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21.31 Female, Married, 35-44 yrs, Hysteria, April 1945

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/20

Scope and Contents

"This woman attended the Clinic. Seen and diagnosed as Hysteria. She is herself illegitimate and has always been nervous. Husband an engine driver on the roads. Mother dead. No siblings. Council house: three rooms for family of 4 and daft uncle. Family relationships not too harmonious - patient quick-tempered; daft uncle a thorn in the flesh. Clean and well furnished. Visited. Patient very voluble, full of complaints of symptoms, thinks she has goitre and neck certainly looks very full - is naturally a pop-eyed type. Says her symptoms started 2 years ago, following a miscarriage at 4 months. She can carry on with her housework but some days finds it a terrific effort. Treatment in CR was refused by husband when she came to the Clinic. Family relationships a bit uncertain - she meant to leave her husband for a time, when his siter made trouble; at present things are very harmonious and she says she has a grand man. No desire for intercourse at present. Uncle has always been soft, is working on a farm at present. [Female informant] says she is a prying sort of woman, always quarrelling with neighbours. Very fond of dressing up. Has a not very good reputation - used to go out a lot with Canadians."

Relatives in survey: 21.30, 21.59, 21.60, 21.61, 21.58, 21.32


  • Other: April 1945

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