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

 

[ID:5490] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Alexander Dunlop (Sanders, Saunders) / Regarding: Mr Archibald Campbell (of Succoth) (Patient) / 19 July 1787 / (Outgoing)

Reply for 'Mr Campbell', to his surgeon, Alexander ('Saunders') Dunlop, advising on his continuing treatment. Cullen repeats what he has said in his previous letter, which 'has been prevented by the robbery of the Post from coming to your hand', and concludes: 'if I had not been twenty miles off in the Country yesterday and got no notice of the robbery till late last night I should have written this letter sooner'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 5490
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/20/110
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date19 July 1787
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 for 'Mr Campbell', to his surgeon, Alexander ('Saunders') Dunlop, advising on his continuing treatment. Cullen repeats what he has said in his previous letter, which 'has been prevented by the robbery of the Post from coming to your hand', and concludes: 'if I had not been twenty miles off in the Country yesterday and got no notice of the robbery till late last night I should have written this letter sooner'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:2023]
Case of Mr Campbell of Succoth, who has a 'movable tumour' on the lower lid of his left eye.
7


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:591]AddresseeMr Alexander Dunlop (Sanders, Saunders)
[PERS ID:3914]PatientMr Archibald Campbell (of Succoth)
[PERS ID:591]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Alexander Dunlop (Sanders, Saunders)
[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 Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred

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Mr Campbell

Dear Sir


I am very sorry to find that the letter which I
wrote you in course of Post concerning Mr Campbell
has been prevented by the robbery of the Post from
coming to your hand, and therefore I give you again
the substance of it here.


I am heartily concerned to find Mr Campbells
ailment increasing, but am at least pleased that it
is not attended with either pain or itchiness. I am
sorry to tell you that I know of no better remedy
than the Saturnine solution. I suppose the
Mercurial Ointment has been laid aside, and
I would not now advise the continuance or repetiĀ¬
tion of it, and the only additional remedy that
I can now propose is the Cicuta which I have known
useful in tedious sores of all kinds. I would have
you employ it in well preserved Powder. Let him
begin with a pill of three grains, and let him go on
by increasing the dose by one Pill every day till it



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shall have some sensible effects, and when that happens
he may take two such doses every day till these effects
again disappear, and then the dose again must
be a little increased. I can trust this matter very
well to your good judgement and discretion, but if
any doubts or questions shall occurr I will be
very ready to attend to them. You may be assured
that I would never delay for a moment any
thing relating to Mr Campbell, and therefore
I wrote you in course on Monday, and if I had
not been twenty miles off in the Country yesterday
and got no notice of the robbery till late last
night I should have written this letter sooner
With respectful Compliments to Mr Campbell
& family I am with great regard


Dear Saunders
Yours &c.
William Cullen

Edinburgh 19th. July
1787

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Mr Campbell

Dear Sir


I am very sorry to find that the letter which I
wrote you in course of Post concerning Mr Campbell
has been prevented by the robbery of the Post from
coming to your hand, and therefore I give you again
the substance of it here.


I am heartily concerned to find Mr Campbells
ailment increasing, but am at least pleased that it
is not attended with either pain or itchiness. I am
sorry to tell you that I know of no better remedy
than the Saturnine solution. I suppose the
Mercurial Ointment has been laid aside, and
I would not now advise the continuance or repetiĀ¬
tion of it, and the only additional remedy that
I can now propose is the Cicuta which I have known
useful in tedious sores of all kinds. I would have
you employ it in well preserved Powder. Let him
begin with a pill of three grains, and let him go on
by increasing the dose by one Pill every day till it



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shall have some sensible effects, and when that happens
he may take two such doses every day till these effects
again disappear, and then the dose again must
be a little increased. I can trust this matter very
well to your good judgement and discretion, but if
any doubts or questions shall occurr I will be
very ready to attend to them. You may be assured
that I would never delay for a moment any
thing relating to Mr Campbell, and therefore
I wrote you in course on Monday, and if I had
not been twenty miles off in the Country yesterday
and got no notice of the robbery till late last
night I should have written this letter sooner
With respectful Compliments to Mr Campbell
& family I am with great regard


Dear Saunders
Yours &c.
William Cullen

Edinr. 19th. July
1787

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