John Owen (4150)

Admission Details for Patient: John O'Brien Owen (4150)

Name Mismatch: 4150 , 2506

Gender: Male Age: 36
Marital Status: Separated Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Butcher
Address: Groeslon, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: February 4, 1890
Date of Death: February 27, 1890
Cause of Death: Influenza/pneumonia

Disease: Dementia with Epilepsy
Supposed Cause: Epilepsy

Medical Certificate:
1. (i) Talking about fictitious persons as being present, saying that he is in England, on his way to Birmingham. He is subject to Epileptic fits and always after a fit is quite insane. (ii) He attacked his Father several times and once nearly throttled him. Last Thursday he was going to attack his mother but the servant interfered and prevented him. February 3rd 1890. Evan Roberts, MD etc & LRCP and MRCS Engld., Penygroes.

Approximate duration of present attack: 12 years

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected:

Epileptic: Yes

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: Yes

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: Badly

Destructive Habit: No

Disposition: Sober

Education: Good, reads and writes

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health moderate. Bs confined. Phthisical. Patient has been a Pork Butcher. Had Epilepsy 12 years ago and has become gradually worse and latterly violent. Has done no work for some years and has been dependent upon his relatives. Lives apart from his wife. Mother an Irishwoman.

Current Diagnosis: Epilepsy

Additional Diagnosis: 06.2

Case Notes

1890 Feb 7 - Patient is a moderately nourished person of medium height with reddish beard and hair. Expression and manner pleasant but somewhat imbecile. General intelligence impaired there being loss of memory and perception with considerable incoherence. At the present moment quiet and in every way manageable but doubtless he at times becomes violent and troublesome. Clean and tidy. Fair health.

14 - Clean and well conducted. Has had a couple of attacks. Semi demented and useless.

27 - Patient has unfortunately succumbed to Pneumonia consequent upon Influenza. Both lungs affected but chiefly the right. Tempr. ranged very high - 104 to 105 F. Ordinary remedies but little avail. Little cough and expectoration. Died February 27th 1890.


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