Elizabeth Elizabeth Owen (9409)

Admission Details for Patient: E A O (9409)

Gender: Female Age: 29
Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England
Occupation: Housemaid
Address: Colwyn, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: April 2, 1920
Date of Death: December 30, 1920
Cause of Death:

Disease: Mania
Supposed Cause: Work

Medical Certificate:
This girl has been wrong for about two weeks. She sleeps but little, is very restless and refuses her food. She sees cats and she says skeletons. And refuses to do any work. She was brought from her place in Llandudno 10 o'clock last evening to Old Colwyn as a person off her mind. Her sister, C O of Min Afon, Old Colwyn, says she was brought here 10 o'clock last evening from her place, she was saying that she was seeing cats and bones through her windows and she slept but little in bed and during the day today has been very difficult to keep quiet, throwing herself about and refusing her food. Dr Price Morris, Old Colwyn.

Approximate duration of present attack: 3 weeks

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected:

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit:

Destructive Habit:

Disposition: Temperate and steady


Physical/Mental State at Examination: Fair health and condition but both arms very much bruised upon admission. Old cicatrix of operation for Appendicitis. First symptoms of present attack - loss of memory.

Current Diagnosis: Unspecified organic disorder (F09)

Case Notes

1920 Apr 2 - Restless and excited.

Conversation rambling and she can give no clear account of herself and has no idea of time or place.

6 (copy) - Suffering from Mania. Since admission she has been very noisy, excited and restless, continually throwing herself about and bruising herself.

Statements are quite rambling and incoherent.

She has hallucinations of sight and states that she sees various animal and bones in front of her. She does not take her food willingly. 14 - Difficult to control.

21 - Rather quieter and behaving better.

28 - The same.

May 5 - Improving slowly and is recovering her self control.

12 - Restless and noisy at times. June 10 - Now quieter and better behaved but still confused and rambling in conversation.

Sept 18 - Fairly well conducted on the whole but noisy and restless at times.

Nov 10 - Suffering from symptoms of Tuberculosis of the Lungs and is now in the huts.

Dec 15 - Rapidly wasting from TB.

30 - Died.


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