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


[ID:4919] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mrs Lawton / Regarding: [A matter not directly regarding a patient] / 16 September 1784 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'For Mrs Lawton\, consisting only of a recipe.


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DOC ID 4919
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/17/114
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date16 September 1784
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'For Mrs Lawton\, consisting only of a recipe.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1763]
Case of Mrs Lawton who is prescribed a strengthening electuary.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2822]AddresseeMrs Lawton
[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 Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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For Mrs Lawton

Take powdered the root of columbo and Powdered Steel and prepare two drachms of each, one drachm of cinnamom powder, include one ounce of conserved orange peel, the Simple Syrup is required to be made in the same manner as an Electuarium. Label: Strengthening the Electuary the bigness of a hazel nut to be taken in a wafer twice a day

16th September
W. C.

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For Mrs Lawton

℞ pulv. rad. columb.
Limat. Mart. pp.t @ Ʒii
pulv. cinnamom. Ʒi
Cons. e cort. aurantior ℥i
Syr. Simpl. q.s. ut f. Electuarium
Signa Strengthening Electuary the bigness
of a hazel nut to be taken in a wafer twice
a day

16th Septr.
W. C.


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