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

 

[ID:5983] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch) / Regarding: Mr Dickson (Dixon) (Patient) / 28 February 1776 / (Outgoing)

Reply headed 'For Dr Gilchrist about Dickson',.

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FieldData
DOC ID 5983
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/6/93
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date28 February 1776
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply headed 'For Dr Gilchrist about Dickson',.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:173]
Case of the elderly Mr Dickson who dies after being weakened by influenza.
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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:115]AddresseeDr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[PERS ID:1543]PatientMr Dickson (Dixon)
[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

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For Dr Gilchrist about Dickson.


confirmed in my notion of the inflammatory state by the effect of
the two last bleedings & by the mouthful of blood throwed up in
the interval. I am persuaded he owes his life to your judgement
& courage & I must with the utmost confidence trust to your discre¬
tion. Tho this case has been certainly attended with inflam¬
matory Diathesis
& during the paroxysm with an accumula¬
tion of blood in the lungs, I hope you have got the better of both
& hope therefore that such large bleedinga will not be again
necessary. I hope you may insist upon what is agreable to your
past experience, thence of Antispasmodics. No good much
here these ten years except a parcel I ordered a year ago, but
you must take what you have. But trust to the Opiates.
your doses are still very moderate, bring them near to the



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time of accession. You are right in thinking that [repetion[repetition]?]
of such remedies, either ineffectual or hurtfull. Periodi¬
cal ailments only to be cured by constant repetition of the
remedies preventing the accession. Your blisters seem to
have been employed faithfully, & time now for an Issue.
With respect to purgatives & diet, as before & so of exercise

Wednesday. February 28th 1776.
W. C.

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For Dr Gilchrist about Dickson.


confirmed in my notion of the inflammatory state by ye effect of
the two last bleedings & by ye mouthful of blood throwed up in
the interval. I am persuaded he owes his life to your judgent
& courage & I must w ye utmost confidence trust to your discre¬
tion. Tho this case has been certainly attended with inflam¬
matory Diathesis
& during ye paroxysm with an accumula¬
tion of blood in ye lungs, I hope you have got the better of both
& hope therefore yt such large bleedinga will not be again
necessary. I hope you may insist upon wt is agreable to your
past experience, thence of Antispasmodics. No good much
here these ten years except a parcel I ordered a year ago, but
you must take what you have. But trust to the Opiates.
your doses are still very moderate, bring them near to the



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time of accession. You are right in thinking yt [repetion[repetition]?]
of such remedies, either ineffectual or hurtfull. Periodi¬
cal ailments only to be cured by constant repetition of the
remedies preventing ye accession. Your blisters seem to
have been employed faithfully, & time now for an Issue.
W respect to purgat. & diet, as before & so of exercise

Wednesday. February 28th 1776.
W. C.

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