Thomas Jones (6615)

Admission Details for Patient: Thomas Arthur Jones (6615)

Gender: Male Age: 32
Marital Status: Single Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation: Nil
Address: Towyn, Merioneth

Date of Admission: August 5, 1905
Date of Death: June 1, 1919
Cause of Death:

Disease: Imbecile
Supposed Cause: Heredity

Medical Certificate:
Cannot give any account of himself. Catherine Newbery, aunt, states that he cannot take proper care of himself, wanders about begging without any necessity. Dr. Hugh Pugh Rowlands, Trefeddyg, Towyn.

Approximate duration of present attack: Not stated

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: On maternal side

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Restless and uncertain

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health poor. An imbecile from birth, was in Earlswood Asylum for some years, he and his sister are orphans and on his maternal side there is mental weakness. The sister looks an imbecile but is apparently quite intelligent and rational. Has latterly become dangerous and unamangeable at home and his aunt with increasing years is now unable to control him.

Current Diagnosis: Mental disorder due to brain damage and physical disease (F06.9)

Case Notes

1905 Aug 12 - A thin delicate looking Imbecile with some strabismus. Body poorly nourished. Fair complexion, blue irides. General organs appear healthy. Mentally he is a congenital imbecile, unable to look after himself and subject to sudden fits of rage. Is now becoming more under control.

General intelligence very poor. Eats and sleeps well. 28 - The same.

Nov 8 - Very dirty in language and habits.

1906 Jan 15 - Has had an attack of Colitis and made a good recovery.

Feb - No mental change. June, Sept, Dec - No improvement.

1907 Mar to 1910 Feb - Notes indicate no further change. 1910 June - Has become more useful and is employed out of doors. No mental change. 1911 Mar - Has become useful out of doors. No mental change.

Sept - Still usefully employed, no mental change.

1912 Mar, June - The same.

July 5 (copy report) - He is suffering from Congenital Imbecility, he is simple and weak minded in his conduct and conversation and was unable to earn his living. He is quiet and well conducted and does a little work out of doors. In fair health and condition.

Dec 24 - Sent out on trial to Workhouse for 2 months.

Extra month granted.

Mar 14 - Returned owing to paitient becoming noisy and dangerous to himself, scratching and knocking himself about.

1913 Oct 1 - He is an untidy, slovenly fellow. Works out of doors. Has not much intelligence. In good health.

1914 Jan 2 - The same.

(Notes continued in Loose Leaf Case Book indicate no mental change).

In early May 1919 noticed to be suffering from symptoms of Phthisis Pulm. in both lungs.

May 21 - The Phthisis is making rapid headway and patient is emaciating fast.

June 1 - died.


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