Margaret Pritchard (6552)

Admission Details for Patient: Margaret Ellen Pritchard (6552)

Gender: Female Age: 16
Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist
Occupation: None
Address: Bangor, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: April 5, 1905
Date of Death: July 23, 1907
Cause of Death: Colitis certified COD.

Disease: Dementia and Epilepsy
Supposed Cause: Epilepsy

Medical Certificate:
General intelligence very defective, has no idea of time or place, does not know her own home, or have any idea of time. Inclined to be violent, striking her relatives, wet and dirty. Corbet W. Owen, 31 Victoria Place, Bangor.

Approximate duration of present attack: Getting slowly worse

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: No

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: Yes

Disposition: -

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Feeble. Patient has been an epileptic for about 7 years and no definite cause can be assigned, she has been getting slowly more demented for years and is getting dangerous and unmanageable at home.

Current Diagnosis: Epilepsy

Additional Diagnosis: 661

Case Notes

1905 Apr - A very fragile looking girl with clear olive complexion and short cut dark hair. Dark brown eyes.

Poorly nourished but otherwise healthy.

(The dates of subsequent notes are obscured by the Death Certificate).

She is too demented to answer any simple question and can give no account of herself. She is very feeble in her lower extremities and has to be carried about.

Wet and dirty.

Quiet and gives very little trouble.

- Seems quite at home.

- Demented and useless.


Fairly cleanly.

- No change. Fits infrequent.

- Has improved in her appearance.

1907 July 23 - Patient died today of Colitis of about a week's duration. She lived in Ward 7 and seems to have contacted her illness there.

Died July 23rd 1907.


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