (Outgoing)

Letter to Dr Armitstead concerning an unnamed female patient.

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DOC ID 5180
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/18/160
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date8 December 1785
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
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Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter to Dr Armitstead concerning an unnamed female patient.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
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Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1878]
Case of an unnamed female patient with a cough, hectics and other symptoms of consumption as reported by Dr Armitstead at Knaresborough.
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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4061]AddresseeDr John Armitstead
[PERS ID:4465]PatientLady
[PERS ID:4061]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Armitstead
[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 Knaresborough North-East England Europe inferred

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Dr. Armistead Concerning a Lady
Dear Sir


I had your favour of the 4th. current
delivered to me this morning, and as I have an
advice to offer that should not be delayed, I write
you by the first opportunity.


Though I suspect you are mistaken
in your Supposition of a purulent expectora¬
tion
yet the first Symptoms sufficiently
showed a tendency to Phthisis, and tho'
her recovery was a very favourable appearance
yet her relapse and present Symptoms
must renew all our fears, and at least
give a strong suspicion of tubercle. Upon [that?]
supposition your Practice first and last
has been as judicious as [possible but?] I know
well the impotency of {illeg} in [such Cases?]
and I am certain there is no remedy so [necessary?]



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as a Sea Voyage and a mild Climate. If your Pa¬
tient therefore is willing and able to take to [this?]
remedy I would advise it immediately, {illeg} I
find it of consequence to get Pulmonic person[s]
out of this Climate before Christmass Old Style.
With this remedy I dont think it necessary
to advise any other, but it may be very prop[er]
to continue the issue, and moderate diet th[at]
you have advised. Wishing you heartily Success
in this and Prosperity in all your under¬
takings I am with great regard


Dear Sir
Your most Obedient Servant
William Cullen

Edinburgh 8th. December
1785

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Dr. Armistead C. a Lady
Dear Sir


I had your favour of the 4th. current
delivered to me this morning, and as I have an
advice to offer that should not be delayed, I write
you by the first opportunity.


Though I suspect you are mistaken
in your Supposition of a purulent expectora¬
tion
yet the first Symptoms sufficiently
showed a tendency to Phthisis, and tho'
her recovery was a very favourable appearance
yet her relapse and present Symptoms
must renew all our fears, and at least
give a strong suspicion of tubercle. Upon [that?]
supposition your Practice first and last
has been as judicious as [possible but?] I know
well the impotency of {illeg} in [such Cases?]
and I am certain there is no remedy so [necessary?]



[Page 2]

as a Sea Voyage and a mild Climate. If your Pa¬
tient therefore is willing and able to take to [this?]
remedy I would advise it immediately, {illeg} I
find it of consequence to get Pulmonic person[s]
out of this Climate before Christmass Old Style.
With this remedy I dont think it necessary
to advise any other, but it may be very prop[er]
to continue the issue, and moderate diet th[at]
you have advised. Wishing you heartily Success
in this and Prosperity in all your under¬
takings I am with great regard


Dear Sir
Your most Obedient Servant
William Cullen

Edinr. 8th. Decr.
1785

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