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

 

[ID:786] From: Mr Neill Menzies / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Ruthven (Patient) / 27 May 1766 / (Incoming)

Letter from Neill Menzies on the case of Lord Ruthven's daughter, revealing the patient's name and suggesting that Cullen visit her at the family residence.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 786
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/54
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date27 May 1766
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from Neill Menzies on the case of Lord Ruthven's daughter, revealing the patient's name and suggesting that Cullen visit her at the family residence.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:76]
Case of Miss Ruthven who has various serious complaints including 'wandering pains' and spitting blood.
3


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:307]AuthorMr Neill Menzies
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:308]PatientMiss Ruthven
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:307]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Neill Menzies
[PERS ID:1098]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendLord James Ruthven (5th Lord Ruthven of Freeland)
[PERS ID:478]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendLady Anne Ruthven

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Moncrieffe House Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Bridge of Earn Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Moncrieffe House Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain

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Dear Sir


your favour I received this Morning which
as so accurate and obliging in your
speedy answer and very well taken by all
her friends that I am now at liberty to in¬
form you the patients name which is Lord
Ruthvens Daughter Miss Ruthven and as
you mention that you expect to be soon in
this Country (I wish how soon) you'l be so
good to call att Moncrieff house near the
Bridge of Earn where my Lord stays at
present and see her.


In my Last I wrote of her pains being in a
manner universal and wading from place
to place but this day after being in the
hanch it is fixed in her Knee and seems as
swelled behind fro from the ham down¬
ward to her heel is in great agony with pain.
slept none last night and I suspect much
it won't be easy to get her Bathed if at all
att least till this pain is easier.


I believe her Menses are just coming on. I wrote
you in my last of her having being very re¬
gular and easy [at?] them but of late she



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has some Cholick pains preceding them
which soon wears away –


I'm told that when she Spits after a hard
Cough that sometimes there apears some
Blood in the spitle like some small threads.
I suspect much your proposed Course
can't be begun for a day or two and I
beg the favour that if you have any
thing to add you'l be so good to doe it by
first post. I have been proposing a
chamber horse when able but at pre¬
sent she is not able even for that far
less for going out in a chaise.


Lord and Lady Ruthven desires to make
their best Compliments to you in which
I beg leave to Join and am

Dear Sir your most Obedient Servant
Neil Menzies

Moncrieff
May the 27
1766



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To
Doctor Cullen
Physician in
Edinburgh


Mr. Menzies Perth
about Miss Ruthven
1766.

Diplomatic Text

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D: Sir


your favour I received this Morning which
as so accurate and obliging in your
speedy answer and very well taken by all
her friends that I am now at liberty to in¬
form you the patients name which is Lord
Ruthvens Daughter Miss Ruthven and as
you mention that you expect to be soon in
this Country (I wish how soon) you'l be so
good to call att Moncrieff house near the
Bridge of Earn where my Lord stays at
present and see her.


In my Last I wrote of her pains being in a
manner universal and wading from place
to place but this day after being in the
hanch it is fixed in her Knee and seems as
swelled behind fro from the ham down¬
ward to her heel is in great agony wth pain.
slept none last night and I suspect much
it won't be easy to get her Bathed if at all
att least till this pain is easier.


I believe her M: are just coming on. I wrote
you in my last of her having being very re¬
gular and easy [at?] them but of late she



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has some Cholick pains preceding them
which soon wears away –


I'm told that when she Spits after a hard
Cough that sometimes there apears some
Blood in the spitle like some small threads.
I suspect much your proposed Course
can't be begun for a day or two and I
beg the favour that if you have any
thing to add you'l be so good to doe it by
first post. I have been proposing a
chamber horse when able but at pre¬
sent she is not able even for that far
less for going out in a chaise.


Lord and Lady Ruthven desires to make
their best Compliments to you in which
I beg leave to Join and am

D: Sir your most Obedient Servt
Neil Menzies

Moncrieff
May ye 27
1766



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To
Doctor Cullen
Physician in
Edinr


Mr. Menzies Perth
about Miss Ruthven
1766.

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