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

 

[ID:5621] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Mr Alexander Dunlop (Sanders, Saunders) / Regarding: Mr Archibald Campbell (of Succoth) (Patient) / 3 April 1788 / (Outgoing)

Reply for 'Mr Campbell of Succoth', to be delivered to Alexander ('Saunders') Dunlop by the patient, regarding the progress of the sore under his eye. It is compared with the case of Lord Aboyne.

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FieldData
DOC ID 5621
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/20/240
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date3 April 1788
Annotation None
TypeMachine scribal copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply for 'Mr Campbell of Succoth', to be delivered to Alexander ('Saunders') Dunlop by the patient, regarding the progress of the sore under his eye. It is compared with the case of Lord Aboyne.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:2023]
Case of Mr Campbell of Succoth, who has a 'movable tumour' on the lower lid of his left eye.
7


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Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:591]AddresseeMr Alexander Dunlop (Sanders, Saunders)
[PERS ID:3914]PatientMr Archibald Campbell (of Succoth)
[PERS ID:591]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Alexander Dunlop (Sanders, Saunders)
[PERS ID:3938]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Law
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3937]OtherLord Charles Gordon (Lord Aboyne)

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Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Succoth West Highlands Scotland Europe certain

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Mr Campbell of Succoth
Dear Sir


This comes to you by Mr Campbell
of Succoth whom you will be pleased to see in a
better way than when he was sent to you last.
When he came here in Winter; the sore under
his Eye
was much mended from what it
had been in the Spring, but there is ↑was↑ still an
oozing from under the crust that left the issue
a little doubtful. By degrees however that
oozing became less and less till it is now hardly
any at all. In the mean time the crust
has been thickening, and contracting without
any fretting upon its edges, and I am now
hopeful that the crust will fall off and
leave a sound skin below, and I think it
has actually begun to do so. In this course
no sort of application has been made to the




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part, nor do I think that any will be necessary
unless when the crust falls off, the skin belo[w]
should not be quite firm and dry. For this
situation Mr. Law and I have given him a
Solution of Saccharum Saturni five grains
to every ounce, and the whole a little coloured
with from ten to twenty drops of the Sp.
lavend. compositus.
What may be better we
leave to your discretion upon seeing the
circumstances of the part. The progress of
Mr Campbells ailment has been so far as I
can learn exactly the same with that of Lord
Aboynes which was washed every day with
an Arsenical solution, and had made some
noise in this Country. Mr Campbell has conti¬
nued and does continue to take the Cicuta. I am
with the utmost regard


Dear Saunders Your
most Obedient Servant
William Cullen

Edinburgh 3d. April 1788

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Mr Campbell of Succoth
Dear Sir


This comes to you by Mr Campbell
of Succoth whom you will be pleased to see in a
better way than when he was sent to you last.
When he came here in Winter; the sore under
his Eye
was much mended from what it
had been in the Spring, but there is ↑was↑ still an
oozing from under the crust that left the issue
a little doubtful. By degrees however that
oozing became less and less till it is now hardly
any at all. In the mean time the crust
has been thickening, and contracting without
any fretting upon its edges, and I am now
hopeful that the crust will fall off and
leave a sound skin below, and I think it
has actually begun to do so. In this course
no sort of application has been made to the




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part, nor do I think that any will be necessary
unless when the crust falls off, the skin belo[w]
should not be quite firm and dry. For this
situation Mr. Law and I have given him a
Solution of Saccharum Saturni five grains
to every ounce, and the whole a little coloured
with from ten to twenty drops of the Sp.
lavend. compositus.
What may be better we
leave to your discretion upon seeing the
circumstances of the part. The progress of
Mr Campbells ailment has been so far as I
can learn exactly the same with that of Lord
Aboynes which was washed every day with
an Arsenical solution, and had made some
noise in this Country. Mr Campbell has conti¬
nued and does continue to take the Cicuta. I am
with the utmost regard


Dear Saunders Your
most Obedient Servant
William Cullen

Edinr. 3d. April 1788

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