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

 

[ID:859] From: Mr Charles Broughton / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss (Patient), Mr (Patient), Anonymous (Patient), ('a Man of Fashion related to Lord Annansdale') (Patient) / 4 November 1773 / (Incoming)

Letter from Charles Broughton in London attesting to the success of his ointment in treating diseased glands and cancers.

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FieldData
DOC ID 859
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/126
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date4 November 1773
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 Charles Broughton in London attesting to the success of his ointment in treating diseased glands and cancers.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:392]
Cases communicated by Charles Broughton, a London surgeon, who sends Cullen letters detailing the successful use of his proprietary ointment that is supposed to cure tumours.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:359]AuthorMr Charles Broughton
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:733]PatientMr
[PERS ID:982]Patient
[PERS ID:984]Patient ('a Man of Fashion related to Lord Annansdale')
[PERS ID:732]PatientMiss
[PERS ID:531]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Richard? Warren
[PERS ID:607]Other Physician / SurgeonMr William Sharp
[PERS ID:610]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Richard Huck Saunders (Huck)
[PERS ID:137]Other Physician / SurgeonSir Richard Jebb
[PERS ID:728]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Turton
[PERS ID:729]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Meysey (Moysey)
[PERS ID:522]Other Physician / SurgeonSir John Pringle
[PERS ID:532]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendLord George van den Bempdé-Johnstone (Marquess of Annandale; Marquis of Annandale; of Hackness)
[PERS ID:608]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendColonel Ramsden
[PERS ID:986]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendLady Cowper
[PERS ID:988]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendEarl John Stuart (Lord Bute; Third Earl of Bute)

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Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing London London and South-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Annandale Borders Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Bath South-West England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Bute Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Mortlake London and South-East England Europe certain

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London 4 November 1773
Sir


I have the Pleasure to Inform you, that the Four
Cases in my printed letter, have recieved their perfect cures, and
there has been no return of disease, I have also succeeded with many
more of such tender Years, who would take no Medicine, that I
may verily Term the Oyntment a Specific Application for
diseased Glands, where the Habit, is not already too much weak¬
ened, and I think it also the best External for a Cancer, as it
abates Pain and promotes a laudable Pus; Mr Sharp coincides
with me in this Opinion.


I did not cure my 5th case, but have lately accomplished
those of Two, - One a Cancer of the Nose, with darting Pains,
on a Butler of Lady Cowpers, the other a painfull
cancerous Ulcer on the Tongue of a Woman, recommended
by Colonel Ramsden Equery to his Majesty,


A Malsters wife at Mortlake in Surry, and also a Maid
servant of the Earl of Butes are under my Care, for cancers
on their Noses, and I Entertain hopes of their cures,


A Man of Fashion, related to Lord Annansdale has been
under my Care, for an Ulcer and caries, he is near well,
and has made me an Honourable deposit of his Wooden
supporters, his Leg was adjudged to be in danger of being
Amputated at Bath, and he has wrote of his Cure to
Docter Moysey,


Several Emenent Physicians at distant parts of the
country , have applied to me for their Friends, but I
signified to them, that my Plan, was to take charge of
such only, as I could occasionally see, as I had reason to repent
my having intrusted it into the Hands of others,


Sir J Pringle Drs Jebb, Turton, Huck, and Warren, have
been Eye-Witnesses of stricking cures, Effected by this Appli¬
cation, and the latter expressed himself to me, that it had
Exceeded, what he thought beyond the reach of Human Art,


From my repeated experience of it's Effects I firmly
believe that the most Ignorant person possessed of this
Remedy, can render more service to External diseased Glands
then can be Effected by the united Efforts of the ablest surgeons,
as Indeed appears from the fore-cited cures,


I am
Sir
Your most Obedient
Chas Broughton


[Doctor?] Cullen




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Doctor Cullen

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London 4 November 1773
Sir


I have the Pleasure to Inform you, that the Four
Cases in my printed letter, have recieved their perfect cures, and
there has been no return of disease, I have also succeeded with many
more of such tender Years, who would take no Medicine, that I
may verily Term the Oyntment a Specific Application for
diseased Glands, where the Habit, is not already too much weak¬
ened, and I think it also the best External for a Cancer, as it
abates Pain and promotes a laudable Pus; Mr Sharp coincides
with me in this Opinion.


I did not cure my 5th case, but have lately accomplished
those of Two, - One a Cancer of the Nose, with darting Pains,
on a Butler of Lady Cowpers, the other a painfull
cancerous Ulcer on the Tongue of a Woman, recommended
by Colonel Ramsden Equery to his Majesty,


A Malsters wife at Mortlake in Surry, and also a Maid
servant of the Earl of Butes are under my Care, for cancers
on their Noses, and I Entertain hopes of their cures,


A Man of Fashion, related to Lord Annansdale has been
under my Care, for an Ulcer and caries, he is near well,
and has made me an Honourable deposit of his Wooden
supporters, his Leg was adjudged to be in danger of being
Amputated at Bath, and he has wrote of his Cure to
Docter Moysey,


Several Emenent Physicians at distant parts of the
country , have applied to me for their Friends, but I
signified to them, that my Plan, was to take charge of
such only, as I could occasionally see, as I had reason to repent
my having intrusted it into the Hands of others,


Sir J Pringle Drs Jebb, Turton, Huck, and Warren, have
been Eye-Witnesses of stricking cures, Effected by this Appli¬
cation, and the latter expressed himself to me, that it had
Exceeded, what he thought beyond the reach of Human Art,


From my repeated experience of it's Effects I firmly
believe that the most Ignorant person possessed of this
Remedy, can render more service to External diseased Glands
then can be Effected by the united Efforts of the ablest surgeons,
as Indeed appears from the fore-cited cures,


I am
Sir
Your most Obedient
Chas Broughton


[Doctor?] Cullen




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To
Doctor Cullen

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