John Spargo (6668)

Admission Details for Patient: John Spargo (6668)

Gender: Male Age: 10
Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England
Occupation: None
Address: Valley Workhouse, Anglesey

Date of Admission: November 29, 1905
Date of Death: March 13, 1909
Cause of Death: Imbecility and Epilepsy/Acute Pleurisy certified C

Disease: Imbecile and Epilepsy
Supposed Cause: (None stated)

Medical Certificate:
Very excitable, wandering in his talk, cannot comprehend the difference between right and wrong. Mr. Jones, Master of the Valley Workhouse, states that he is not responsible for his actions, and at times is dangerous to others, knocking, kicking and biting, his habits are dirty. Dr. Edward Parry Edwards, Mynydd y Gof, Bodedern.

Approximate duration of present attack: 672 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 999

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: His father married his niece

Number of Previous Attacks: 999

Epileptic: Yes

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: Yes

Clean Habit: No

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: Fair

Destructive Habit: Yes

Disposition: Vicious

Education: Cannot read or write

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health poor. His mother is a niece of his father, both parents are now dead, he has been tried in various homes but was quite unmanageable, epilepsy came on 2 years ago and he has gradually become worse mentally.

Current Diagnosis: Epilepsy

Additional Diagnosis: 661

Case Notes

1905 Dec 6 - A little pale boy of 10 years in rather poor condition. Dark hair and eyes. An Imbecile and Epileptic. Very mischievous and very impulsive and bad tempered.

Fits occur every 2 or 3 weeks and are both diurnal and nocturnal.

Of very low receptive power. Eats and sleeps well. Dec 24 - The same.

1906 Jan to June - No change.

Aug - He broke his right Ulna and bent the Radius in a fall in the outdoor day room this morning. A troublesome case he will not keep his arm at rest. Very dirty habits.

Sept - Has recovered and is out again and has a useful right forearm. Dec - No change. 1907 Mar to 1908 Jan - No change. May - Progressively worse.

1909 Mar 13 - Died from Pneumonia.


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