Gaynor Davies (6498)

Admission Details for Patient: Gaynor Davies (6498)

Gender: Female Age: 29
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Domestic servant
Address: Nr. Carnarvon, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: February 3, 1905
Date of Discharge: February 2, 1907
Discharge Category: Relieved

Disease: Subacute Mania
Supposed Cause: Heredity

Medical Certificate:
Patient's appearance is wild, incessantly talking in an incoherent manner. Miss Maggie Mary Roberts, her aunt, states that when food is taken to her she throws it about the room and breaks the crockery, she also struck her grandfather with a book on the head, and she is incessantly talking night and day incoherently, more especially about the Religious Revival. Dr. George E. Williams, Tryfan Hall, Rhostryfan.

Approximate duration of present attack: 14 years

Number of Previous Attacks:

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 1

Total Number of Admissions: 2

Relatives affected: Sister has been and mother is now an inmate here

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: no

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Well behaved

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good. Patient has not been as others are since the age of 14 and has for this reason been unable to keep any situations for any length of time. Her mother "Liz Carnarvon" is now an inmate here. ( In fact, records for Elizabeth Davies (No. 3395) of Carnarvon - almost certainly the woman referred to here - indicate that she died in 1903 of pancreatic cancer while a patient at Glanywern. The sister is Elizabeth Kate Davies (No. 4838) 'quite a maniac' who was admitted in 1895 and discharged the following year.)

Current Diagnosis: Schizophrenia (F20.6)

Case Notes

1905 Feb 9 - Average height and build, brown hair and blue eyes, equal pupils. Fair complexion, bad teeth. Well nourished and apart from a distinct systolic bruit at base she seems to be in fair health. She is very restless and unsettled talking excitedly about the Revival in a rambling and foolish way.

She is also inclined to be violent toward the nurses. Sleeps badly.

Feb 14 - Much quieter and does some ward work. A simple minded girl.

Feb 27 - Is recovering from an attack of sore throat.

Mar 10 - Has been excited and noisy, esp. at night. Silly. Emotional and of little use.

May 3 - Very unstable.

Aug 8 - Emotional and untrustworthy.

Nov 5 - But little change. 1906 Feb - The same. June - Has kept pretty well and is possibly worthy of trial.

Discharged 'Relieved' February 2nd 1907.


Additional Notes


14th December 1920 (No. 9566) with Mania.

The Medical Certificate reads: Patient is very violent and threatens to injure persons visiting house.

Expression is wild and speech rapid and incoherent.

Patient made a violent attack on her aunt Margaret Roberts. She does not sleep and keeps disturbing everybody in the house and immediate neighbourhood.

This information was given by the said Margaret Roberts.

Gaynor Davies remained in care for the next 23 years until her death from breast cancer in February 1944.

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