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

 

[ID:2561] From: Miss Catherine Davidson / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Catherine Davidson (Patient) / 11 February 1785 / (Incoming)

Letter from Catherine Davidson, concerning her own case. She consulted Cullen in person the previous summer, and is now in good health, apart from problems with sleeplessness. Due to the winter weather she has neglected use of the shower bath. She conveys her brother's regards, also.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2561
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1610
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date11 February 1785
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from Catherine Davidson, concerning her own case. She consulted Cullen in person the previous summer, and is now in good health, apart from problems with sleeplessness. Due to the winter weather she has neglected use of the shower bath. She conveys her brother's regards, also.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1837]
Case of Catherine Davidson whose health is fully restored after following Cullen's earlier advice but who wants to know if she should start using a shower bath after the winter.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:2671]AuthorMiss Catherine Davidson
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2671]PatientMiss Catherine Davidson
[PERS ID:82]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr William Ingham
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5396]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Davidson

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Place of Writing Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Newcastle February 11th 1785
Sir/


When you favor'd me with your advice in Edinburgh
last summer you were so good as to give me leave to apply
to you when I had occasion –– I am now in (almost) perfect
Health – yet think it still more incumbent upon me to
trouble you with that intelligence than with the contrary
had it been the case – as I am not a little indebted to your
Recommendation of the Hartfelt Spa Water for the good
Health I at present enjoy; –– my Acknowledgements are
therefore most justly due, & are now very sincerely presented.


I have never had occasion to make use of the prescription
you gave me – & owing to the severe winter I have
neglected the Shower Bath –– But as I yet experience the
loss of sleep
on any exertion either of mind or Body
will trouble you when you write to my Friend Mr
Ingham, just to mention whether you would have
me use the Bath as soon as the Storm is over or
wait till the Spring is farther advanc'd ––––




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However imperfectly I may have express'd myself, Believe
me Sir, my Obligations to you are not the less sincerely
felt –– My Brother begs to present his Compliments

I am Sir,
your obedient & oblig'd
Humble Servant
Cathe. Davidson



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Dr Cullen


Miss Cath. Davidson
February 1785
V. XVI. p. 297

Diplomatic Text

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Newcastle Feby 11th 1785
Sir/


When you favor'd me with your advice in Edinburgh
last summer you were so good as to give me leave to apply
to you when I had occasion –– I am now in (almost) perfect
Health – yet think it still more incumbent upon me to
trouble you with that intelligence than with the contrary
had it been the case – as I am not a little indebted to your
Recommendation of the Hartfelt Spa Water for the good
Health I at present enjoy; –– my Acknowledgements are
therefore most justly due, & are now very sincerely presented.


I have never had occasion to make use of the prescription
you gave me – & owing to the severe winter I have
neglected the Shower Bath –– But as I yet experience the
loss of sleep
on any exertion either of mind or Body
will trouble you when you write to my Friend Mr
Ingham, just to mention whether you would have
me use the Bath as soon as the Storm is over or
wait till the Spring is farther advanc'd ––––




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However imperfectly I may have express'd myself, Believe
me Sir, my Obligations to you are not the less sincerely
felt –– My Brother begs to present his Compts

I am Sir,
your obt & oblig'd
Hume. Sert
Cathe. Davidson



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Dr Cullen


Miss Cath. Davidson
Feby. 1785
V. XVI. p. 297

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