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


Wrapping in Sheepskin

Folk-remedy, using the skin of a newly slaughtered sheep and aimed at imparting 'animal heat', but may have also carried symbolic meaning.

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[DOC ID:748] she was wrapt in a Sheep's skin newly killed on page (3)
[ID:748] From: [AUTHOR UNKNOWN] / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mrs L (Patient) / 10 May 1762 / (Incoming)