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

 

[ID:981] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Richard Lambert / Regarding: Miss Mary Peareth (Pearith, Peariths) (Patient), Miss Barbara Peareth (Pearith) (Patient), Miss Henrietta Peareth (Patient) / 22 June 1780 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Mr Lambert C[oncerning] the Misses Peareths', Mary, Barbara and their elder sister. Cullen is 'sorry their Complaints still continue, and more so that they are likely to continue for some time'.

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DOC ID 981
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/13/36
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date22 June 1780
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
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Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'Mr Lambert C[oncerning] the Misses Peareths', Mary, Barbara and their elder sister. Cullen is 'sorry their Complaints still continue, and more so that they are likely to continue for some time'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:52]
Case of Miss Mary Peareth who has a painful bladder condition.
25
[Case ID:53]
Case of Miss Barbara Peareth who is thought to have an internal abdominal tumour.
13
[Case ID:54]
Case of Miss H. Peareth whose bowel disorder proves to be worms.
5


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:81]AddresseeMr Richard Lambert
[PERS ID:1412]PatientMiss Henrietta Peareth
[PERS ID:80]PatientMiss Mary Peareth (Pearith, Peariths)
[PERS ID:662]PatientMiss Barbara Peareth (Pearith)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:81]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Richard Lambert

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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 Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred

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Mr Lambert Concerning the Misses Peareths -


I am sorry their Complaints still continue, and am more
so that they are likely to continue for some time


With respect to Miss Mary M I hope you are right in thinking
the collection of matter if any still, is at least less than it was
and allows us to think that at length it will entirely heal up -
but I t must observe that after such ailments in the neck
of the Bladder even when they are healed up some affection
remains which occasions a more copious discharge of Mucous
that approaches often to a purulent appearance and I hope
that the appearances in her Urine is in great part to be imputed
to this -- Such a discharge of Mucus has been called and not
improperly a Catarrhus Vesicæ and in Cases of this kind
I have frequently found benefits from the Uva Ursi -
Let her take half a Dram of the Powder twice a day
for two or three weeks, and if it agrees well with her stomach
I would increase the Dose to two Scruples & even a Dram
To be taken in water or a Bolus with syrup and
swallowed in a Wafer -- The times an hour before Dinner
and Supper -- All other medicines to be laid aside During its use
but I would be glad that Miss Mary would confine herself to
a milk Diet & farinacia & other Vegetables -------


Miss Barbara's Tumour I consider as purely Schirrous
Try the Circuta -- with the same Diet as Miss Mary &
as much gentle Exercise on horseback as she can easily bear


For Miss Peareth - if her ailments threaten to return
she must have recourse to the same medicine viz Guaiac

June 22 1780.

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Mr Lambert C the Misses Peareths -


I am sorry their Complaints still continue, and am more
so that they are likely to continue for some time


With respect to Miss Mary M I hope you are right in thinking
the collection of matter if any still, is at least less than it was
and allows us to think that at length it will entirely heal up -
but I t must observe that after such ailments in the neck
of the Bladder even when they are healed up some affection
remains which occasions a more copious discharge of Mucous
that approaches often to a purulent appearance and I hope
that the appearances in her Urine is in great part to be imputed
to this -- Such a discharge of Mucus has been called and not
improperly a Catarrhus Vesicæ and in Cases of this kind
I have frequently found benefits from the Uva Ursi -
Let her take half a Dram of the Powder twice a day
for two or three weeks, and if it agrees well with her stomach
I would increase the Dose to two Scruples & even a Dram
To be taken in water or a Bolus with syrup and
swallowed in a Wafer -- The times an hour before Dinner
and Supper -- All other meds. to be laid aside During its use
but I would be glad that Miss Mary would confine herself to
a milk Diet & farinacia & other Vegetables -------


Miss Barbara's Tumour I consider as purely Schirrous
Try the Circuta -- with the same Diet as Miss Mary &
as much gentle Exercise on horseback as she can easily bear


For Miss Peareth - if her ailments threaten to return
she must have recourse to the same med viz Guaiac

June 22 1780.

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