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

 

[ID:5940] From: Dr John Mudie (Moodie) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Scott (of Crigie) (Patient), Anonymous (Patient) / 19 November 1778 / (Incoming)

Letter from John Mudie in response to 'your Letter of the 9th Currt.', concerning an unnamed female patient, who was recently nursing and who is taking medicines for her feverishness. Also mentions death of Scott of Craigie. Cullen's letter of the 9th has not been traced and may be an error for Cullen's letter of the 18th (Mudie may have meant the 19th, which was possibly the day it reached him).

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 5940
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/677
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date19 November 1778
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from John Mudie in response to 'your Letter of the 9th Currt.', concerning an unnamed female patient, who was recently nursing and who is taking medicines for her feverishness. Also mentions death of Scott of Craigie. Cullen's letter of the 9th has not been traced and may be an error for Cullen's letter of the 18th (Mudie may have meant the 19th, which was possibly the day it reached him).
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:997]
Case of Mr. Scott of Crigie, who consulted Cullen about five years earlier over his gout brought on by heavy drinking, but now has a severe and fatal jaundice.
3
[Case ID:1307]
Case of an unnamed female patient who has recently stopped nursing, and whose response to medicines (prescribed earlier by Cullen) for feverishness is being reported by John Mudie of Montrose.
1


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1646]AuthorDr John Mudie (Moodie)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2554]PatientMr Scott (of Crigie)
[PERS ID:2720]Patient
[PERS ID:1646]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Mudie (Moodie)
[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 Montrose East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Dear Sir


I was favoured with your Letter of
the 9th Current - The Lady would not allow the application
of a Blister to the pained part when I first proposed it, nor
even after ↑when↑ corroborated by your Judicious advice. Indeed
for some days The pain has been so moderate, and the
Intermissions so long that I have not insisted on it --
Cream of Tartar with Lenitive Electuary, and Ol. Ricini
likewise, were tryed before I got Yours. The former without
any good Effect, the Oil answered but She would not
continue with it. -- Since that an Alectuary of
prepared Crem. Tartar with Syr. Ros. palid. has been taken
without Benefit, and afterwards I prevailed on her again
to take the Oil, which did well, but Her Stomach
nauseate it so much that She would not continue
with it. She is now taking 4. Grains of the pil. ex Colocy.
of Aloe
Evening & morning which keep her open in the
Belly, but this heating irritating Medicine I was again
averse to, as her pulse is 100, or more in the Minute; however
as She can easily Swallow Pills She will use them any
nothing else. Opiates have been sometimes used when the
Pain was very severe but did not procure considerable Relief.




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They did not encrease the Fever. The Nursing is given up intirely.
This Case has difficulted me much, and from the Quickness of the Pulse &
her Still wasting I dread Some topical Obstruction. Your Advice
when convenient will be obliging --


I wrote you in haste on Saturday last concerning Mr Scott of Crigie,
who died on Monday, and am much Surprized I have had no Return.
There were 2. Guineas enclosed in the Letter -- I am, With Esteem


Dear Sir
Your most humble Servant

John Mudie

Montrose 19th. November 1778



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Mudie of Montrose
of
A Lady.
November 1778.
9. p. 81


Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh

Diplomatic Text

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Dear Sir


I was favoured with your Letter of
the 9th Currt. - The Lady would not allow the application
of a Blister to the pained part when I first proposed it, nor
even after ↑when↑ corroborated by your Judicious advice. Indeed
for some days The pain has been so moderate, and the
Intermissions so long that I have not insisted on it --
Cream of Tartar with Lenitive Electuary, and Ol. Ricini
likewise, were tryed before I got Yours. The former without
any good Effect, the Oil answered but She would not
continue with it. -- Since that an Alectuary of
prepared Crem. Tartar with Syr. Ros. palid. has been taken
without Benefit, and afterwards I prevailed on her again
to take the Oil, which did well, but Her Stomach
nauseate it so much that She would not continue
with it. She is now taking 4. Grains of the pil. ex Colocy.
of Aloe
Evening & morning which keep her open in the
Belly, but this heating irritating Medicine I was again
averse to, as her pulse is 100, or more in the Minute; however
as She can easily Swallow Pills She will use them any
nothing else. Opiates have been sometimes used when the
Pain was very severe but did not procure considerable Relief.




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They did not encrease the Fever. The Nursing is given up intirely.
This Case has difficulted me much, and from the Quickness of the Pulse &
her Still wasting I dread Some topical Obstruction. Your Advice
when convenient will be obliging --


I wrote you in haste on Saturday last concerning Mr Scott of Crigie,
who died on Monday, and am much Surprized I have had no Return.
There were 2. Guineas enclosed in the Letter -- I am, With Esteem


Dear Sir
Your most humble Servant

John Mudie

Montrose 19th. November 1778



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Mudie of Montrose
of
A Lady.
Novr. 1778.
9. p. 81


Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh

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