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Domestic Violence

 Subject
Subject Source: Medical Subject Headings
Scope Note: Deliberate, often repetitive physical, verbal, and/or other types of abuse by one or more members against others of a household.

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

27.30 Female, Married, 45-54 yrs, Involutional melancholia, July 1945

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/26
Scope and Contents

"This woman was a rate-aided patient in the CRI. Diagnosis - Involutional melancholia. She was taken away against advice, not really improved. She had had puerperal psychosis 30 years before. She had many physical complaints, was depressed, agitated, had high blood pressure. PC thinks this woman is all right now, can do her housework. Dr confirms - rest of family OK. Husband used to beat her."

Dates: Other: July 1945

28.25 Male, Married, 35-44 yrs, Psychopathic personality, October 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/27
Scope and Contents

"Quite bats, periodically disappeared from the army, was found wandering on a lonely road with a Lysol bottle, always threatening to commit suicide. Intensely jealous, has beaten the life out of his wife. Was a stone mason."


Relatives in survey: wife 28.26

Dates: Other: October 1946

28.26 Female, Married, 35-44 yrs, Hysteria, September 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/27
Scope and Contents

"Said to have "insanity of pregnancy" the last time she was pregnant. Dr was called to see her - said she hadn't. She is an hysterical, highly emotional woman, takes turns of shrieking, a bitch. Family life inharmonious at least, husband knocks her about. Admitted to CRI and discharged. No diagnosis was given but was depressed, hypochondrial, feared she was going insane, hysterical and hostile to her husband. Agitated."


Relatives in survey: Husband 28.25

Dates: Other: September 1946

34.50 Male, Married, 25-34 yrs, Psychopathic personality, February 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/33
Scope and Contents

"This man is not very fond of work, lazy, poaches, gets drunk, a ne'er do well. Was a ploughman, then in the army. Beats his wife. He was at an approved school and "that element is still there". Dr confirms - this man comes from a very decent family and he is inclined to blame his wife."


Relatives in survey: Wife 34.51

Dates: Other: February 1946

34.51 Female, Married, 25-34 yrs, Undiagnosed, February 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/33
Scope and Contents

"This woman used to be a maid, was an excellent maid. Since she married she let everything go to pot - neglects her children, went out dancing when she should have been giving them M. and B. for flu, shut the dog in the house and left it for a whole weekend. Comes from a good family. [Male informant] does not think this woman is very bad. Husband has taken to beating her since he came home from the war."


Relatives in survey: Husband 34.50

Dates: Other: February 1946

35.18 Female, Married, 45-54 yrs, High grade mental defective, June 1947

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/34
Scope and Contents

"Dull and backward woman, her husband's second wife. Children get out of hand. Nurse thinks she is OK, decent and simple. PC confirms - husband a farm worker, used to have to get the police to her. She had a terrific temper. House not very clean. Minister confirms - a strange woman, loses control of herself times."

Dates: Other: June 1947

16.144 Male, Married, 25-34 yrs, Anxiety neurosis, February 1947

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/15
Scope and Contents "After-care - anxiety state, chronic, severe, unspecified. Discharged from the army on this account. Symptoms began 1945. Used to be a farm worker, enlisted 1933, deserted 1935, very poor work record from then until he enlisted in 1940. He is now a railway worker. Father, a small holder, was in court for stealing. 55+ May be illegitimate. Married, has had differences with his wife. Children are all right but very bad tempered. Inharmonious. Work record unsteady. Nurse confirms that they are...
Dates: Other: February 1947

16.237 Female, Married, 45-54 yrs, Psychopathic personality, December 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/15
Scope and Contents

"A terrible woman, assaults her husband, drinks. Nurse confirms - insane temper, quarrelsome, not clean. Dr says this woman is of gypsy stock, has dragged her husband down. He once nearly murdered her."


Relatives in survey: Husband 16.238; children 16.241, 16.240

Dates: Other: December 1946

16.238 Male, Married, 45-54 yrs, Alcoholism, December 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/15
Scope and Contents

"General labourer, has had lots of jobs, drinks, has done time for assaulting his wife. A problem, thieves. Children are thought to be quite smart. House fairly clean, not overcrowded now, disturbed. No PA since the war but a lot before. He was a good craftsman but his wife dragged him down. The older children are a poaching shiftless lot. Employers won't have him."


Relatives in survey: Wife 16.237; children 16.241, 16.240

Dates: Other: December 1946

Gay Scotland, Issue 67, Mar 1993 - Apr 1993

 Item
Identifier: GD61/10/2/64
Scope and Contents The cover shows a close up of a pierced nipple and reads: “body piercing”, “fettesgate”, “gays in the military”, and “zero tolerance”.This issue includes articles on: women’s safety; the removal of trees “in a bid to cut down cruising”; homophobic violence; the implications of the Child Support Act for lesbian and gay parents; John Young’s (Tory MP) anger at proposed lesbian and gay festival in Glasgow; Bill Clinton and the ban on homosexuals serving in the armed forces; the...
Dates: Mar 1993 - Apr 1993