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


[ID:2453] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr John Aird / Regarding: Mrs Aird (Patient) / April? 1784? / (Outgoing)

Recipe for Mrs Aird. The author and sender are unknown. A triangular handstamp reads 'Penny Post Payd'.


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DOC ID 2453
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1508
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
DateApril? 1784?
Annotation None
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Recipe for Mrs Aird. The author and sender are unknown. A triangular handstamp reads 'Penny Post Payd'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:698]
Case of Mrs Aird, who saw Cullen, last September but now has new symptoms of fever following a severe haemorrhage which may have been a miscarriage. She also suffers from swollen parts.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3079]AddresseeDr John Aird
[PERS ID:3076]PatientMrs Aird
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3079]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Aird
[PERS ID:3079]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendDr John Aird

Places linked to this document

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 21 Burr Street London London and South-East England Europe certain

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For Mrs Aird


Take two drachms of Absinthe Salt, three ounces of Lemon Juice, four ounces of simple Peppermint Water, half an ounce of Nutmeg Water, two drachms of Hoffman's Anodyne Drops, six drachms of Crocus Syrup. Mix. Take three spoonfuls twice or thrice a day.

Take two ounces of Soap Liniment, a drachm of Volatile aromatic Spirit, a drachm and a half of Laudanum. Mix to make a Liniment and rub on the affected part morning and evening.

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[Mrs] Aird
No 21 Burr Street
[Bel]ow the Tower

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For Mrs Aird


Sal: Absynth Ʒij Succi Limon ℥iij
Aq: Menth piper: simp ℥iv Aq: Nuc Moschat ℥ſs.
Liquoris Anodyn Hoffman Ʒij Syrup: Croci Ʒvi
ℳ Capiat cochlear iij bis vel ter quotidie

Linimenti Saponacei ℥ij
Spirit Volat: aromat Ʒj
Tinct Thebaici Ʒiſs ℳ ft Liniment:
perfricandum lateri affecto mane & vespere

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[Mrs] Aird
No 21 Burr Street
[Bel]ow the Tower


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