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


[ID:6295] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mr William McDowall (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall) (Patient) / 13 July 1779 / (Outgoing)

Reply; recipe for letter 1706, extracted from [DOC ID:4473].


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DOC ID 6295
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/12/166
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date13 July 1779
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply; recipe for letter 1706, extracted from [DOC ID:4473].
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1107]
Case of Mr William McDowal [McDowall, McDouall], who has a chest complaint and spits blood.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:1080]PatientMr William McDowall (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall)
[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 Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe inferred

Normalized Text

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Take two ounces of Coltsfoot three drachms of Lichwort one drachm of leaves of Ground Ivy. Boil from three pints to one pint {illeg} three drachms of [fenam?] Extract of Liquorice one drachm of Seeds of [Water Hemlock?] Strain and Label: --

July 13th 1779.

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tussilag. ℥ij Herb. pariet. ʒij fol. heder terrest. ʒj
Coque ex [libjjji?] ad lbj add. sub. [fenam?] Extract. glyc. ʒiij Sem. [feen.
ʒj cola et Sig -

July 13th 1779.


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