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

 

[ID:761] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mrs Lamb (Patient), Miss Lamb (Lamb) (Patient), Miss Lamb (Lamb) (Patient) / 21 May 1764 / (Outgoing)

Recipes for Mrs Lamb and two of her daughters.

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FieldData
DOC ID 761
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/29
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date21 May 1764
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Recipes for Mrs Lamb and two of her daughters.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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[Case ID:232]
Cases of Mrs Lamb and her two daughters who are prescribed a 'strengthening electuary' and various other medicines.
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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1204]PatientMiss Lamb
[PERS ID:902]PatientMrs Lamb
[PERS ID:1203]PatientMiss Lamb
[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 Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe inferred

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For Mrs Lamb

Take one ounce of powdered Peruvian Bark, two drachms of Green Vitriol, half an ounce of Conserve of Roses, and a sufficient quantity of Clove Syrup, and make an Electuary. Label: Strengthening Electuary, the bigness of a nutmeg to be taken two or three times a day.

Take half an ounce each of Flowers of Sulphur and Sal. Polychrest, one drachm each of [Rhubarb?], Socotrine Aloes, half an ounce of Spanish Soap, and a sufficient quantity of White Syrup. Make an Electuary. Label: The Laxative Electuary, the bigness of a nutmeg to be taken two or three times a day

Take one scruple of Camphor, ten drops of mucilaginous Gum Tragacanth, and one scruple of moistened Breadcrumbs. Mix. Make into a mass, then add one quarter of a grain of Opium, then divide into eight pills. Label: The Anodyne Pills, one, two or three to be taken in the Fits of Colic


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1764



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For Mrs Lamb's Youngest Daughter

Use a hip bath two or three times every week in the morning. [Before prayers, covering (lining?) the inside of the empty bath with a loose cloth.?]

Take half a drachm each of Asafoetida, Aloes, and Spanish Soap, and a sufficient quantity of White Syrup. Make a mass and divide into pills of five grains each. Label: Aperient Pills, one, two or three to be taken every other night. Take daily an hour before dinner [in the permitted?] quantity {illeg} [and make?] a Roborant Electuary. as set-out in the recipe for the mother.

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For Mrs Lambs Eldest Daughter

Take two scruples each of Asafoetida and Socotrine Aloes, one scruple of Calomel, and a sufficent quantity of mucilaginous Gum Tragacanth. Make into a mass and divide into single pills of five grains each. Label: Aperient, two or three to be taken at bedtime once a week while she takes the salt water and twice or three times a week when that is laid aside.

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[Page 1]
For Mrs Lamb


Cort. Peruv. Pulv ℥i
Sal. Martis ʒii
Conserv. Rosar ℥ſs
Syr. Caryophillor. q. s. ut f. Electuarium
Signa. Strengthening Electuary the bigness of a
nutmeg to be taken two or three times a day


Flor. Sulphur
Sal. Polychrest ad ℥ſs
[Pulv. Rh. el.?]
Aloes Socotrin ad ʒi
Sapon Hispan. ℥ſs
Syr. Alb. q. s. ut f. Electuar.
Signa The laxative Electuary the bigness of a
nutmeg to be taken at bedtime as occasion requires


Camphor ℈i
Mucilag. G. Tragacanth gtt X
Mic. Pan. humectat ℈i
ℳ S. A. ut f. massa dividenda in Pil. № viij
quibus singulis addatur Opii gr ¼
S. The Anodyne Pills one two or three
to be taken in the Fits of Cholic


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1764



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For Mrs Lamb's Youngest Daughter


Bis vel ter quavis Sophmana utatur Semicupio
Diebus Vacuis Mane precentur artus inferiores
pannis laneis


Asafoetid
Aloes
Sapon. Hispan. ad ʒſs
Syr. alb. q. s. ut f. massa dividenda in
pil. Singul. gr. v
S. Aperient Pills one two or three to be taken
every other night
Capeat quotidie hora ante prandium
Magnitud. [lice.?] M. Elect Roborant. pro
matre praescript.

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For Mrs Lambs Eldest Daughter


Assafoetid
Aloes Socotrin @ ℈ij
Calomel ℈j
Mucilag. G. Tragacanth q. s. ut f.
massa dividenda in Pil Sing. gr. v
S. Aperient Pills two or three to be
taken at bedtime once a week while
she takes the salt water & twice a
week or three times when that is laid
aside

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