Owen Parry (4139)

Admission Details for Patient: Owen Parry (4139)

Gender: Male Age: 61
Marital Status: Married Religion: Protestant
Occupation: Small farmer
Address: Aberdaron, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: January 7, 1890
Date of Discharge: June 19, 1890
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: No diagnosis on admission
Supposed Cause: Not known ('hereditary taint')

Medical Certificate:
1. (i) Threatening to kill his wife and grandchild. Making incoherent statements, looking wild and uneasy and wanted the keys of the drawer to get some money to pay the people that were at his home the day I was there. (ii) The wife informs me that he suddenly got up in bed on the night of the 4th January and kneeled on her breast and belly and attempted to strangle her and the marks of his fingernails were to be found on both sides of her neck, also marks on her lips. January 6th 1890. T. Williams Hughes, Sn. and Ary., LSA London, Sarn.

Approximate duration of present attack: 2 months

Number of Previous Attacks: 1

Number of Previous Admissions: 1

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 1

Total Number of Admissions: 3

Relatives affected:

Number of Previous Attacks: 1

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: Yes, to his wife and others

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: -

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Patient was an inmate of this Asylum about 20 years ago. Remained well until about a year ago when he became again Insane. Has gradually become worse and latterly violently disposed towards his wife etc. There is said to be a very strong hered. taint in family.

Current Diagnosis: Severe Depressive Episode (F32.2)

Case Notes

1890 Mar 10 - Recovering from a severe attack of Pneumonia consequent upon Influenza.

June 19 - Discharged today after being out upon 2 months trial.


Additional Notes

Previous admission:

24th August to 6th October 1867as a private patient.

No case notes.


3rd July 1893 with Melancholia (4647).

Medical Certificate reads: (a) He says that he has a mad dog in his stomach which is "eating his inside" and continually barking. He says that he has intestinal obstruction.

He says that he is being poisoned. (b) Laura Parry, Cae'r Mur, Uwchymynydd, his wife, says that he has been trying to commit suicide. He has been trying to murder her and others in the house.

He wants them to kill him.

3rd July 1893. J. O. Williams, MRCS Eng and LRCP Lond., Bottwnog. Owen Parry remained in hospital until his death from Phthisis on 25th June 1894.

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