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

 

[ID:714] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr William Ingham / Regarding: Miss Barbara Peareth (Pearith) (Patient) / 20 February 1783 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Mr Ingham C. Miss B. Peareth'.

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DOC ID 714
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/15/201
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date20 February 1783
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
Enclosure(s) Enclosure(s) present
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'Mr Ingham C. Miss B. Peareth'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:53]
Case of Miss Barbara Peareth who is thought to have an internal abdominal tumour.
13


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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:82]AddresseeMr William Ingham
[PERS ID:662]PatientMiss Barbara Peareth (Pearith)
[PERS ID:82]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr William Ingham
[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 Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred

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Mr Ingham Concerning Miss B. Peareth

Dear Sir,


Your accounts of Miss B. Peareth
are as favorable as I could possibly expect and I
am particularly happy to find that the Vitriolic mix¬
ture
has answered so well. I am not surprised
to find that after being so often repeated it is some¬
times thrown up but you are right in persisting
as it sometimes still answers. If you shall find
that it comes to be more frequently rejected there
is one or two things you must try, that is, either to
intervall the use of it for two or three days by which
the stomach may be again reconcilated to it, or you
must try an increase of dose. If in no way you
can continue the use of it please try the following
mixture in place of it, which I have prescribed
on the other page. These are the only medicines which
I can propose for the moment and as I suppose



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that you still continue the giving of some nourishment
by injection
. If this is returned tolerably well I would
not insist on giving any Laudanum with it & cer¬
tainly if none is necessary in that way I would by
no means desire to take away the favourite Evening
draught. I am glad to find you make no mention
of Hectic symptoms & I think the fossil acids I
advise are the best means of preventing them and
of moderating them if they should arise. With re¬
spectful Compliments to the family I am Dear
Sir with great regard


your most Obedient servant

William Cullen

Edinburgh February 20 1783



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For Miss B. Peareth

Take six and a half ounces of spring water, one ounce of cloves' Syrup, one drachm of Spanish sea-Salt and two drachms of common Salt's Spirit. Mix and label as Stomachic Mixture. A teaspoon to be taken in a little broth.


February 20th. 1783.

W.C.

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Mr Ingham C Miss B. Peareth

Dear Sir,


Your accounts of Miss B. Peareth
are as favorable as I could possibly expect and I
am particularly happy to find that the Vitriolic mix¬
ture
has answered so well. I am not surprised
to find that after being so often repeated it is some¬
times thrown up but you are right in persisting
as it sometimes still answers. If you shall find
that it comes to be more frequently rejected there
is one or two things you must try, that is, either to
intervall the use of it for two or three days by which
the stomach may be again reconcilated to it, or you
must try an increase of dose. If in no way you
can continue the use of it please try the following
mixture in place of it, which I have prescribed
on the other page. These are the only medicines which
I can propose for the moment and as I suppose



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that you still continue the giving of some nourishment
by injection
. If this is returned tolerably well I would
not insist on giving any Laudanum with it & cer¬
tainly if none is necessary in that way I would by
no means desire to take away the favourite Evening
draught. I am glad to find you make no mention
of Hectic symptoms & I think the fossil acids I
advise are the best means of preventing them and
of moderating them if they should arise. With re¬
spectful Compliments to the family I am Dear
Sir with great regard


your most Obedient servant

William Cullen

Edinr Febry 20 1783



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For Miss B. Peareth


℞ Aq. font. ℥ivfs
Syr. caryop hyll. ℥j
Sal. marin. Hispan. ʒj
spir sal. commun. ʒij
ℳ. Sig. Stomachic Mixture a tea spoonful
to be taken in a little broth.


Febry 20th. 1783.

W.C.

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