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


[ID:4505] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mrs Elizabeth Watt (McCall) (of Stranraer) (Patient) / 8 September 1779 / (Outgoing)

Reply, 'For Mrs Watt of Stranrawer', consisting of several recipes.


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DOC ID 4505
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/12/72
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date8 September 1779
Annotation None
TypeScribal copy ( includes Casebook Entry)
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, 'For Mrs Watt of Stranrawer', consisting of several recipes.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1594]
Case of Mrs Elizabeth Watt of Stranraer, whose various symptoms over the course of ten years include a chest complaint, a sore mouth, and rheumatism.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2120]PatientMrs Elizabeth Watt (of Stranraer)
[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 Stranraer Borders Scotland Europe certain

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For Mrs Watt. of Stranrawer. -

Take one drachms each of Pomegranate flowers and red rose, a pound and a half of boiling water. Soak for six hours and add three drachms of Alum. Strain and to the strained liquid add

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Two ounces of Kino gum Tincture of Kino gum, two ounces of Tincture of Myrrh. Mix and Label: The Gargle

Take two ounces of Tincture of Mars, half an ounce of Tincture of Aromatics. Mix and Label: Strengthening Drops

Take six ounces of Tincture of Peruvian bark and twelve ounces of Cinnamon water. Mix and Label: aperient Tincture

Take two drachms of Soluble Tartar, three ounces or a sufficient quantity of , four ounces of Rose water, two ounces each of Simple cinnamon water and nutmeg, one ounce of Simple Syrup and one drachm of Sodium carbonate. Mix and Label: Aperient mixture

8th. Septr. 1779

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For Mrs Watt. of Stranrawer. -

Flor. balaust.
---rosar rubr. @ ʒj
Aq. bullient lb j ſs.
Macera horas sex et adde
Alumin. rup. ʒiij
Cola et liquori colato adde

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Tinct. e Kino ℥ij
---- e Myrrh. ℥j
M Signa The Gargle

Tinct. Mart. ℥ij.
---- aromat. ℥ſs
M Signa Strengthening Drops

Sal Tartar ʒij
Succ. limon ℥iij vel. q. s.
Aq. rosar. ℥iv
---- cinnam. Simpl.
nuc moschat. @ ℥ij
Syr. Simpl. ℥j
Sal. nitr. ʒj
M Signa Aperient mixture.

8th. Septr. 1779


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