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

 

[ID:955] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Dr Alexander Taylor (Sanders) / Regarding: Mr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley) (Patient), Mrs Macclaw (MacLaw, Mclaws) (Patient) / 24 April 1780 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'Mr Taylor C[oncerning] Mr Neilson & Mrs Macclaw'

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DOC ID 955
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/13/10
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date24 April 1780
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, 'Mr Taylor C[oncerning] Mr Neilson & Mrs Macclaw'
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Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:316]
Case of Mr Robert Neilson with a chronic, progressive illness, probably pulmonary (consumption) but possible cardiac. After a gap, in early January 1782, Cullen confirms that Neilson's condition is terminal. An autopsy soon follows.
22
[Case ID:2050]
Case of Mrs McLaws (Macclaw) who has an 'eruption on her arm'.
5


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:207]AddresseeDr Alexander Taylor (Sanders)
[PERS ID:832]PatientMrs Macclaw (MacLaw, Mclaws)
[PERS ID:206]PatientMr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:207]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Alexander Taylor (Sanders)

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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 Paisley Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred

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Mr Taylor Concerning Mr Neilson & Mrs Macclaw


I think it a great deal, that he has stood out so well in spite of the
bad Winter and Spring. -- As long as so small quantity of blood relieves him
I think it may be allowed to repeat it, but as seldom as possible --


The tumour on the right side I shall say any nothing of as it seems
gone. --- As the coldness &c of the leg does not seem to proceed from
any general affection I hope it may soon go off -- If it should continue
I would apply to the leg the Balsam Saponaceum, and if should
come on with more violence would apply a Blister.-


As to Mrs Macclaw, you do not say whether she has tried the
Solution of Tartar Emetic again - If she has not I would have her
take another Course of it and at the same time I would anoint
her Arms with a weak Mercurial Ointment and should this
threaten to affect her mouth you must enjoin the proper confine¬
ment and Regimen. ––––––––––––

April 24. 1780

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Mr Taylor C. Mr Neilson & Mrs Macclaw


I think it a great deal, that he has stood out so well in spite of the
bad Winter and Spring. -- As long as so small qty of blood relieves him
I think it may be allowed to repeat it, but as seldom as possible --


The tumour on the right side I shall say any nothing of as it seems
gone. --- As the coldness &c of the leg does not seem to proceed from
any general affection I hope it may soon go off -- If it should continue
I would apply to the leg the Balsam Saponaceum, and if should
come on with more violence would apply a Blister.-


As to Mrs Macclaw, you do not say whether she has tried the
Solution of Tart. Emet. again - If she has not I would have her
take another Course of it and at the same time I would anoint
her Arms with a weak Mercurial Ointment and should this
threaten to affect her mouth you must enjoin the proper confine¬
ment and Regimen. ––––––––––––

April 24. 1780

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