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


[ID:4295] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mr Skirving (Patient) / 20 August 1778 / (Outgoing)

Reply, consisting of two isolated recipes headed 'For Mr Skirving',.


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DOC ID 4295
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/11/33
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date20 August 1778
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, consisting of two isolated recipes headed 'For Mr Skirving',.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:956]
Case of Mr Skirving whose various symptoms include vomiiting and pains in his legs.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2487]PatientMr Skirving
[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 Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred

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For Mr Skirving.

Take five grains each of a preparation of Powdered Steel and ground Cinnamon, ten grains of White Sugar. Mix and let a dose of 28 Pills be made.

Take two ounces of bruised Peruvian Bark two drachms of Orange Peel in two pounds of Boiling Water. Leave to macerate for twenty four hours then add Tincture of Peruvian Bark and strain. Label: Stomachic Infusion - -

August 20th 1778

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For Mr Skirving.

Lim. M. pp[tt.?] Cinn. pulv. @ gr. v. S. alb. d. gr X ℳ. f. f.dos 28

Cort. Per. cont. ℥ij Cort. aur. c. ʒij Aq. bull. lbij. Digere hor. XXIV. dein
adde Tinctr. cort. Peruv. ℥ij cola - Sig. Stomachic Infusion - -

Aug. 20th 1778


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