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


[ID:1087] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Captain Fenwick (Patient) / 16 February 1781 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Capt[ain] Fenwick'


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DOC ID 1087
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/13/141
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date16 February 1781
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, 'Capt[ain] Fenwick'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1379]
Case of Captain Fenwick who is prescribed a stomachic and a strengthener.

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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2799]PatientCaptain Fenwick
[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

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Captain Fenwick

Take ten grains of prepared Rust of iron, five grains of powdered Cinnamon and fifteen grains of pure, White Sugar. Mix to form a powder and make the powder in an emergency. Number 14. Label: Stomachic Powders. One to be taken twice a day in a little currant jelly, washing it down with two table Spoonfulls of the following:

Take half an ounce of Peruvian Bark and a drachm each of Orange peel and Colombo Root and two pounds of boiling Water. Let it rest for twelve hours and add two ounces of Tincture of Peruvian bark and one ounce of Tincture of aromatics and after, strain the Sediment through a paper. Label: Strengthening Infusion. Two table Spoonfuls to be taken with every dose of the powders.

16th Febry. 1781

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Captn. Fenwick

Rubig. ferr. ppt. gr. X Cinnam. pulv. gr. V. Sacch. alb
puriss. gr. XV.
ℳ. f. pulvis et f. h. m pulv. № XIV Sig. Stomachic
one to be taken twice a day in a little currant jelly washing
it down with two table Spoonfulls of the following.

Cort. Peruv. cont. ℥ſs Rad. Colomb. cont. Cort. aurantir. cont. Rad. Colomb. cont. @ ʒj
Aq. fervent. lb ij Digere horas duodecim et adde Tinct. cort. Peruv. ℥ij
Tinct. aromat. ℥j et post Subsidentiam per chartam cola. Signa
Strengthening Infusion two table Spoonfulls to be taken with every
dose of the powders

16th Febry. 1781


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