E W (9481)

Admission Details for Patient: E W (9481)

Gender: Female Age: 14
Marital Status: Single Religion: Wesleyan
Occupation: None
Address: Llanerchymedd (admitted from Valley Workhouse), Anglesey

Date of Admission: July 23, 1920
Date of Death: January 12, 1926
Cause of Death:

Disease: (Imbecility)
Supposed Cause: Congenital

Medical Certificate:
Imbecile from birth who has to be under constant control (night and day) because she tries to injure herself and others. Very dirty in her habits. Mrs Margaret Williams, Matron, Cartref, Valley: Uncontrollable, dangerous to herself and others. Imbecile. Very dirty in her habits. Dr. Owen John Parry Edwards, Bodedern, 21st July 1920.

Approximate duration of present attack: 14 years

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: sisters feeble minded

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: Yes, pinching and kicking

Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit:

Destructive Habit:



Physical/Mental State at Examination: Fair health and condition. Bruise on forehead. A young imbecile of low intelligence. Can carry on an elementary conversation. On admission she was constantly trying to kick or punch anyone who came near her.

Current Diagnosis: Learning disability

Case Notes

1920 July 27 (copy) - Suffering from Imbecility.

Very low intelligence. Restless and destructive in her habits.

Has passionate outbursts and tries to injure herself. Very noisy and also dirty in her habits. Requires constant attention.

Aug 3 - Her habits have improved and she is now better behaved and tries to control her pinching and kicking propensities.

12 - Behaving fairly well.

20 - isq.

Nov 12 - Unchanged mentally.

1921 Jan 2 - Very mischievous.

Moderate health and condition.

15 - Now confined to bed with cough and pyrexia.

Difficult to make a physical examination of the chest as she will not keep still. Apr 2 - Bad tempered and mischievous at times.

Better health again.

June 24 (copy) - Suffering from Imbecility.

Oct 2 - The same.

1922 Jan to 1923 Oct - Notes indicate no further change.

1924 Jan to 1925 Apr - Unchanged.

July - Suffering from TB Pulm.

Oct 6 - Filthy habits, bad tempered at times and requires constant attention.

The TB is in a state of remission at present. 1926 Jan - Unchanged mentally. Confined to bed. Symptoms of abdominal tuberculosis.

10 - There has been considerable pain and vomiting.

Haematemesis on two occasions. 12 - Died.

PM disclosed TB in both lungs and ulceration of stomach.


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