CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/42
Alt Ref No77
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from George Skene, Aberdeen, to David Skene
Date6 March 1769
Extent1 item
Creator NameGeorge Skene was the brother of David Skene (1731 - 1770) and the son of Andrew Skene.
DescriptionLetter from George Skene, Aberdeen, to David Skene in which he discusses the condition of a young patient; they have discovered another tumour on the boy's shoulder which shows he has a scrophulous tendency; he describes how it looks and suggests that it has the appearance of a scrofulous abscess; he discusses his treatment and his diet and asks for advice on what to do next - whether to open it or 'make a derivation' and suggests Moffat Waters; he informs his brother that the boy's father sees no hope of a cure without amputation and wants to know when it will be done, Skene thinks it an inadvisable course of action, 6 March 1769.
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Related MaterialMS 38/43, 154 - 155, 164
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