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


[ID:247] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mr Daniel Whittaker (Whitaker, junior) (Patient) / 21 December 1781 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Mr Whitaker of Manchester', consisting of a short recipe.


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DOC ID 247
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/14/133
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date21 December 1781
Annotation None
TypeMachine copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply 'For Mr Whitaker of Manchester', consisting of a short recipe.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1413]
Case of Mr Daniel Whitaker, junior, at Manchester who is prescribed a diaphoretic for a scorbutic complaint.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2972]PatientMr Daniel Whittaker (Whitaker, junior)
[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 Manchester North-West England Europe inferred

Normalized Text

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For Mr Whitaker of Manchester

Take one ounce of Burdock root, two drachms of peel and root of Mezeron, cook in three pounds of water and reduce to two, before at the end adding one drachm of sweet Fennel seeds and an ounce of shaved Root of Liquorice. Strain and Label: Diaphoretic Decoction. A quart to be drank every day for a fortnight or three weeks.

W. C.

December 21.

Diplomatic Text

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For Mr Whitaker of Manchester

Rad. bardan. ℥j
Cort. rad. Mezer. ʒij
Coque ex Aq. lbiij ad lbij sub
finem addens
Semin fœnicul. dulc. ʒj
Rad. glycyrrhiz ras. ℥j
Cola et S. Diapht. Decoction
a quart to be drank every
day for a fortnight or
three weeks-

W. C.

Decr 21.


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