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

 

[ID:4318] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr John Heysham / Regarding: Anonymous (Patient) / 21 September 1778 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'For Dr Heysham',. A short note on the use of "the bark" in the case of an unnamed 'young lady' with Typhus.

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FieldData
DOC ID 4318
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/11/56
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date21 September 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, 'For Dr Heysham',. A short note on the use of "the bark" in the case of an unnamed 'young lady' with Typhus.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1002]
Case of an unnamed 'young lady' attended by Dr Heysham for Typhus.
3


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:477]AddresseeDr John Heysham
[PERS ID:2281]Patient
[PERS ID:477]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr John Heysham
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)

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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 Carlisle North-West England Europe inferred

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For Dr Heysham.


Your treatment judicious. Nothing so proper as bark to a convalesĀ¬
cent from such a fever as you mention where debility was the
chief consequence. The cough partly habitual, partly accidental was
no objection for the bark in all my experience does not easily stop
expectoration: & in the quantity you gave it, it could not.


In view of his debility & threatenings of Phthisis the bark should
be continued in moderate quantity to some Elixir vitrioli & for the
rest, fresh air, exercise horse or carriage & the milk & vegetable diet
you have already properly prescribed.

Edinburgh September 21. 1778.
W. C.

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For Dr Heysham.


Your treatment judicious. Nothing so proper as bark to a convalesĀ¬
cent from such a fever as you mention where debility was the
chief consequence. The cough partly habitual, partly accidental was
no objection for the bark in all my experience does not easily stop
expectoration: & in the quantity you gave it, it could not.


In view of his debility & threatenings of Phthisis the bark should
be continued in moderate quantity to some Elixir vitrioli & for the
rest, fresh air, exercise horse or carriage & the milk & vegetable diet
you have already properly prescribed.

Edn. Septr. 21. 1778.
W. C.

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