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


[ID:297] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mrs M. Campbell (of Greenock) (Patient) / 30 March 1782 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'For Mrs Campbell'. Includes a recipe a Healing Liniment and a Lotion 'for the parts affected'.


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DOC ID 297
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/14/186
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date30 March 1782
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'For Mrs Campbell'. Includes a recipe a Healing Liniment and a Lotion 'for the parts affected'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1504]
Case of Mrs Campbell at Greenock who is takes a liniment, balsamic and electuary for a range of symptoms, including a discharge and back pains.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3237]PatientMrs M. Campbell (of Greenock)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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 Greenock Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred

Normalized Text

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For Mrs Campbell see {illeg} page 223.

Take one ounce each of Unguentum Saturninum and wax Liniment. Grind together to make a Liniment. Label: Healing Liniment.

Take eight ounces of rose Water, half an ounce of Vinegar distillate and two scruples of Sugar of Lead. Dissolve and Label: Lotion for the parts affected.


30th March

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For Mrs Campbell see {illeg} page 223.

Ung. Saturnin.
Liniment. cerei @ ℥j
Terito Simul ut f. Linimentum
Sig. Healing Liniment.

Aq. rosar. ℥viij
Acet. destill. ℥ſs
Sacchar. Saturn. ℈ij
Solve et Sig. Lotion for the parts


30th March


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