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

 

[ID:686] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mr J B (Patient) / 22 December 1782 / (Outgoing)

Reply, following up on the case of a Mr J. B., giving some further suggestions for his treatment. Presumably addressed either to the Mr Bryan who first reported the case or the Dr Charleton who has also been in attendance. In terms of contents, serves as something of an 'after-thought' to the previous letter on the same case written the day before (see Doc:687).

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FieldData
DOC ID 686
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/15/173
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date22 December 1782
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, following up on the case of a Mr J. B., giving some further suggestions for his treatment. Presumably addressed either to the Mr Bryan who first reported the case or the Dr Charleton who has also been in attendance. In terms of contents, serves as something of an 'after-thought' to the previous letter on the same case written the day before (see Doc:687).
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Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1510]
Case of Mr J. B. who has a problem with his neck muscles, as reported by Mr Bryan.
2


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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3058]PatientMr J B
[PERS ID:3057]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Bryan
[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

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Mr J. B. from Mr Bryan
for first letter see p 317. 1
Dear Sir


It was with difficulty that I found
time to say so much as I did on the Case of Mr J. B. and
having said what I thought the needful, I finished without
saying two or three things which I propose to supply by
this Letter which you will transmit when you find con¬
venient.


I do not believe that the Gentleman would have
recieved any benefit by his persisting in his milk Diet.
Though a very full diet might be hurtfull I am per¬
suaded, that some share of meat and wine is the most
proper for him. But moderation is very necessary and
his chearful glass as he calls it should be always
within bounds. He may be relieved by being warmed
but if the heat raised be anything considerable he
will always be the worse for it afterwards.




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Warm bathing especially applied to the parts
affected might be of service; but I think either partial
or general bathing very hazardous at this season


Moderate exercise may be of service; but in the
least violent must be hurtful; and every sudden
[jolt?], such as happened on the Starting of his horse
must be hurtful.


I have thus I think taken notice of every parti¬
cular mentioned in the Case and have only to conclude
with saying, that I cannot percieve or suspect any
affinity of the Case to Gout. I am


Sir
Your most obedient Servant
William Cullen

Edinburgh December 22.
1782.

Notes:

1: See Document ID:687, which is linked to this Case.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]

Mr J. B. from Mr Bryan
for first letter see p 317. 1
Dear Sir


It was with difficulty that I found
time to say so much as I did on the Case of Mr J. B. and
having said what I thought the needful, I finished without
saying two or three things which I propose to supply by
this Letter which you will transmit when you find con¬
venient.


I do not believe that the Gentleman would have
recieved any benefit by his persisting in his milk Diet.
Though a very full diet might be hurtfull I am per¬
suaded, that some share of meat and wine is the most
proper for him. But moderation is very necessary and
his chearful glass as he calls it should be always
within bounds. He may be relieved by being warmed
but if the heat raised be anything considerable he
will always be the worse for it afterwards.




[Page 2]


Warm bathing especially applied to the parts
affected might be of service; but I think either partial
or general bathing very hazardous at this season


Moderate exercise may be of service; but in the
least violent must be hurtful; and every sudden
[jolt?], such as happened on the Starting of his horse
must be hurtful.


I have thus I think taken notice of every parti¬
cular mentioned in the Case and have only to conclude
with saying, that I cannot percieve or suspect any
affinity of the Case to Gout. I am


Sir
Your most obedient Servant
William Cullen

Edinr Decr
1782.

Notes:

1: See Document ID:687, which is linked to this Case.

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