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

 

[ID:972] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Richard Lambert / Regarding: Miss Elizabeth Harrison (Patient) / 4 June 1780 / (Outgoing)

Reply to Richard Lambert 'For Miss Elizabeth Harrison', whose 'Complaints see[m] to depend entirely upon some weakness of her Nerves & particularly of her Bowels'.

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DOC ID 972
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/13/27
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date4 June 1780
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 Reply to Richard Lambert 'For Miss Elizabeth Harrison', whose 'Complaints see[m] to depend entirely upon some weakness of her Nerves & particularly of her Bowels'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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[Case ID:2084]
Case of Miss Elizabeth Harrison who is delicate with 'weak nerves'.
2


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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:81]AddresseeMr Richard Lambert
[PERS ID:778]PatientMiss Elizabeth Harrison
[PERS ID:81]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Richard Lambert
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred

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For Miss Elizabeth Harrison


Her Complaint seeems to depend entirely upon some weakness of
her nerves
& particularly of her Bowels & it is hoped that
both may be in time strengthened so as to render her less liable to any
returns.


For this purpose she should join her sister in using much
fresh air & gentle exercise &also in the use of the Cold bath.
Till these have had time to have effect her bowels may be
much strengthened by now and then taking a Course of the
Strengthening medicines presented below.


The Course to be continued for a fortnight at one time, but
may be repeated several times in the Course of the Year at the
interval of an hour a month or as circumstances may seem to
require ----

Take Iron-impregnated water prepared according to the London Pharmacopia; Limat Iron prepared according to the Edinburgh Pharmacopia of 1774; 2 Powdered Cinnamon at five grains; ten grains of purified white sugar. Mix. pulverise and make into a mixture divided into twenty-eight Hourly Doses Label: Strengthening Powders, One to be taken twice a day, on an hour or two before Dinner & the other at seven in the Evening, in a little Currant Jelly, washing down each Dose with a small Tea Cupfull of the following infusion.

Take two ounces of Powdered Peruvian Bark, place in a glass or marble mortar, then pour sufficient Spring Water to make a semi-liquid mass, slowly adding up to a gallon over twelve hours; when required add one-and-a-half pounds of Spring Water and leave standing for half-an-hour; then add three ounces of Tincture of Peruvian Bark, before straining through paper. Label: Strengthening infusion two or three table Spoonfuls to be taken after every Dose of the Powders.

June 4 1780. --

Notes:

1: See Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regii Medicorum Edinburgensis (Edinburgh: 1774), pp.79; 130.

2: See Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regii Medicorum Edinburgensis (Edinburgh: 1774), pp. 79; 130.

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[Page 1]
For Miss Elizabeth Harrison


Her Complaint seeems to depend entirely upon some weakness of
her nerves
& particularly of her Bowels & it is hoped that
both may be in time strengthened so as to render her less liable to any
returns.


For this purpose she should join her sister in using much
fresh air & gentle exercise &also in the use of the Cold bath.
Till these have had time to have effect her bowels may be
much strengthened by now and then taking a Course of the
Strengthening meds. presented below.


The Course to be continued for a fortnight at one time, but
may be repeated several times in the Course of the Year at the
interval of an hour a month or as circumstances may seem to
require ----


℞ Rubig. ferr ↑chalybis↑ pptt. [Ph. Lond. vel Limat mart. pptt. Ph. Edr. 1774. 1
Cinnam. pulv. @gr. v.
Sacch. alb. puriss. gr x.
M. fiat Pulvis et fiant h.m. Doses No XXVIII
Signa. Strengthening Powders, One to be taken twice a day, one an hour
or two before Dinner & the other at seven in the Evening, in a little
Currant Jelly, washing down each Dose with a small Tea Cupfull of the following infusion.


Pulv. cort. Peruvian ℥ii
In morario vitreo vel marmoreo ↑lapideo↑ affunde Aq. font. q.s. ut fiat
Massa semiliquida, quam lento diligenter per horæ dimidium
addita prout opus fuerit aqua; dein paulatine affunde.
Aq. font. ad lbiſs
Repone in lagena et digere per horas duodecim dein adde
Tinct. cort. Peruvian ℥iij
et per chartam cola ---
Signa. Strengthening Infusion two or three table Spoonfuls to be taken
after every Dose of the Powders.

June 4 1780. --

Notes:

1: See Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regii Medicorum Edinburgensis (Edinburgh: 1774), pp.79; 130.

2: See Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regii Medicorum Edinburgensis (Edinburgh: 1774), pp. 79; 130.

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