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

 

[ID:692] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr William Hamilton (in Glasgow) / Regarding: Mr Thomas Alston (Patient) / 28 December 1782 / (Outgoing)

Reply, brief, to William Hamilton regarding the ongoing case of Mr Alston; Cullen agrees with the current treatment, and encloses a cephalic prescription.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 692
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/15/179
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date28 December 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, brief, to William Hamilton regarding the ongoing case of Mr Alston; Cullen agrees with the current treatment, and encloses a cephalic prescription.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:671]
Case of Mr Thomas Alston who spits blood and consequently has a poor prognosis and whose case eventually proves fatal.
13


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:175]AddresseeDr William Hamilton (in Glasgow)
[PERS ID:554]PatientMr Thomas Alston
[PERS ID:175]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Hamilton (in Glasgow)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred

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[Page 1]
Mr Alston
Dear Sir


I have been out of town since Thursday
afternoon and therefore could not answer you sooner.


I am sorry for what has happened to Mr Alston as it
may render his ailment much more obstinate but you have
taken and propose to take the most proper and promising
measures. I am clear for your continuing the bleedings
and diet you mention but while the latter is strictly ob¬
served your evacuations may be more moderate. I think
the pills may be laid aside till the evacuations have been
practised for some time
, but in place of the pills he may
take the Electuary prescribed on t'other page. I am always
with affection and regard

Dear William
your most obedient servant
William Cullen
Edinburgh 28th December
1782



[Page 2]
For Mr Alston

Take an ounce each of ground Wood Valerian root and ground Peruvian bark, 2 drachms each of ground Cinnamon and prepared Powdered Steel, 2 ounces of Orange Peel conserve, and enough Simple Syrup to make an Electuary. Label: Cephalic Electuary the bigness of a filbert to be taken twice a day

W.C.
28th December
1782. –

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Mr Alston
Dear Sir


I have been out of town since Thursday
afternoon and therefore could not answer you sooner.


I am sorry for what has happened to Mr Alston as it
may render his ailment much more obstinate but you have
taken and propose to take the most proper and promising
measures. I am clear for your continuing the bleedings
and diet you mention but while the latter is strictly ob¬
served your evacuations may be more moderate. I think
the pills may be laid aside till the evacuations have been
practised for some time
, but in place of the pills he may
take the Electuary prescribed on t'other page. I am always
with affection and regard

Dear William
your most obedient servant
William Cullen
Edinr. 28th Decr.
1782



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For Mr Alston

℞ pulv. rad. valerian. silv.
–––– cort. Peruv. @ ℥j
–––– cinnamom.
Limatur. Mart. ppt. @ ʒij
Cons. e cort. aurant. ℥ij
Syr. Simpl. q. s. ut f. Electuarium
Sig. Cephalic Electuary the bigness of a filbert
to be taken twice a day

W.C.
28th Decer.
1782. –

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