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

 

[ID:599] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr Robert Wood / Regarding: Mrs Fraser (of Monedy) (Patient) / 9 July 1782 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Dr R Wood C[oncerning] Mrs Fraser'. Cullen suggests she has a 'schirrous pylorus, which neither you nor I can cure', but recommends large doses of magnesia.

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DOC ID 599
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/15/84
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date9 July 1782
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
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Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
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Summary Reply, 'Dr R Wood C[oncerning] Mrs Fraser'. Cullen suggests she has a 'schirrous pylorus, which neither you nor I can cure', but recommends large doses of magnesia.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1441]
Case of Mrs Fraser whose stomach disorder may be caused by an obstruction of the pylorus.
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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:101]AddresseeDr Robert Wood
[PERS ID:3693]PatientMrs Fraser (of Monedy)
[PERS ID:101]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Robert Wood
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3694]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Fraser

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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 inferred
Mentioned / Other Monzie Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain

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Dr R Wood. Concerning Mrs Fraser
Dear Dr.


I have been spoken to about a patient
of yours Mrs Fraser of or at Monedy and I have promised
to ↑write↑ you about her. It appears to me very strongly that she has
a schirrous pylorus which neither you nor I can cure but
if you who know the case more exactly are of a different
opinion and give me a more favorable view of it I beg you
will write me and I shall then advise as well as I can, for
I would wish to oblige the young man her son who has been
very civil to my family.


In the view I have of the case I expect she may have
some relief from large doses of Magnesia both as an ab¬
sorbent
and a laxative and if it does not answer the latter
purpose you must supply it with some other saline laxa¬
tive
, the only kind that in such cases will pass through
and such cases commonly require a constant sollicit[a]tion to
stool. Besides these medicines I would keep her in hope
by some other and in every {illeg}[v]iew the best is the Cicuta. I
do not expect it will resolve the schirrosity but when the



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cicuta is in good condition and given in full doses it is often
very usefull as an anodyne. This is what I can suggest
at present but if you can find room for any further ad¬
vice or occasion for any different I beg you will write me.


With best Compliments & wishes to your family I am
most Sincerely
Dear Dr.
your most obedient servant
William Cullen

Edinburgh 9th July
1782.

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Dr R Wood. C Mrs Fraser
Dear Dr.


I have been spoken to about a patient
of yours Mrs Fraser of or at Monedy and I have promised
to ↑write↑ you about her. It appears to me very strongly that she has
a schirrous pylorus which neither you nor I can cure but
if you who know the case more exactly are of a different
opinion and give me a more favorable view of it I beg you
will write me and I shall then advise as well as I can, for
I would wish to oblige the young man her son who has been
very civil to my family.


In the view I have of the case I expect she may have
some relief from large doses of Magnesia both as an ab¬
sorbent
and a laxative and if it does not answer the latter
purpose you must supply it with some other saline laxa¬
tive
, the only kind that in such cases will pass through
and such cases commonly require a constant sollicit[a]tion to
stool. Besides these medicines I would keep her in hope
by some other and in every {illeg}[v]iew the best is the Cicuta. I
do not expect it will resolve the schirrosity but when the



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cicuta is in good condition and given in full doses it is often
very usefull as an anodyne. This is what I can suggest
at present but if you can find room for any further ad¬
vice or occasion for any different I beg you will write me.


With best Compliments & wishes to your family I am
most Sincerely
Dear Dr.
your most obedient servant
William Cullen

Edinr. 9th July
1782.

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