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


[ID:1006] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mr Greigson (Patient) / 16 August 1780 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Mr Greigson'


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DOC ID 1006
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/13/61
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date16 August 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 'For Mr Greigson'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1240]
Case of Mr Greigson who is prescribed an aperient and a liniment.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:805]PatientMr Greigson
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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For Mr. Greigson

Take an ounce-and-a-half of Flowers of Sulphur, two drachms of finely powdered Tobacco and an ounce of lard; with half an ounce of Oil of Camphor dissolved in olive oil; sufficient olive oil to make into a Liniment

Take half-an-ounce each of Flowers of Sulphur and Crystal Tartar with six drachms of Lenitive Electuary and sufficient Simple Syrup to make into an Electuary. Label: Aperient Electuary; the bigness of a hazel nut every night at bed time.

Edinburgh August 16th 1780.

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For Mr. Greigson

Flor. sulph. ℥ifs Pulv. nicotian subtil. ʒij
Axung/ porcin. ℥i Camph. ol. oliv. solut. ʒſs. Ol oliv. q.s.
ut f. Linimt.

Flor. sulph. Cryst. tart. @℥fs Electar. lenit ʒvi
Syr. simpl. q.s. ut f. Electar.
S. Aperient Electuary; the bigness of a hazel nut every
night at bed time.

Edr. Augt. 16th 1780.


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