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

 

[ID:861] From: Mr Charles Broughton / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mrs Manning (Patient), Anonymous (Patient) / 1773 / (Incoming)

Letter from Charles Broughton relating the success of his ointment. Missing enclosure may be the endorsement letter ID:858.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 861
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/128
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date1773
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) Enclosure(s) present
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from Charles Broughton relating the success of his ointment. Missing enclosure may be the endorsement letter ID:858.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:392]
Cases communicated by Charles Broughton, a London surgeon, who sends Cullen letters detailing the successful use of his proprietary ointment that is supposed to cure tumours.
8


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:359]AuthorMr Charles Broughton
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:989]Patient
[PERS ID:617]PatientMrs Manning
[PERS ID:1003]Other Physician / SurgeonDr Joseph Black
[PERS ID:607]Other Physician / SurgeonMr William Sharp
[PERS ID:544]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendDr Henry Cullen (Harry, Dr Henry, "the young doctor" )
[PERS ID:616]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Manning
[PERS ID:619]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr William Almack
[PERS ID:733]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr
[PERS ID:1003]OtherDr Joseph Black
[PERS ID:986]OtherLady Cowper

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing 71 Aldermanbury London London and South-East England Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Bull & Mouth Street London London and South-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Old Jewry London London and South-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other St Bartholomew's hospital London London and South-East England Europe certain

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Dear Sir


I am exceeding Glad to find by your last favour,
that the different papers I transmitted for Yours as
well as Dr Black's inspection have proved satisfactory
to both. I am to make Prosilytes of respectable Cha¬
racters and have added One to my number here
whose recommendation of me for Cancers will effeck¬
tually take the load off, from your Shoulders, as
well as finally close the Mouth of any of your
Surgeons - [Who?] may be inclinable to oppose me.


Mr Manning a Wealthy Innkeeper and common¬
council man in Bull & Mouth street, applied to me
yesterday Morning through the sole recommenda¬
tion of Mr William Sharp Surgeon in the Old Jewry &
One of the Assistant Surgeons to St Bartholemews,
who told him to Use his Name to me, for that he
beleived my Ointment would be more Usefull to
his Wife's complaint than ought else he knew
in Use; as he had been an Eye Witness of its Effects.
Her Cancer is sealed in the Thyroid Gland & the
neighbouring parts, are livid, knotty, protuberant
large & painfull & often bleeds: I immedietly
applied the Ointment, but I am very dubious
of being succesfull in this Case.




[Page 2]


As Mr Sharp in regard to reputations in
point of skill as well as integrity is inferior
to none in the three Kingdoms I esteem myself
very fortunate in having his Approbation as
well as sanction. I purpose that whoever
should be disposed to apply to me from
your quarter, should previously consult him
which is always to be done for the customary
Compliment; well laid out for their satisfaction
This you will please to communicate to my
good friend Dr Black to whose great Candour
and Kindness I stand much indebted


The Man aged 76 whom Lady Cowper's
Butler wrote me off, came last Week to town
with a very large & protuberant Cancer on his
under Lip, which I cutt off , in the presence
of Mr Sharp & he is likely to gett his cure.


Enclosed I send a letter which I haue
transmitted to many of my good friends to
whom I [sent?] my printed One & also another
relating to a Cancerous patient, this you will
send back when you do me the favour of a line




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I saw Mr Almack last Week and
he is of your Opinion in regard to your Son
of whose promotion I shall still have in view
and we esteem myself happy to be any ways
instrumental in rendering service to the Cullen
Family


Just as ever
Your Oblidged Friend
Cha.s Broughton



[Page 4]


To
Doctor Cullen


1773

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Dear Sir


I am exceeding Glad to find by your last favour,
that the different papers I transmitted for Yours as
well as Dr Black's inspection have proved satisfactory
to both. I am to make Prosilytes of respectable Cha¬
racters and have added One to my number here
whose recommendation of me for Cancers will effeck¬
tually take the load off, from your Shoulders, as
well as finally close the Mouth of any of your
Surgeons - [Who?] may be inclinable to oppose me.


Mr Manning a Wealthy Innkeeper and common¬
council man in Bull & Mouth street, applied to me
yesterday Morning through the sole recommenda¬
tion of Mr Willm Sharp Surgeon in the Old Jewry &
One of the Assistant Surgeons to St Bartholemews,
who told him to Use his Name to me, for that he
beleived my Ointment would be more Usefull to
his Wife's complaint than ought else he knew
in Use; as he had been an Eye Witness of its Effects.
Her Cancer is sealed in the Thyroid Gland & the
neighbouring parts, are livid, knotty, protuberant
large & painfull & often bleeds: I immedietly
applied the Ointment, but I am very dubious
of being succesfull in this Case.




[Page 2]


As Mr Sharp in regard to reputations in
point of skill as well as integrity is inferior
to none in the three Kingdoms I esteem myself
very fortunate in having his Approbation as
well as sanction. I purpose that whoever
should be disposed to apply to me from
your quarter, should previously consult him
which is always to be done for the customary
Compliment; well laid out for their satisfaction
This you will please to communicate to my
good friend Dr Black to whose great Candour
and Kindness I stand much indebted


The Man aged 76 whom Lady Cowper's
Butler wrote me off, came last Week to town
with a very large & protuberant Cancer on his
under Lip, which I cutt off , in the presence
of Mr Sharp & he is likely to gett his cure.


Enclosed I send a letter which I haue
transmitted to many of my good friends to
whom I [sent?] my printed One & also another
relating to a Cancerous patient, this you will
send back when you do me the favour of a line




[Page 3]


I saw Mr Almack last Week and
he is of your Opinion in regard to your Son
of whose promotion I shall still have in view
and we esteem myself happy to be any ways
instrumental in rendering service to the Cullen
Family


Just as ever
Your Oblidged Friend
Cha.s Broughton



[Page 4]


To
Doctor Cullen


1773

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