A G (9412)

Admission Details for Patient: A G (9412)

Gender: Male Age: 76
Marital Status: Widowed Religion: Roman Catholic
Occupation: Hawker
Address: Llwyn View (Dolgelley Workhouse), Merionethshire

Date of Admission: April 9, 1920
Date of Death: May 18, 1920
Cause of Death:

Disease: Senile dementia
Supposed Cause: None stated

Medical Certificate:
(a) He is at times very excited and talks very incoherently. He has attempted on several occasions to assault the other inmates. In my opinion he is dangerous to himself and to others. (b) Miss Kate Owen, Matron, Llwyn View, Dolgelley, states he has tried to assault her on many occasions. She considers him dangerous to others. D.r John Jones, LRCP, Dolgelley. 8th Apr 1920.

Approximate duration of present attack: 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: Yes

Dangerous: Yes, threats

Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit:

Destructive Habit:



Physical/Mental State at Examination: Poor health and condition.

Current Diagnosis: Unspecified dementia (F03)

Case Notes

1920 Apr 11 - Very rambling and deluded. (Death certificate obscures much of the notes).

13 (copy) - Suffering from Senile Insanity. Memory poor, little idea of time or place, states that his age is about 24.

Has delusions of wealth.

Inclined to be noisy at times, has been very restless and thereby bruised his own ear.

Senile heart, degeneration of blood vessels, quite blind in one eye.

18 - Behaves well, does everything he is told, very simple, childish and confused.

25 - No change.

May 12 - A shallow ulcer on one ear - query epithelioma (see note re trauma above).


18 - In morning, early, suddenly became comatose with fairly stertorous breathing.

Cyanosed lips and extremities, oedema of legs had been present since admission and more marked now.

Died 2.30 pm.


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