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

 

[ID:2452] From: Mr William Cokayne (Cocayne) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Handasyde (Handyside) (Patient) / April 1784 / (Incoming)

Letter from William Cokayne, concerning the case of Mr Handasyde.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2452
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1507
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
DateApril 1784
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from William Cokayne, concerning the case of Mr Handasyde.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:975]
Case of Mr Handasyde (Handyside) who is swollen all over his body (dropsy), and who also develops a tumor and a bowel disorder.
8


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:2833]AuthorMr William Cokayne (Cocayne)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3126]PatientMr Handasyde (Handyside)
[PERS ID:2833]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr William Cokayne (Cocayne)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2834]OtherMrs Cokayne

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Wooler North-East England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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Wooler, Friday Morning

Sir


I wrote You on Saturday last of
a second Report of the state of Mr. Handasydes Health
since which we have waited with much anxiety for Your
Answer, and as 7 days are now Elapsed we fear by some
mischance the Letter has never Come to Hand.


He has steadily Pursued the Course laid down by You of
Sweating and taking the Diuretick Infusion, but without
any Visible good Effect - The Swelling is very much Increasd.
in the Body and he grows Rapidly Weaker, The diuretick
infusion
not having Produced its desired Effects, he became
Tired & Nauseated it so much that he left off taking it as
this Day Week, but he has Continued sweating Every third
day, the day before Yesterday for the first Time he took
the Bolus without having the usual Effect, no sweat Could
be Procured throughout the Day, tho Every Possible means
were used, and when I saw him Yesterday - the Extremities
were much Colder than Usual - and the Pulse Lower, his Purging



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still Continues, but the Pain of his Bowells has been Easier
Ever since he was at Edinburgh. You will very readily Judge
by this report in how Indifferent a state he is - He is perfectly
resigned, and does not flatter himself with any hope of Living
Yet at the same Time - If you Could think of any thing farther
that might be of service to him, would very willing by try it
one Circumstance has Escaped me viz. - within these 4 or 5 days
he has had long & severe Fits of the Hiccough, which
fatigue him Extremely, he is not willing to take any thing
till he hears from You Even for that; If my former letter
has not miscarried, it is likely I may have the Satisfaction
to receive One from You this day or to morrow, but if it
has miscarried I beg the Favour of Your Answer by
first opportunity and In the mean time remain
with Mrs. C --- {illeg} respect


Your Obliged Humble Servant

William Cokayne



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Dr. Cullen
Edinburgh

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Wooler, Friday Morning

Sir


I wrote You on Saturday last of
a second Report of the state of Mr. Handasydes Health
since which we have waited with much anxiety for Your
Answer, and as 7 days are now Elapsed we fear by some
mischance the Letter has never Come to Hand.


He has steadily Pursued the Course laid down by You of
Sweating and taking the Diuretick Infusion, but without
any Visible good Effect - The Swelling is very much Increasd.
in the Body and he grows Rapidly Weaker, The diuretick
infusion
not having Produced its desired Effects, he became
Tired & Nauseated it so much that he left off taking it as
this Day Week, but he has Continued sweating Every third
day, the day before Yesterday for the first Time he took
the Bolus without having the usual Effect, no sweat Could
be Procured throughout the Day, tho Every Possible means
were used, and when I saw him Yesterday - the Extremities
were much Colder than Usual - and the Pulse Lower, his Purging



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still Continues, but the Pain of his Bowells has been Easier
Ever since he was at Edinburgh. You will very readily Judge
by this report in how Indifferent a state he is - He is perfectly
resigned, and does not flatter himself with any hope of Living
Yet at the same Time - If you Could think of any thing farther
that might be of service to him, would very willing by try it
one Circumstance has Escaped me viz. - within these 4 or 5 days
he has had long & severe Fits of the Hiccough, which
fatigue him Extremely, he is not willing to take any thing
till he hears from You Even for that; If my former letter
has not miscarried, it is likely I may have the Satisfaction
to receive One from You this day or to morrow, but if it
has miscarried I beg the Favour of Your Answer by
first opportunity and In the mean time remain
with Mrs. C --- {illeg} respect


Your Obliged Hum Servt.

Wm. Cokayne



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Dr. Cullen
Edinburgh

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