CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/41
Alt Ref No59
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from George Skene, Edinburgh, to David Skene
Date3 February 1769
Extent1 item
Creator NameGeorge Skene was the brother of David Skene (1731 - 1770) and the son of Andrew Skene.
DescriptionLetter from George Skene, Edinburgh, to David Skene in which he states that he hopes his brother does not expect a full list of lectures though he intends to make them as complete as possible; he has all the infirmary cases with daily updates; he does not attempt to write the clinical lectures though he would prefer it if he could; he has had two or three outings on horseback as he is weak after his confinement but is free of rheumatism; he mentions that an acquaintance, Sandie Gordon, has rheumatism and describes Cullen's treatment of rheumatism which is different from that of Skene. Cullen employs general then topical bleeding using scarification and leeches, blisters and sweating powders composed of opium and emetic which he states he has never seen fail. He asks his brother for money, 3 February 1769.
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