Herbert Eaton (6632)

Admission Details for Patient: Herbert John Eaton (6632)

Gender: Male Age: 55
Marital Status: Married Religion: Church of England
Occupation: Commercial clerk
Address: Llandudno (admitted from police custody), Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: September 19, 1905
Date of Death: September 23, 1921
Cause of Death: Cardiac incompetence

Disease: Mania
Supposed Cause: Previous attacks

Medical Certificate:
He talked in a very rambling manner about his journey from London and how he got stranded and did not reach his destination, Isle of Man. Said he had heard a voice telling him to flee for his life so he immediately left London as he had been shadowed there for months by 2 men. Thomas Owen, the Police Station, Llandudno, Inspector or Police, said he had been wandering about the town for several days behaving in a strange manner, collecting all sorts of odds and ends and carrying them about with him. He took down his trousers in public and stuffed them with papers, had delusions, that he called at the Police Station to make a complaint of burglars being about and asked that the Police be set to watch them. Dr. T. L. Kenrick Davies, Glan Menai, Llandudno

Approximate duration of present attack: 7 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 3

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected:

Number of Previous Attacks: 3

Epileptic: Not known

Suicidal: Not known

Dangerous: Not known

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: No

Disposition: Said to be very steady

Education: Good can read and write

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Thin and poor. This man was found behaving strangely during the past week at Llandudno. He was turned out of his lodgings as he could not pay. He got into the hands of the Police for striking a boy. He told them he had to leave London hurriedy to avoid persecution. He booked to the Isle of Man, arriving at Liverpool at 3 a.m. one Sunday morning. As there was no boat that day he took the boat to Llandudno arriving with only 15/- in his possession. He has been in Bethlem and Essex County Asylum twice.

Current Diagnosis: Schizophrenia (F20)

Case Notes

1905 Sept 26 - A man rather beyond middle age but with active habits. Bald head, grey moustache, brown irides, pupils equal and mobile. Poor condition and suffers from Piles.

Mentally suffering from Mania. Very talkative and excitable, very restless and dresses himself grotesquely.

Conversation very disconnected and is given to finding fault and grumbling. Has a few fleeting delusions. Eats well and sleeps fairly well.

Oct 20 - No improvement except in bodily health.

Nov 3 - No change.

1906 Jan - Has improved in every way since last report. Quite rational and useful.

Mar - Not quite so well. More talkative and restless. Apr 3 - Has evidently had a relapse. Full of delusions again.

Apr 30 - At 5.45am this morning he broke No 4 Dormitory window with some boots and let himself out. He cut his fingers but sustained no other injury. He was seen doing this and taken back. Mentally he appeared quite dazed and did not seem to have any reason for his act.

June 10 - Slowly improving from this last relapse. Sept 6 - Continues to improve. Dec 14 - Not so well.

Restless, excited and troublesome. 1907 Mar - No change. July - Has gone to Colwyn Bay in the care of his wife. Nov - Has returned after having a relapse.

1908 Jan - Much better in every way. May - Not so well. Sept - Very silent and depressed.

1909 Jan - Maniacal at present.

June, Oct - Quiet.

1910 Feb - No further change.

June - Rather better at present.

1910 Nov - Very rambling and excited at present, is in one of his recurring attacks.

General health low at present.

1911 Mar - The same.

Sept - Very quiet and well behaved at present.

1912 Mar - Excited and troublesome.

Sept - Depressed and keeps to himself. 1913 Oct 1 - At present in acute ward, very depressed and low and will not talk.

1914 Jan - Back again in Private ward. Still depressed and miserable. Continually talking of people who are persecuting him without mercy. Fair health.

(Notes continued in the Loose Leaf Case Book and show the patient remained in much the same condition mentally until he died in September 1921 of heart disease).


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