Jane Roberts (6673)

Admission Details for Patient: Jane Roberts (6673)

Name Mismatch: 6673 , 2494

Gender: Female Age: 71
Marital Status: Widowed Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: None
Address: Bethesda (admitted from police custody), Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: December 9, 1905
Date of Discharge: March 26, 1906
Discharge Category: Relieved

Disease: Subacute Mania
Supposed Cause: Poverty etc.

Medical Certificate:
Found her suffering from delusions as to her health, said I was the son of Jonas Rowlands and I ought to know Jonas. That she was going out to California to get a grave dug, and was going into it to hide until she died, said she would not say how many children she had, imputing immoral acts to herself and others. Supt. Harris, Police Station, Bangor, states that she was found near the University College wandering about in an aimless manner and could not give no proper account of herself; that she was talking very incoherently wandering from one subject to another. Dr. Richard Jones, 260 High Street, Bangor.

Approximate duration of present attack: 672 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 2

Total Number of Admissions: 3

Relatives affected:

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: Yes

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: -

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Feeble. Patient has been slowly becoming worse for about 2 years, but has only recently given trouble. She lives alone in a cottage in Bethesda - a couple of days ago she went off to Bangor where she was found wandering by the police. She has refused food and is very troublesome.

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

Case Notes

1905 Dec 12 - A diminutive and feeble old woman who was very exhausted on her arrival and who until today had great aversion to food thinking it contained poison. She is now commencing to take it better and is less troublesome. She does not know where she is, calls me Robin, says she is Queen of Heaven and that her mother is alive and in bed in the ward etc.

She is restless and inclined to be troublesome and aggressive. 21 - Less troublesome and looks much better. Sleeps and eats. 1906 Jan 27 - Has made great improvement and is now fairly rational and gives no trouble. Realises her position and has improved very much in health and appearance.

Mar 1 - Is now quite well and will shortly be sent to the Workhouse. Discharged "Relieved" March 26 1906.


Additional Notes


16th August 1906 (No. 6800) with Subacute Mania.

The Medical Certificate reads: She is very restless. Unable to remain long in the same place, she has hallucinations of hearing and sight, wrings her hands and talks incoherently.

David Jones, Pant, Bethesda, tells me that she is continually having traps and refusing to pay for the hire. Mrs. Davies, Coed Hyfryd, informed me that she ate immoderately and mixed various things with her food.

Discharged recovered on 23rd November 1906.

23rd April 1907 (No. 6924) admitted again with Subacute Mania. The Medical Certificate reads: I. She is suffering from delusions, she fancies she has a lot of money to come from California whereas there isn't any to come to her. Another fancy of hers is that people suspect her of having immoral intercourse with men.

She wanders out in the early hours of the morning, she called me up unnecessarily at 6am ringing both night and day bells without intermission.

II. Sarah Williams, Housewife, Tynymaes, informs me that she refuses to go to bed at night, but wanders about from one house to the other and sometimes locking herself in, refusing to open when requested to do so.

She states also that she was found standing in the corner in the pouring rain lightly clad shouting murder when there was noone near her, and that she is threatening in her manner.

Alice Williams, Housewife, Tynymaes, informs me that she wanders out from the house in the early hours of the morning and that one day she walked aimlessly around a field for three hours. Jane Roberts died just over a month after her admission, on 26th May 1907, from Exhaustion.

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