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

 

[ID:260] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr John Young / Regarding: Lieutenant William Waddell (Captain Waddell of Crawhill) (Patient), Dr John Young (Patient) / 28 January 1782 / (Outgoing)

Reply, "Captain Waddell", who seems to be recovering.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 260
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/14/146
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date28 January 1782
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, "Captain Waddell", who seems to be recovering.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:231]
Case of Lieutenant William Waddell who took ill while riding home drunk, suffers a 'Cynic Spasm' (facial paralysis) and undergoes a sweating treatment.
7
[Case ID:1922]
Case of Dr John Young who is suffering from an eruption of the skin along with some stomach complaints.
3


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2953]AddresseeDr John Young
[PERS ID:188]PatientLieutenant William Waddell (Captain Waddell of Crawhill)
[PERS ID:2953]PatientDr John Young
[PERS ID:2953]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Young
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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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 Linlithgow (Lithgow) Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred

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Captain Waddell
Dear Sir


I think Captain Waddel has done as well
as we could expect at this season. The sweating seems to
answer wonderfully well and you have therefore very properly
employed it. You must continue to do so as occasion may seem
to require but no oftener at this season than may appear to
be quite necessary. I hope by the other medicines you will
be able to carry him on till we shall have weather more fa¬
vourable to the other measures we may think of.


I shall be extremely happy to assist you in removing your
own complaints but these too at this season may be difficult.
In the mean time I think there is nothing ↑more↑ likely to relieve you
than Antimonials & I would have you take a nauseating dose
of Tartar emetic every night and morning. The morning dose
should make you sick and to reach a little which you should bear
without taking any thing to encourage vomiting. This practice
should be repeated for seven or eight days together and during
that time you should take care to avoid cold and particularly




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you should not go abroad for two or three hours after your morn¬
ing operation and then too well cloathed. If you find this prac¬
tice of any service you may after intermitting it for a week or
two take another course of it. I expect that the Tartar taken
in the manner I propose will keep your belly regular but if
it does not you must take a laxative which I think maybe an
aloetic pill
and if it brings back your piles it may be of service.
Let me know how you go on and for whatever assistance is in
my power you may freely command


Dear Sir
Your most obedient servant
William Cullen

Edinburgh January 28th.
1782

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Captain Waddell
Dear Sir


I think Captn. Waddel has done as well
as we could expect at this season. The sweating seems to
answer wonderfully well and you have therefore very properly
employed it. You must continue to do so as occasion may seem
to require but no oftener at this season than may appear to
be quite necessary. I hope by the other medicines you will
be able to carry him on till we shall have weather more fa¬
vourable to the other measures we may think of.


I shall be extremely happy to assist you in removing your
own complaints but these too at this season may be difficult.
In the mean time I think there is nothing ↑more↑ likely to relieve you
than Antimonials & I would have you take a nauseating dose
of Tartar emetic every night and morning. The morning dose
should make you sick and to reach a little which you should bear
without taking any thing to encourage vomiting. This practice
should be repeated for seven or eight days together and during
that time you should take care to avoid cold and particularly




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you should not go abroad for two or three hours after your morn¬
ing operation and then too well cloathed. If you find this prac¬
tice of any service you may after intermitting it for a week or
two take another course of it. I expect that the Tartar taken
in the manner I propose will keep your belly regular but if
it does not you must take a laxative which I think maybe an
aloetic pill
and if it brings back your piles it may be of service.
Let me know how you go on and for whatever assistance is in
my power you may freely command


Dr Sir
Your most obedient servant
William Cullen

Edinr. Janry. 28th.
1782

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