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

 

[ID:767] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Thomas Hall / Regarding: Mrs Mary Grey (Patient), Mr Moody (Moodie) (Patient), Miss Thorpe (Patient), Mrs White (Patient) / June? 1764? / (Outgoing)

Recipes for Mrs Grey, Mr Moodie, Miss Thorpe and Miss White, written by Cullen.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 767
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/35
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
DateJune? 1764?
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Recipes for Mrs Grey, Mr Moodie, Miss Thorpe and Miss White, written by Cullen.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:77]
Case of Mr Moodie (Moody) who has asthma.
3
[Case ID:127]
Case of Miss Thorpe who is being treated with warm baths and an aperient for an unstated condition.
2
[Case ID:201]
Case of Mrs Mary Grey who is prescribed an emetic and pectoral mixture.
5
[Case ID:1921]
Case of Miss White who is prescribed astringent pills.
1


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1139]Addressee Thomas Hall
[PERS ID:1205]PatientMrs White
[PERS ID:961]PatientMrs Mary Grey
[PERS ID:1141]PatientMr Moody (Moodie)
[PERS ID:1142]PatientMiss Thorpe
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1139]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / Apothecary Thomas Hall

Places linked to this document

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 Berwick-upon-Tweed (Berwick) North-East England Europe inferred

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[Page 1]
For Miss Thorpe

Take one drachm of gum sagapenum, half a drachm of extract of juniper, fifteen grains each of English crocus and steel rust, and a sufficient quantity of syrup of crocus, and make a mass to be divided into pills of five grains each. Label: Aperient Pills, three for a dose at bedtime.

For Mrs White

Take one drachm of [red?] alum, half a drachm each of dragon's blood and Japanese earth, and a sufficient quantity of mucilaginous gum tragacanth, and make a mass to be divided into thirty pills. Label: Astringent Pills, three, four or five to be taken at bedtime.




[Page 2]
For Mrs Grey

Take half an ounce of Gentian root, two drachms each of orange peel and cinnamon. Pour over one pint of boiled spring water. Leave overnight and sieve, then add tincture of Amarum and tincture of aromatics, and mix. Label: The Strengthening Infusion, of which two ounces [are] to be taken two or three times a day.

For Mr Moodie

Take half an ounce of senna root, two drachms of elecampagne, and half a handful each of ground ivy and parietaria. Boil in a pint or two of spring water and at the end add half an ounce of liquorice root. Sieve and add two ounces of [compound of aniseed water?]. Label: Pectoral Aposem, etcetera.

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[Page 1]
For Miss Thorpe


Gum. Sagapen. ʒj
Extract. Sabin. ʒſs
Croc. Anglic
Rubig. Ferr @ gr. xv
Syr. Croc. q. s. ut f. massa
dividenda in pil. sing. gr. v
signa Aperient Pills three for a dose
at bedtime.

For Mrs White


Alum. Rup. ʒj
Sang. Dracon.
Terr. Japon. @ ʒſs
Mucilag. G. Tracaganth. q. s.
ut f. massa dividenda in pilulas
№ xxx signa Astringent Pills three
four or five to be taken at bedtime.




[Page 2]
For Mrs Grey


Rad. Gentian ℥ſs
Cort. Auriantior.
Cinnamom @ ʒij
Affunde aq. font. bullient. lbj
Macera per noctem & colature
adde Tinct. Amar ℥ij
-- Aromat. ℥j
ℳ Signa The Strengthening Infusion
of which two ounces to be taken two or
three time a day.

For Mr Moodie


Rad. Senek. ℥ſs
Enul. Camp. ʒij
Herb. Hӕder. terr.
Parietar @ Mſs
Coque ex Aq. font lb ij ad lb j sub finem
addendo Rad. Liquirit. ℥ſs Colaturӕ adde
Aq. sem. anis. comp. ℥ij signa Pectoral aposem
&c.

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