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

 

[ID:5924] From: Dr Henry Cullen (Harry, Dr Henry, "the young doctor" ) / To: Dr James Robertson / Regarding: Mr Fraser (of Relick) (Patient) / 9 January 1790 / (Outgoing)

Reply, for 'Dr. Robertson C(oncerning) Mrs Fraser'. Henry Cullen writes in his father's place and apologises for the lateness of the reply as 'he has been so much indisposed and being now confined to bed... is unable to do any business'. He supplies a recipe for an astringent lotion and advises the extraction of Mrs Fraser's carious tooth.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 5924
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/21/194
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date9 January 1790
Annotation None
TypeMachine scribal copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, for 'Dr. Robertson C(oncerning) Mrs Fraser'. Henry Cullen writes in his father's place and apologises for the lateness of the reply as 'he has been so much indisposed and being now confined to bed... is unable to do any business'. He supplies a recipe for an astringent lotion and advises the extraction of Mrs Fraser's carious tooth.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:788]
Case of Mrs [Jane] Fraser of Relict [Relig/Reelig], who suffers from breathlessness and pain in her side; she subsequently falls down stairs, becomes pregnant and is then dissuaded from suckling her child for fear of her catching milk fever and a cold.
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[PERS ID:544]AuthorDr Henry Cullen (Harry, Dr Henry, "the young doctor" )
[PERS ID:4776]AddresseeDr James Robertson
[PERS ID:858]PatientMr Fraser (of Relick)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4776]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr James Robertson
[PERS ID:544]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Henry Cullen (Harry, Dr Henry, "the young doctor" )
[PERS ID:857]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Jane Fraser (of Relick)
[PERS ID:1]OtherDr 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 Inverness North Highlands Scotland Europe certain

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Dr. Robertson concerning
Mrs Fraser
Sir,


Your letter of the 19th ultimate
was received by my father in course but
he has been so much indisposed and
being now confined to bed that he is
unable to do any business. I therefore
think it my duty to offer you the best
advice I can for Mrs. Fraser.


I shall not at present touch at all
upon her pectoral complaints, as I hope
they are now almost entirely removed,
and shall only speak respecting the
sponginess of her gums. It would appear
that by the use of the Bark it had been
much mended, and if it continues to do so
I can see no room for advising any other
medicine. But if the complaint shall



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continue ir seem to grow worse I would advise
a trial of the following Lotion in place of the
Bark.

Take half an ounce of Quercin and bboil in two pints of water until there is eleven drachms worth. Strain the liquid, and then add to it one drachm of alum rock, one and a half drachms of French brandy and an ounce of white sugar. Mix, and label: Astringent lotion for Rinsing the mouth twice a day. If the quantity of the bark be found too astringent or too little so, it may be deminished or increased.


Respecting the Carive tooth on the left
side of the
I would earnestly advise
extraction.


Make my apology to Mr Fraser for
not having written to him on this [sooner?]



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as my fathers ailment is of the most
alarming nature, and requires our constant
attention, and it is with difficulty that I
have commanded as much time as to write
the above


I am
Sir
Your most Obedient Servant
Henry Cullen

Edinburgh 9th.. January
1790.

Diplomatic Text

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Dr. Robertson C
Mrs Fraser
Sir,


Your letter of the 19th ult.
was received by my father in course but
he has been so much indisposed and
being now confined to bed that he is
unable to do any business. I therefore
think it my duty to offer you the best
advice I can for Mrs. Fraser.


I shall not at present touch at all
upon her pectoral complaints, as I hope
they are now almost entirely removed,
and shall only speak respecting the
sponginess of her gums. It would appear
that by the use of the Bark it had been
much mended, and if it continues to do so
I can see no room for advising any other
medicine. But if the complaint shall



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continue ir seem to grow worse I would advise
a trial of the following Lotion in place of the
Bark.


Cort. quere. ℥ſs
coque ex aq. font lb ij ad ℥xi
Liquere colato aade
Alum. Rup. ʒi
Spir. vi. Gall ℥iſs
Sacchar alb. ℥i
ℳ Sig. Astringent lotion for Rinsing the
mouth twice a day. If the quantity of the bark
be found too astringent or too little so, it may
be deminished or increased.


Respecting the Carive tooth on the left
side of the
I would earnestly advise
extraction.


Make my apology to Mr Fraser for
not having written to him on this [sooner?]



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as my fathers ailment is of the most
alarming nature, and requires our constant
attention, and it is with difficulty that I
have commanded as much time as to write
the above


I am
Sir
Your most Obedient Servant
Henry Cullen

Edinr. 9th.. Janry.
1790.

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