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15.65 Female, Single, 55-64 yrs, Involutional melancholia, Physical illness or invalidism, January 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/14

Scope and Contents

"Diagnosis: Melancholia (probably menopausal - symptons were voices, delusions of poison, later apathetic and negativistic - had to be tube fed.) Had been a laundry worker. One illegitimate son. Housing: patient now lives with brother, fairly clean, not over-crowded. "Little dungeon of a place". Patient is still strange in manner. Nurse confirms - this woman is now a heart case. Dr. confirms - very bad heart, half-bats."

Brother (15.64) in study.


  • Other: January 1946

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