CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/153
Alt Ref No71
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from William Cullen to David Skene
Date24 August 1768
Extent1 item
Administrative HistoryWilliam Cullen (1710-1790), chemist and physician
DescriptionLetter from William Cullen to David Skene in which he discusses the condition and treatment of Mrs. Gordon of Ardmealie; he has delayed until she had returned from her English journey and she will deliver this letter herself; he will see Cullen's plan of treatment from the directions he gave her; these cases are difficult because a cure depends on the patient persevering in an exact regimen that few will submit to; his plan is to 'obviate all impetus upon the vessels of the uterus by a diet without meat or wine, by avoiding every degree of bodily exercise and even an erect posture, by carefully avoiding costiveness and the efforts it may occasion'; he discusses medicines he may use to allow the uterus to recover its tone; he will send Skene the specimen of zeolite when he has it, 24 August 1768.
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