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


[ID:4846] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: [ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN] / Regarding: Mrs Moore (Patient) / 4 June 1784 / (Outgoing)

Reply, a recipe only, 'For Mrs Moore'


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DOC ID 4846
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/17/42
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
Date4 June 1784
Annotation None
TypeMachine scribal copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe Yes
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Reply, a recipe only, 'For Mrs Moore'
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1759]
Case of Mrs Moore who is prescribed 'specific pills' and a 'strengthener' for an unknown condition.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3886]PatientMrs Moore
[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 [Mrs Moore?]

Take one egg yolk, and add little by little, diligently grinding, three drachms of Balsam of Capivi, half an ounce of Balsamic Syrup, one ounce of Spirit of Cinnamon and three ounces of Rose Water. Mix according to art and label as Strengthening Mixture; a tablespoon to be taken every night and morning shaking the phial very well before pouring out.



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For [Mrs Moore?]

Vitelli unius ovi
Adde paulatim diligenter terendo
Balsam Capiv. ʒiij
Syr. balsam. ℥fs
Aq. cinnam. Spirit. ℥j
--- rosar. ℥iij
ℳ. S. A. et Signa Strengthening Mixture
a table Spoonfull to be taken every night and
morning Shaking the phial very well before
pouring out




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