William Jones (6675)

Admission Details for Patient: William Thomas Jones (6675)

Gender: Male Age: 32
Marital Status: Married Religion: Congregationalist
Occupation: Bathchairman
Address: LLandudno, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: December 13, 1905
Date of Discharge: July 28, 1908
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Delusional Insanity
Supposed Cause: Not known

Medical Certificate:
Used very abusive language to me and sprang out of bed and attempted to strike me and afterwards accused me falsely of striking him on the chest and said he would prosecute me for the assault. On former occasions I have found him under the delusion that he was suffering from diseases which were not present but for which he has consulted several medical men. John Griffith, Super. of Police, Carnarvon, informed me that he wrote to the Home Secretary complaining of an imaginary injury which he alleged had been done to him by a Constable, has also complained of ill treatment in Conway Workhouse and has complained against nearly all who have been good to him. T. L.Kenrick Davies, Glan Menai, Llanudno.

Approximate duration of present attack: Uncertain

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 1

Total Number of Admissions: 2

Relatives affected:

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: NO

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: Fair

Destructive Habit: No

Disposition: Steady habits

Education: Fair can read and write

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health poor. No entries

Current Diagnosis: Schizophrenia (F20.0)

Case Notes

1905 Dec 20 - Middle aged man with fair hair and pale face. Lost upper teeth. Poor condition with some loss of sensation and power in the lower limbs and according to him a pain over the coccyx.

Apparently suffering from delusional insanity.

The copious charges he makes against respectable people seem altogether untrue but he gives references and strongly asserts their truth. His complaints are bitter and very sarcastic. He evidently wishes to be treated as a great martyr and will probably turn out to be a great grumbler.

1906 Jan 10 - Still says his back and legs are very weak. Has begun to make complaints. Some salt happened to be in the mug in which milk was given him to drink. He says it was done intentionally.

Is looking better in the face. Mar 8 - Says he is in great pain, always says he is worse. Wants great attention to his case. Legs not wasting but plantar reflex absent.

Generally keeps to his bed.

June 16 - Still a great hypochondriac and a great grumbler. Always some fresh pain. Aug 18 - Down in Ward 2 and goes out. Walks well when he cares to. Nov 18 - No change. 1907 Mar - Has some pruritus between his thighs. Much the same mentally. July 2 - No further change.

Oct 2 - Spends most of his time making charges against the officers and staff.

No mental change. 1908 Jan 13 - Seems much more reasonable and less inclined to grumble. July 28 - Discharged today. (Recovered).


Additional Notes


29th March 1911 (No. 7627) with Delusional Insanity.

The Medical Certificate reads: I. Had many delusions of persecution by various people against him and by some unknown enemy in consequence of which he was being hounded from one house to another.

Had written a sensational account of his supposed grievances when previously confined in an asylum to the Editor of "John Bull" for publication.

II. Mr William John Williams, Goleufryn, Arvon Avenue, Llandudno, a school teacher, informed me that he had made a baseless charge to the Inspector of Police against him (Mr William John Williams) of intimidation and demanded a magisterial enquiry.

On June 25th William Jones escaped while returning from a church service and, since he was not recaptured within the 'specified period' (probably 14 days) he was discharged on 10th July 1911.

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