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

 

[ID:555] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch) / Regarding: Mrs Gordon (of Greenlaw) (Patient), Mr Gordon (of Skelton) (Patient) / 24 May 1782 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Dr Gilchrist C[oncerning] Mrs Gordon of Greenlaw and Gordon of Skelton', whose journey to Buxton Cullen believes will be 'of great service'.

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DOC ID 555
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/15/37
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date24 May 1782
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'Dr Gilchrist C[oncerning] Mrs Gordon of Greenlaw and Gordon of Skelton', whose journey to Buxton Cullen believes will be 'of great service'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1458]
Case of Mrs Gordon of Greenlaw who is conserdering shaving her head to guard against the colds to which she is susceptible.
2
[Case ID:2101]
Case of Mr Gordon of Skelton, who is advised to go to Buxton for an unstated condition.
1


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:115]AddresseeDr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[PERS ID:2679]PatientMrs Gordon (of Greenlaw)
[PERS ID:2819]PatientMr Gordon (of Skelton)
[PERS ID:115]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[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 Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Buxton Midlands England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Greenlaw Borders Scotland Europe certain

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Dr Gilchrist Concerning Mrs Gordon of
Greenlaw & Gordon of Skelton

Dear D.r


I am favoured with yours of the 21st
and before I received it has seen Mrs Gordon but have
as yet given her no advice but to let alone any cold bathing
till I see more of her condition. What I shall say
farther you shall hear of afterwards


I write now only with respect to Mr Gordon of Skelton.
I am clear that the Journey to Buxton will be of service
but what the waters either by drinking or bathing may do
is very uncertain but I think they may be safely tried
particularly by taking them as ↑a↑ tepid bath from 15 to 30
minutes and taking care that he is not exposed to cold
immediately after. I have studied Buxton very much and
can tell you that you will get very little instruction from
any writers on the subject. I am always affectionately


Dear John Yours &c &c

William Cullen

Edinburgh 24 May
1782 ----

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Dr Gilchrist C Mrs Gordon of
Greenlaw & Gordon of Skelton

Dear D.r


I am favoured with yours of the 21st
and before I received it has seen Mrs Gordon but have
as yet given her no advice but to let alone any cold bathing
till I see more of her condition. What I shall say
farther you shall hear of afterwards


I write now only with respect to Mr Gordon of Skelton.
I am clear that the Journey to Buxton will be of service
but what the waters either by drinking or bathing may do
is very uncertain but I think they may be safely tried
particularly by taking them as ↑a↑ tepid bath from 15 to 30
minutes and taking care that he is not exposed to cold
immediately after. I have studied Buxton very much and
can tell you that you will get very little instruction from
any writers on the subject. I am always affectionately


Dear John Yours &c &c

William Cullen

Edin.r 24 May
1782 ----

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