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

 

[ID:6262] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Anthony Harrison / Regarding: Mrs Parker (Patient) / 19 June 1782 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'To Mrs Parker'

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FieldData
DOC ID 6262
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/15/224
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date19 June 1782
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
Enclosure(s) Enclosure(s) present
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'To Mrs Parker'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1261]
Case of Mrs Parker who has a schirrosity of her breast.
5


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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3125]AddresseeMr Anthony Harrison
[PERS ID:3425]PatientMrs Parker
[PERS ID:3125]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Anthony Harrison
[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 Penrith North-West England Europe inferred

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[Page 1]
Mrs Parker
Dear Sir


I am favoured with yours of the 15th
concerning Mrs Parker and I shall most willingly give
you the best advice for her I possibly can. The breast which
was the subject of my former advice seems now to be out
of ↑the↑ question, at least the state of her liver is now the most
urgent object of our attention. I am sorry to observe that
I think it a difficult and dangerous case. The sal diureticus
is very judiciously proposed by you and I would by all means
have it continued especially if you can perceive it to have
any effect in promoting Urine. Please let ↑her↑ have also the
Aperient pills ordered on t'other page. If this with the
sal diureticus does not keep her belly regular you must sup¬
ply it with some small doses of Rhubarb as you have done
before. I hold the raw Egg to be absolutely superfluous.
If you think she can bear a gentle vomit every three or
four days it may be of Service. Wishing you heartily
Success I am with great regard Dear Sir Your entirely

William Cullen
Edinburgh 19th June 1782.



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For Mrs Parker

Take half a drachm of powdered dry squill root half an ounce of powdered Chamomile flowers one ounce of Spanish Soap and Simple Syrup with sufficient mass to be divided into a singular pills of four five grains. Label: Aperient Pills four to be taken every night & morning washing down each with two table Spoonfulls of the Solution of the Sal Diureticus.

W.C.

19th June
1782

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Mrs Parker
Dear Sir


I am favoured with yours of the 15th
concerning Mrs Parker and I shall most willingly give
you the best advice for her I possibly can. The breast which
was the subject of my former advice seems now to be out
of ↑the↑ question, at least the state of her liver is now the most
urgent object of our attention. I am sorry to observe that
I think it a difficult and dangerous case. The sal diureticus
is very judiciously proposed by you and I would by all means
have it continued especially if you can perceive it to have
any effect in promoting Urine. Please let ↑her↑ have also the
Aperient pills ordered on t'other page. If this with the
sal diureticus does not keep her belly regular you must sup¬
ply it with some small doses of Rhubarb as you have done
before. I hold the raw Egg to be absolutely superfluous.
If you think she can bear a gentle vomit every three or
four days it may be of Service. Wishing you heartily
Success I am with great regard Dear Sir Your entirely

William Cullen
Edinh 19th June 1782.



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For Mrs Parker


Rad. Scill. Siccat. et pulv. ʒſs
Flor. chamomel. pulv. ℥ſs
Sapon. Hispan. ℥j
Syr. Simpl. q. s. ut f. massa
dividenda in pil. Sing. granorum IV V
Sig Aperient Pills four to be taken every
night & morning washing down each with
two table Spoonfulls of the Solution of
the Sal Diureticus
.

W.C.

19th June
1782

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