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TITLE
Letter from Dr Nicol, Inverness to Anne Baillie, on subject of medical matters, page 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D456_A_70_49_1
PLACENAME
Dunain
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1835
PERIOD
1830s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5077
KEYWORDS
Baillies of Dunain
Highland Archive
Anne Baillie
doctors
medicine
landowners
prescriptions
correspondence
letters
Letter from Dr Nicol, Inverness to Anne Baillie, on subject of medical matters, page 1

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 document is dated 13 November 1835. It is a letter from Dr Nicol of Inverness to Anne Baillie. Anne is suffering from 'an enlarged gland' and Dr Nicol recommends a strict diet of simple foods with no spices, salt, alcohol and greasy foods. He also prescribes 'rhubarb pills' to keep the bowels regular.

Dr Nicol expects the patient to feel the benefit after 10 to 14 days


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Letter from Dr Nicol, Inverness to Anne Baillie, on subject of medical matters, page 1

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1830s

Baillies of Dunain; Highland Archive; Anne Baillie; doctors; medicine; landowners; prescriptions; correspondence; letters

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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 document is dated 13 November 1835. It is a letter from Dr Nicol of Inverness to Anne Baillie. Anne is suffering from 'an enlarged gland' and Dr Nicol recommends a strict diet of simple foods with no spices, salt, alcohol and greasy foods. He also prescribes 'rhubarb pills' to keep the bowels regular. <br /> <br /> Dr Nicol expects the patient to feel the benefit after 10 to 14 days <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