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

 

[ID:905] From: Mr Charles Broughton / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Cummings (Patient), Anonymous (Patient), Anonymous (Patient), Anonymous (Patient), Anonymous (Patient) / 26 July 1774 / (Incoming)

Letter from Charles Broughton regarding his ointment.

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FieldData
DOC ID 905
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/169
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date26 July 1774
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 regarding his ointment.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

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.
8


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:359]AuthorMr Charles Broughton
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4970]Patient
[PERS ID:4971]Patient
[PERS ID:4967]Patient Cummings
[PERS ID:4968]Patient
[PERS ID:4969]Patient
[PERS ID:4972]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Campbell
[PERS ID:607]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr William Sharp
[PERS ID:526]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr John Hunter
[PERS ID:531]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Richard? Warren
[PERS ID:4974]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Linet
[PERS ID:728]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Turton
[PERS ID:4977]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Gibb
[PERS ID:4978]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Stark
[PERS ID:359]Other Physician / SurgeonMr Charles Broughton
[PERS ID:4979]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Hill
[PERS ID:4980]Other Physician / SurgeonMr Guy
[PERS ID:530]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Cummings
[PERS ID:986]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendLady Cowper

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Place of Writing London London and South-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Andover London and South-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Weymouth South-West England Europe certain
Place of Handstamp Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe inferred

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London July 26 1774
Dear Sir


Mr Cummings Watchmaker in London
has been this & last summer in Edinburgh and
could not either time, have the opportunity of
informing you of the service I have rendered his
daughter with my Ointment. Mr John Hunter
has occasionally seen the child & is well satis¬
fied with the Amendment. He communicated
his mind to Doctor [Linet?] of Edinburgh.


I am just returned from Andover in
Hampshire when I was desired to meet a
Gentleman's daughter from Weymouth, two
years ago & has several Scrofulous Appea¬
rances
, had been under Dr Campbell of Herefords
care.


Those had many applications of late & am
much indebted to Drs Warren, [Turton?] & Gibb.
Lady Cowpers Butler & Lord Bates Maid have
received their cures of Cancers in their noses


The Old Woman aged 74 with the cancered Breast
continues still easy & takes no opiates whatever, she
has had no pain since last September & Mr [Shairp?]
has seen her at times & pleased with the good effects
of the Ointment as a Palliative remedy


I am attending another lady with a large
ulcerated cancer of the
Breast & she finds it an
easy dressing & wishes to continue it


Dr [Stark?], Dr Hill of London & the late Mr
Guy of London have all imposed falsities in the
Publick with regard to Cancers. I [pride?] myself
on adhering to plain facts & cultivating your confidence

Chas Broughton



[Page 2]


To
Doctor Cullen
of
Edinburgh
Post Paid


Broughton
1774

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
London July 26 1774
Dear Sir


Mr Cummings Watchmaker in London
has been this & last summer in Edinburgh and
could not either time, have the opportunity of
informing you of the service I have rendered his
daughter with my Ointment. Mr John Hunter
has occasionally seen the child & is well satis¬
fied with the Amendment. He communicated
his mind to Doctor [Linet?] of Edinburgh.


I am just returned from Andover in
Hampshire when I was desired to meet a
Gentleman's daughter from Weymouth, two
years ago & has several Scrofulous Appea¬
rances
, had been under Dr Campbell of Herefords
care.


Those had many applications of late & am
much indebted to Drs Warren, [Turton?] & Gibb.
Lady Cowpers Butler & Lord Bates Maid have
received their cures of Cancers in their noses


The Old Woman aged 74 with the cancered Breast
continues still easy & takes no opiates whatever, she
has had no pain since last September & Mr [Shairp?]
has seen her at times & pleased with the good effects
of the Ointment as a Palliative remedy


I am attending another lady with a large
ulcerated cancer of the
Breast & she finds it an
easy dressing & wishes to continue it


Dr [Stark?], Dr Hill of London & the late Mr
Guy of London have all imposed falsities in the
Publick with regard to Cancers. I [pride?] myself
on adhering to plain facts & cultivating your confidence

Chas Broughton



[Page 2]


To
Doctor Cullen
of
Edinburgh
Post Paid


Broughton
1774

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