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


[ID:424] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Anonymous (Patient) / November? 1770? / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Dr Ogilvy's Friend'


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DOC ID 424
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/3/7
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
DateNovember? 1770?
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 Dr Ogilvy's Friend'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:298]
Case of 'Dr Ogilvy's friend' who is prescribed a strengthener, an antispasmodic and a chalybeate.

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[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4981]Patient
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1109]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendDr Ogilvy

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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For Dr Ogilvys Friend

Take half a drachm each of flowers of camphor, steel, extract of [soft?] Peruvian bark, and a sufficient quantity of Gum Tragacanth, and make a mass divided into single pills of five grains. Label: Antispasmodic Pills.

Take one ounce of powdered Peruvian bark, two drachms of green vitriol, six ounces of conserve of roses, and a sufficient quantity of simple syrup and make an electuary. Label: Strengthening Electuary.

Take one drachm each of prepared steel filings, powdered cinnamon and white sugar. Mix into a powder and divide into 24 doses. Label: Chalybeate Powders.

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For Dr Ogilvys Friend

Camphor. Flor. Mart. Extr. cort. Peruv. [moll?] @ ʒſs
Mucil. G. Frag. q. s. ut f, m. divid. in pil sing. gr v
sig. Antispasmodic Pills

pulv. Cort. Peruv ℥j Sall Mart. ʒij Cons. Ros. ʒvj
Syr. comm. q.s. ut f. Elect. sig. Strengthening Electuary

Lim. Mart ppt. Cinnam pulv. sacch. alb. @ ʒj
ℳ f. pulvis. dividend. in dos XXIV S. Chalybeate Powders.

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