John Evans (9366)

Admission Details for Patient: J E (9366)

Gender: Male Age: 34
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: None
Address: Poor Law Inst. Penrhyndeudraeth, Merionethshire

Date of Admission: January 19, 1920
Date of Death: July 10, 1931
Cause of Death:

Disease: Imbecility with epilepsy
Supposed Cause: Congenital

Medical Certificate:
(a) His strained expression. He is confused, speech incoherent. Hallucinations of voices insisting him to ill-treat himself. He is irritable and liable to outbreaks of violence, attacks the other inmates and is dangerous. The accommodation in the Workhouse is not sufficient for his care and treatment, separate from the other inmates. (b) Mr Samuel Williams, Master, states that previous to fits 'epileptic' he gets into a furious passion, shouts and rushes about, attacking the inmates with any articles he may lay hold of. Dr. John R. Jones, Penrhyndeudraeth. 18th Jan 1920.

Approximate duration of present attack: Some weeks

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected:

Epileptic: Yes

Suicidal: Has threatened

Dangerous: Yes throwing things

Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit:

Destructive Habit:



Physical/Mental State at Examination: Poor health and condition. Defective from childhood. Always restless.

Current Diagnosis: Learning disability

Additional Diagnosis: 345

Case Notes

1920 Jan 19 - Unable to give any coherent acct. of himself. Rambling conversation.

No idea of his surroundings.

23 (copy) - He is suffering from Imbecility w epilepsy.

Of very low intelligence and since admission he has had some heavy epileptic seizures. He has also been very noisy and threatening at times.

Habits not clean.

31 - Now quieter but still restless.

Feb, Mar, apr, July, Oct, Dec - isq.

1921 Jan, Apr, July Dec - isq.

Apr 1922 - Becoming very demented.

(Subsequent notes indicate little change).

July 1931 - He died on July 10th from Coma due to a sequence of heavy seizures.


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