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


[ID:2382] From: Mr William Ingham / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mr Ralph Bates (Patient) / July? 1783? / (Incoming)

Recipe for Ralph Bates. Unsigned and undated.


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DOC ID 2382
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1437
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
DateJuly? 1783?
Annotation None
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Recipe for Ralph Bates. Unsigned and undated.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:747]
Case of Mr Ralph Bates who has rheumatic pains and a liver and bowel complaint which proves fatal.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:82]AuthorMr William Ingham
[PERS ID:2598]PatientMr Ralph Bates
[PERS ID:82]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr William Ingham

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred

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Ralph Bates Esqr

Take half an ounce of Calcined Magnesia, two drachms [each?] of powdered Rhubarb, powdered Gum Guaiacum (in a Japonic solution), Cardiac Compound, and enough Syrup of Orange Peel to make a [composite?] Electuary M. N. M. {illeg} I. grind into {illeg} mass

Take an ounce of Powdered Peruvian Bark, a drachm of Powdered Ginger Root, place into enough boiling water up to a pound; to the strained liquid add an ounce of composite Spirit of Lavender, three drachms of Aromatic Tincture [m compt: Cont?] every day two hours before and after lunch.

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Ralph Bates Esqr

Magnes: alb ℥ſs
Pulv. Rhei.
- G. Guaiac (in Japon. solut.)
Comp: Cardiac [aa?] Ʒij
Syr: Cort. Aurant q. s. m V. Elect.
[compt.?] M. N. M. {illeg} I. ter in {illeg} massa

Pulv: Cort: peruv ℥j
- Rad. Zinzib Ʒj
infunde Aq. Bullient q. s. ad ℔; colat:
adde Sp: Lavend. comp ℥j
Tinct. Aromat Ʒiij [m compt: Cont?]
in Horis duabus anti & post Prandium


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