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


[ID:4299] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: C.D.S. (Patient) / 24 August 1778 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'For C. D. S.'


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DOC ID 4299
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/11/37
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date24 August 1778
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen Yes
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'For C. D. S.'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1056]
Case of 'C. D. S.', prescribed a mercurial injection.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2576]Patient C.D.S.
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

Places linked to this document

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

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For C. D. S.

Take two ounces of the purest Gum Arabic make into a powder and Label: Arabic Powder.

Take one ounce of Sodium Carbonate - half an ounce of pure White Sugar prepare the powders together and Label: Cooling Powder.

Take two drachms of Unguent of Mercury without turpentine preparation four drachms of the best Olive Oil bring together, gradually adding oil ointment. Label: For an Injection [sh?]

Take one pint of Rose Water - four grains of Corrosive Sublimate of Mercury Mix. Label: For an Injection to be made weaker or stronger as the parts require it. The full of a small Syringe enough at one time. --

August 24th. 1778.

Diplomatic Text

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For C. D. S.

Gum. Arab. puriss. ℥ij
Terito in pulv. et. S. Arabic Powder.

Sal. nitr: ℥j - Sacch. alb. puriss ℥fs. Terito
simul in pulv. et. S. Cooling Powder.

Ungt ☿ sine terebinth parat. ʒij
Ol. alivar. oprt. ℥iv
Terito simul addende paulatium unguento oleum
Sig. for an Injection [sh?]

Aq. rosar lbj - Merc. subl. corrosu. gr iv ℳ. Sig
for an Injection to be made weaker or stronger as the parts require
it. The full of a small Syringe enough at one time. --

Aug. 24th. 1778.


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