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


[ID:3916] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr / Regarding: Mr Matthew Reid (Patient) / 2 September 1776 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'For Mr Reid of Leicester', consisting of a short recipe.


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DOC ID 3916
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/8/28
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date2 September 1776
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, 'For Mr Reid of Leicester', consisting of a short recipe.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:488]
Case of Matthew Reid of Leicester who consulted Cullen in person in August 1774 over feverish, night 'fits' which abate but then return.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1775]AddresseeDr
[PERS ID:458]PatientMr Matthew Reid
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1775]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr

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 Leicester Midlands England Europe inferred

Normalized Text

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2nd September 1776
For Mr Reid of Leicester

Mix the saline mixture with a quantity from one quarter of gram to one ounce of Tartar emetic. Label as Elixir guaiacin {illeg}. One teaspoonful [every hour?].

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2nd Septr. 1776
For Mr Reid of Leicester

X Mistur. Salin. cum Tart. emet. gr. 1/4 ad Sing. ʒ.
Elix. guajacin. {illeg} cochl. parv. h. S.


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