John Griffiths (6677)

Admission Details for Patient: John Griffiths (6677)

Gender: Male Age: 65
Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England
Occupation: Late Farmer
Address: Llanenddwyn, Merioneth

Date of Admission: December 28, 1905
Date of Death: January 15, 1906
Cause of Death: Acute Pneumonia certified COD.

Disease: Melancholia
Supposed Cause: Heredity

Medical Certificate:
Says that his brain has become lost and escaped down his spine. Thinks that there is an engine working inside his head. P.C. Nathaniel Davies, Police Station, Dyffryn: Wanted a knife to open a vein in his head. Dr. John Owen Williams, Aber House, Barmouth.

Approximate duration of present attack: 5 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: Brother and sister

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: Threatened and attempted

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: Poor

Destructive Habit: No

Disposition: Steady

Education: Poor

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health moderate. No statement.

Current Diagnosis: Depressive episode (F32.3)

Case Notes

1906 Jan 4 - A big, stout, elderly man with white hair, bald on top. White whiskers. Blue irides, pupils small and fixed. General bodily health good with the exception of some bronchial catarrh. Mentally suffering from Melancholia with delusions, referring chiefly to his head and brain. He hears noises in his head and chest and belly. He is very restless but quite harmless. Eats his meals but does not sleep well.

(Dates of subsequent notes are obscured by the Death Certificate) - Lost his appetite today and does not look well.

Put to bed in the Sick Ward. Temp. 101. - Has Double Pneumonia. Temp 103. Has a muttering delirium and face cyanosed.

Jan 13 - Died today from Pneumonia.


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