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28.202 Female, Married, 25-34 yrs, Suspected psychiatric illness, October 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/27

Scope and Contents

"Having her 12th child, several are dull. Three roomed house but one room is unusable - they only used the kitchen and an attic. Filthy. PAO OK mentally. Husband has a good job. "All behave and have behaved very well and during the last year their attendance has improved beyond measure. They certainly have a neglected air, but it is a negative neglect - the neglect of a mother who, as in the nursery rhyme, has so many children she scarcely knows what to do"."


  • Other: October 1946

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