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Letter from Dr A Wardrop and Dr I Keith to Mr Baillie, page 3
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Dunain
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
n/a
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Highland Archive Centre
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4935
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Baillies of Dunain
Highland Archive
William Baillie
doctors
sea bathing
diet
mental health
correspondence
letters
Letter from Dr A Wardrop and Dr I Keith to Mr Baillie, page 3

The Baillies of Dunain were an Inverness family who lived in and around the area from the mid-15th century onwards. Although their estate was small in comparison with many of the principal Highland families, they occupied a niche in the upper levels of Highland society.

A substantial collection of the family's papers is held by The Highland Council Archive Service. The papers cover the period c.1760-1860.

This undated document is entitled 'Directions for Mr Baillie'. It is a letter written by Dr Andrew Wardrop and Dr I. Keith giving recommendations for Mr (William) Baillies's diet and exercise regime. With regards to his food, Mr Baillie should be eating light, nutritious, easily-digested food. He should be spending plenty of time in the open air whilst avoiding damp or wet weather. Great emphasis is place on the regularity of his bowels and there is much dietary advice on how to achieve this.

In addition to these measures, the doctors point out that Mr Baillie might benefit from sea bathing. He must also be kept from dwelling on his condition. They suggest this be achieved by amusement or by constant occupation of some sort or another


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Letter from Dr A Wardrop and Dr I Keith to Mr Baillie, page 3

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

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Baillie of Dunain family papers

The Baillies of Dunain were an Inverness family who lived in and around the area from the mid-15th century onwards. Although their estate was small in comparison with many of the principal Highland families, they occupied a niche in the upper levels of Highland society.<br /> <br /> A substantial collection of the family's papers is held by The Highland Council Archive Service. The papers cover the period c.1760-1860.<br /> <br /> This undated document is entitled 'Directions for Mr Baillie'. It is a letter written by Dr Andrew Wardrop and Dr I. Keith giving recommendations for Mr (William) Baillies's diet and exercise regime. With regards to his food, Mr Baillie should be eating light, nutritious, easily-digested food. He should be spending plenty of time in the open air whilst avoiding damp or wet weather. Great emphasis is place on the regularity of his bowels and there is much dietary advice on how to achieve this.<br /> <br /> In addition to these measures, the doctors point out that Mr Baillie might benefit from sea bathing. He must also be kept from dwelling on his condition. They suggest this be achieved by amusement or by constant occupation of some sort or another <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service