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

 

[ID:5654] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr Joshua Dixon / Regarding: Mr Thomas Pearson (Patient), Mrs Steele (Patient) / 20 May 1788 / (Outgoing)

Reply concerning the case of Mrs Steele, and mentioning Mr Pearson. Cullen has nothing new to say about the case and her current treatment.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 5654
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/20/273
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date20 May 1788
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 concerning the case of Mrs Steele, and mentioning Mr Pearson. Cullen has nothing new to say about the case and her current treatment.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:2201]
Case of Mrs Steele who has diarrhoea and nausea.
5
[Case ID:2207]
Case of Thomas Pearson who has suffered bouts of rheumatic fever and is left with very weak wrists which prevent him from writing.
7


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3957]AddresseeDr Joshua Dixon
[PERS ID:3959]PatientMr Thomas Pearson
[PERS ID:3978]PatientMrs Steele
[PERS ID:3957]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Joshua Dixon
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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 Whitehaven North-West England Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Whitehaven North-West England Europe certain

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Mrs. Steele

Dear Dr.


Having been out of town and occupied
with examinations I could not answer your letter
sooner.


From what you tell me of Mrs. Steeles
stools I hope the disease may be recovered, but
I can hardly think of a better medicine than
that I prescribed in my last. You agree with
me in employing the Opium and Ipecac,
and I am clearly of opinion that the Kino is
much fitter than any preparation of the
bark
could be, but I have no objection to your
employing separately any preparation of the
bark
that her stomach will bear.


You tell me that my prescription was of
service at first, but you do not tell me that
the dose was ever increased, and without this I
do not expect that it could continue to be of
much use.




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My best wishes to all my Patients at Whitehaven
but no new Advices to of occur to be offered. If
Mr. Pearson can be as exact in executing as I
have been in directing I expect to hear good
accounts of him. I am with sincere regard


Dear Dr.
Your most Obedient Servant.
William Cullen

Edinburgh 20th. May
1788

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Mrs. Steele

Dear Dr.


Having been out of town and occupied
with examinations I could not answer your letter
sooner.


From what you tell me of Mrs. Steeles
stools I hope the disease may be recovered, but
I can hardly think of a better medicine than
that I prescribed in my last. You agree with
me in employing the Opium and Ipecac,
and I am clearly of opinion that the Kino is
much fitter than any preparation of the
bark
could be, but I have no objection to your
employing separately any preparation of the
bark
that her stomach will bear.


You tell me that my prescription was of
service at first, but you do not tell me that
the dose was ever increased, and without this I
do not expect that it could continue to be of
much use.




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My best wishes to all my Patients at Whitehaven
but no new Advices to of occur to be offered. If
Mr. Pearson can be as exact in executing as I
have been in directing I expect to hear good
accounts of him. I am with sincere regard


Dear Dr.
Your most Obedient Servant.
William Cullen

Edinr. 20th. May
1788

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