Owen Williams (6506)

Admission Details for Patient: Owen Williams (6506)

Gender: Male Age: 56
Marital Status: Married Religion: Church of England
Occupation: Ship's stoker
Address: Holyhead, Anglesey

Date of Admission: February 15, 1905
Date of Death: May 31, 1905
Cause of Death: GP/Apoplexy certified COD.

Disease: General Paralysis of the Insane
Supposed Cause: Not known

Medical Certificate:
Incoherent in his speech, is violent and has uncontrollable fits of tempers, has signs and symptoms of GPI - is dirty and unable to look after himself. Catherine Williams, his wife, says that he is restless at night and knocks her about, threatens the children and disturbs the neighbours. Dr. John Lewis Owen, 55 Market Street, Holyhead.

Approximate duration of present attack: 2 years

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected:

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: Yes

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: -

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Poor and very dirty. This man came in in a very filthy condition and both his thighs were excoriated by urine and filth.

Current Diagnosis: General Paralysis of the Insane

Case Notes

1905 Feb 27 - A man of ordinary stature, beyond middle age, brown hair and irides, pupils unequal but mobile.

In filthy condition when admitted.

The inner sides of both thighs excoriated by urine etc.

Mentally suffering from GPI. Speech affected, tongue tremulous, limbs becoming rigid and paralysed. Mind quite demented.

Is very feeble and is in bed in the Sick Ward.

(The dates of subsequent notes are obscured by the Death Certificate) - Still in bed, habits rather better.

- Still able to swallow fairly well.

- Has had a remission and is rather better. Is up in a chair every day and swallows very well.

- Had a severe stroke today and it ended fatally.

Died May 31st 1905.


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