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


[ID:248] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Major Baillie (Patient) / 29 December 1781 / (Outgoing)

Reply 'For Major Baillie', consisting of a single recipe.


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DOC ID 248
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/14/134
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date29 December 1781
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply 'For Major Baillie', consisting of a single recipe.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1407]
Case of Major Baillie who was recently in the West Indies and who is therefore vulnerable to a return of his rheumatic complaints because of the variable British climate.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3322]PatientMajor Baillie
[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

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For Major Baillie

Take a drachm of gum guaiacum, two drachms of very hard white sugar. Crush together into a powder, to which add an ounce of mucilage of gum Arabic. Grind a second time, then little by little sink in three ounces each of simple cinnamon water and rose water, an ounce of spirit of cinnamon. Mix and label Aperient mixture, a tablespoonful to be taken every night and morning shaking the glass very well before pouring it out.

29th. December
W. C.

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For Major Baillie

Gumm. guaiac. Ʒj
Sacch. alb. duriss. Ʒij
Terito simul in pulv. cui adde
Mucil. g. Arab. ℥j
Terito iterum & paulatim affunde
Aq. cinnam. simpl.
-- rosar. @ ℥iij
cinn. spirit. ℥j
ℳ. S. Aperient ℳ. a table spoonf¬
ul to be taken every night and
morning shaking the glass very well
before pouring it out.

29th. Decr.
W. C.


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