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

 

[ID:6022] From: Mr Joseph Ewart / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Baron Friedrich Anton von Heynitz (Patient) / 1784? / (Incoming)

Document titled 'Part of a Letter from Mr Ewart Charges des affair at Berlin', passing on compliments from Baylies and Heynitz who admires Cullen's First Lines which have been translated into German.

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FieldData
DOC ID 6022
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/3/18
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date1784?
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Document titled 'Part of a Letter from Mr Ewart Charges des affair at Berlin', passing on compliments from Baylies and Heynitz who admires Cullen's First Lines which have been translated into German.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1714]
Case of Baron Heynitz in Berlin, who is advised on his gout.
5


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:5466]AuthorMr Joseph Ewart
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5460]PatientBaron Friedrich Anton von Heynitz
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3840]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Baylies
[PERS ID:89]Other Physician / SurgeonProfessor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )
[PERS ID:5471]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Gregory
[PERS ID:5473]OtherMr Fyfe
[PERS ID:5466]OtherMr Joseph Ewart
[PERS ID:5467]Other Joseph-Louis Lagrange
[PERS ID:5468]OtherMr Robinson
[PERS ID:5469]OtherMrs Robinson
[PERS ID:5470]OtherMr Porte
[PERS ID:5472]OtherBishop Robert Lowth
[PERS ID:3840]Supplemental AuthorDr William Baylies

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Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Berlin Germany Germany Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other England Europe certain

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[Page 1]

Part of a Letter from Mr. Ewart Charges des affair
at Berlin


Doctor Baylies writes to Dr Cullen himself to testify
his high Satisfaction with the Consulation and informs
him of the successful trial that has been already made
I am particularly happy at the event, from the
Share I had in recommending the Doctors Advice
to be taken and from the warm interest I take in the
Patients recovery as he is one of the most particular
friends I have here & no less a person than a Mini¬
ster of state. I would have informed the Dr. of this
Circumstance sooner had I not thought the fee too
inconsiderable for a Man of such distinction though
it far exceeded what is ever given in this Country
I should have considered myself as a very unworthy
eleve of Dr. Cullen had I not foreseen that he
would treat the case as purely Gouty & it was for
that reason that I wished him to be Consulted
Baron Heynitz has repeatedly expressed his great
Satisfaction to me and having since he received
the Consultation Studied the Doctors practice
on the Gout in the first lines 1 is very highly
pleased with it & especially Admires the per¬
spicuity and precision of the description. He only
regrets that so few Medical Books have been
written after the same Scientific principles




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& says had there been more Cullens the progress of the
Science must have been infinitely greater than it
now is. It would be too tedious to repeat all that he
has said to me on this subject and I never See
him but something passes with regard to it. This
very day I have had occasion to be with his Excellency
twice & both times in the course of conversation he
repeated how much he is satisfied I beg you will
inform the Doctor of all this in presenting
him my best Compliments. Tell him likewise
that all the Editions of the first Lines have
been translated into German as soon as they
appeared the last not excepted. I ought not to forget
to mention also that I got a Copy of the Original
from England some months ago for the great
La Grange the first Mathematician of the Age 2
to whom I had given the former Edition & who
considers it as the only Classical book existing
on the Practice of Physic with the principles
of which he is well acquainted as with every
other branch of Science.


A propos of La Grange tell Mr. Robinson that
he has given me the Continuation & Conclusion of
the important Memoir of which I sent him
the first part a twelve month ago by Mr. Porte
and that I shall transmitt them to him by the




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first opportunity. I never received the letters you
mention from him & Mrs. Robinson of which I
beg you to inform them in remembering me parti¬
cularly to them both.


I think your plan for the Winter is very
proper & desire you will present my best Compliments
to all the Professors you mention when a proper
opportunity offers & particularly to Dr. Gregory
& Dr. Monro.


Since you are learning to pronounce English
I must likewise tell you that your Style is not
so correct as I could wish & I therefore recommend
Lowths Grammar 3 to your most careful perusal
& be assured it requires no small attention to
write any language even tolerably well. My
next letter to you shall be in french & I hope
to be able to answer you more particularly punc¬
tually than hitherto, tho' I believe if you know
how much I have to write & Cypher in different
Languages you would think this a very long
letter - I am surprised you do not mention
Mr. Fyfe in your last letters

Notes:

1: Cullen's First Lines of the Practice of Physic (1777-1784)

2: Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736-1813)

3: A Short Introduction to English Grammar (1762)

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]

Part of a Letter from Mr. Ewart Charges des affair
at Berlin


Doctor Baylies writes to Dr Cullen himself to testify
his high Satisfaction with the Consulation and informs
him of the successful trial that has been already made
I am particularly happy at the event, from the
Share I had in recommending the Doctors Advice
to be taken and from the warm interest I take in the
Patients recovery as he is one of the most particular
friends I have here & no less a person than a Mini¬
ster of state. I would have informed the Dr. of this
Circumstance sooner had I not thought the fee too
inconsiderable for a Man of such distinction though
it far exceeded what is ever given in this Country
I should have considered myself as a very unworthy
eleve of Dr. Cullen had I not foreseen that he
would treat the case as purely Gouty & it was for
that reason that I wished him to be Consulted
Baron Heynitz has repeatedly expressed his great
Satisfaction to me and having since he received
the Consultation Studied the Doctors practice
on the Gout in the first lines 1 is very highly
pleased with it & especially Admires the per¬
spicuity and precision of the description. He only
regrets that so few Medical Books have been
written after the same Scientific principles




[Page 2]


& says had there been more Cullens the progress of the
Science must have been infinitely greater than it
now is. It would be too tedious to repeat all that he
has said to me on this subject and I never See
him but something passes with regard to it. This
very day I have had occasion to be with his Excy.
twice & both times in the course of conversation he
repeated how much he is satisfied I beg you will
inform the Doctor of all this in presenting
him my best Compliments. Tell him likewise
that all the Editions of the first Lines have
been translated into German as soon as they
appeared the last not excepted. I ought not to forget
to mention also that I got a Copy of the Original
from England some months ago for the great
La Grange the first Mathematician of the Age 2
to whom I had given the former Edition & who
considers it as the only Classical book existing
on the Practice of Physic with the principles
of which he is well acquainted as with every
other branch of Science.


A propos of La Grange tell Mr. Robinson that
he has given me the Continuation & Conclusion of
the important Memoir of which I sent him
the first part a twelve month ago by Mr. Porte
and that I shall transmitt them to him by the




[Page 3]


first opportunity. I never received the letters you
mention from him & Mrs. Robinson of which I
beg you to inform them in remembering me parti¬
cularly to them both.


I think your plan for the Winter is very
proper & desire you will present my best Comps.
to all the Professors you mention when a proper
opportunity offers & particularly to Dr. Gregory
& Dr. Monro.


Since you are learning to pronounce English
I must likewise tell you that your Style is not
so correct as I could wish & I therefore recommend
Lowths Grammar 3 to your most careful perusal
& be assured it requires no small attention to
write any language even tolerably well. My
next letter to you shall be in french & I hope
to be able to answer you more particularly punc¬
tually than hitherto, tho' I believe if you know
how much I have to write & Cypher in different
Languages you would think this a very long
letter - I am surprised you do not mention
Mr. Fyfe in your last letters

Notes:

1: Cullen's First Lines of the Practice of Physic (1777-1784)

2: Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736-1813)

3: A Short Introduction to English Grammar (1762)

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