A L (9465)

Admission Details for Patient: A L (9465)

Gender: Male Age: 27
Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist
Occupation: Hairdresser
Address: Carnarvon, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: June 26, 1920
Date of Death: July 15, 1920
Cause of Death:

Disease: (Insanity with epilepsy)
Supposed Cause: Father's death/Money troubles

Medical Certificate:
Recurrent epileptic fits, wanted to kiss me in the interval. I have seen him previously fighting two men at a time when they had not harmed him, and tearing clothes. Police Sergeant W P Williams, Carnarvon Police Station, came to me 1 am this morning because Lloyd was violent and required a Constable to control him. The Police Sergeant, the step mother and sister all tell me Lloyd left his bedroom last night, went into others bedroom carrying a knife, assaulted his mother (step) and own sister and but for police arriving trouble might have been serious. Dr. Thomas Henry Jones, Carnarvon.

Approximate duration of present attack: 1 day

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: Male cousin epileptic/Mother in asylum after childbirth

Epileptic: Yes, from birth

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: Yes, see Med. Cert.

Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit:

Destructive Habit:



Physical/Mental State at Examination: Moderate health and condition. First signs of violence a year ago. Suggested cause for present attack - father's death and family money troubles due to it. No previous brain trouble other than fits. One cousin (male) on father's side has been affected similarly. Patient's mother has been in the Asylum after childbirth. Patient is one of 17 children.

Current Diagnosis: Epilepsy

Case Notes

1920 June 30 (copy) - Suffering from Insanity with epilepsy.

In my interview with him he was quiet and rather depressed, very slow and hesitating in conversation and his memory for recent events quite poor.

On admission he was noisy and excited and this continued for several hours.

He resents being brought to this hospital and states there is nothing the matter with him.

He states he is about to marry an Indian lady with a large fortune.

Moderate health and condition.

July 3 - No improvement.

10 -Unchanged. Has had a few epileptic attacks.

14 - Has developed Status Epilepticus. Has had about 48 fits one after the other.

15 - Died of Status Epilepticus.


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