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

 

[ID:4248] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Andrew Liddell (Liddle) / Regarding: Mr Alexander Sinclair (of Harpsdale) (Patient) / 1 June 1778 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Mr Andrew Liddell', concerning 'Harpsdale's son'.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4248
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/10/105
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date1 June 1778
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'Mr Andrew Liddell', concerning 'Harpsdale's son'.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:851]
Case of 'Harpsdale's son', Alexander Sinclair, a young boy who is troubled with spreading tumours on his leg and arms.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:339]AddresseeMr Andrew Liddell (Liddle)
[PERS ID:1893]PatientMr Alexander Sinclair (of Harpsdale)
[PERS ID:339]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Andrew Liddell (Liddle)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:354]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr James Sinclair (of Harpsdale)

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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 Caithness North Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Caithness North Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Mr Andrew Liddle.


I am favored ↑with↑ yours of the 22d past concerning Harpsdales
son


I am happy to fnd that he is no worse and very little
surprised to find the disease still continue for it commonly
requires two or three years to get the better of it. But in
the present case as no alarming symptoms have yet come
on I am very confident that in a year or two the disease
may be entirely cured, and I hope without any disagreable
consequences of cicatrices on the face or neck.


As the disease is very much in the same circumstances
as last years I cannot offer any better plan that what I
gave you last Bark, Tussilago Juice and saline solution
must be employed and conducted by your good judgement
in which I have a very entire confidence. I believe the Cough
which came upon the cold bathing last year was owing to
some accidental mismanagement and as he is now so entirely
free from any complaints of his breast I would try the sea
bathing again with all proper cautions. One of the most proper
would be to cut off the hair of his head very entriely entirely


As he is liable to have a little moisture on his skin in the
mornings he should always be out of bed for an hour or two
before he goes in to the Sea.


I cannot find any good reason for the young Gentlemans
coming to Edinburgh as I am well persuaded that every



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every thing can be done under your direction in Caithness that
could be done here. Offering respectful compliments to
Harpsdale and wishing heartily his sons speedy recovery


I am always
Dear Andrew
Your most obedient servant
William Cullen
Edinburgh 1st June 1778

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Mr Andrew Liddle.


I am favored ↑wt↑ yours of the 22d past concerning Harpsdales
son


I am happy to fnd that he is no worse and very little
surprised to find the disease still continue for it commonly
requires two or three years to get the better of it. But in
the present case as no alarming symptoms have yet come
on I am very confident that in a year or two the disease
may be entirely cured, and I hope without any disagreable
consequences of cicatrices on the face or neck.


As the disease is very much in the same circumstances
as last years I cannot offer any better plan that what I
gave you last Bark, Tussilago Juice and saline solution
must be employed and conducted by your good judgement
in which I have a very entire confidence. I believe the Cough
which came upon the cold bathing last year was owing to
some accidental mismanagement and as he is now so entirely
free from any complaints of his breast I would try the sea
bathing again with all proper cautions. One of the most proper
would be to cut off the hair of his head very entriely entirely


As he is liable to have a little moisture on his skin in the
mornings he should always be out of bed for an hour or two
before he goes in to the Sea.


I cannot find any good reason for the young Gentlemans
coming to Edinr as I am well persuaded that every



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every thing can be done under your direction in Caithness that
could be done here. Offering respectful compliments to
Harpsdale and wishing heartily his sons speedy recovery


I am always
Dear Andrew
Your most obedient servant
Wm Cullen
Edinr 1st June 1778

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