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


[ID:6252] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mr George Hall (in Alnwick) (Patient) / 3 August 1779 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Mr George Hall'; two recipes.


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DOC ID 6252
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/12/163
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date3 August 1779
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 'For Mr George Hall'; two recipes.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:65]
Case of Mr George Hall whose stomach complaints are termed a 'Hypochondriasis'.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2483]PatientMr George Hall (in Alnwick)
[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
Destination of Letter Alnwick North-East England Europe inferred

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For Mr George Hall

Take five grains of prepared Powdered steel, five grains of Cinnamon and ten grains of very hard white sugar, and let there be made twenty-eight doses. Label as Stomachic Powders to be taken as usual one twice a day. After each dose two tablespoons of the following.

Take four ounces of Tincture of Peruvian bark, six ounces of simple cinnamon Water and six ounces of Peppermint. Mix and label Stomachic Tincture.

Take two drachms of a mass of aloetick Pills and divide it in twenty-four pills. Label as Laxative Pills one or two to be taken at bed time when costiveness requires it.

August 3. 1779.

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For Mr George Hall

Lim. mart. pp. Cinn. ad gr. v. Sacch alb. d. gr. x. et f. Dos № 28.
Sig. Stom. Powders to be taken as usual one twice a day &
after each Dose two table Sp fulls of the follg.

Tinct. cort. Peruv. ℥iv Aq. cin. Simpl. menth. piper. @ ℥vi
ℳ. Sig. Stom. Tincture

Mass. pilul. aloet. ʒij Div. in pil. №xxiv.
Sig. Laxative Pills one or two to be taken at bedtime
when costiveness requires it.

Aug. 3. 1779.


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