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Epilepsy

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Notes = A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy).,Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 4351 Collections and/or Records:

23.222 Female, Single, 15-24 yrs, Epilepsy, June 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/22
Scope and Contents ""She is a frail, under-developed girl, is excessively shy and obviously of a low degree of intelligence. I think she is definitely a case of epilepsy. From the description given by her grandmother she seems to have two kinds of attacks: a) genuine major epileptic fits in which she is incontinent of uring. b) "jumpy turns" or what her grandmother says are "jumpy turns". In these she throw her hands and body forward and immediately loses sonsciousness. They sometimes last for as long as two or...
Dates: Other: June 1946

23.234 Male, Single, 25-34 yrs, Epilepsy, May 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/22
Scope and Contents From the File: Questionnaires for persons in Area 23. Indexed.
Dates: Other: May 1946

23.237 Female, Married, 35-44 yrs, Epilepsy, June 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/22
Scope and Contents From the File: Questionnaires for persons in Area 23. Indexed.
Dates: Other: June 1946

23.239 Male, Married, 25-34 yrs, Epilepsy, June 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/22
Scope and Contents "This man takes turns of falling, but only in the lavatory, never falls anywhere else. ?result of nasal infection. A miner."
Dates: Other: June 1946

23.317 Male, Single, 14 yrs and under, Epilepsy, May 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/22
Scope and Contents "Diagnosis: Epilepsy. "From his mother's description of the "tunrs" wish loss of consciousness, cynosis, occasional jerkin gof the hands and incontinence there is little doubt that some of the attacks at least are major epileptic fits; others, probably more frequent, are minor. I think he should be put on Gardinal to begin with and I have given the parents a chart so that they can keep an accurate record of the number of attacks as a guide to further dosage. I have asked them to return in two...
Dates: Other: May 1946

28.107 Female, Widowed, 55-64 yrs, Epilepsy, October 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/27
Scope and Contents "Epileptic but never hurts herself, pesters the life out of the doctor. She worked in a munition factory in 1914 for a few months. drew insurance benefit from then until she got her old age pension - then started to work in the mill. Husband, dead, a mill worker. Married daughter with a large family live with her."
Relatives in survey: daughter 28.103
Dates: Other: October 1946

28.125 Female, Single, 35-44 yrs, Epilepsy, February 1945

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/27
Scope and Contents "Epileptic dement. Illegitimate. Admitted to CRI. Died."
Relatives in survey: Mother 28.226
Dates: Other: February 1945

29.229 Female, Widowed, Over 65 yrs, Epilepsy, August 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/28
Scope and Contents From the File: Questionnaires for persons in Area 29. Indexed.
Dates: Other: August 1947

30.140 Male, Single, 25-34 yrs, Epilepsy, November 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/29
Scope and Contents "Was in the RAF for two years then had a fit on the parade ground - discharged. Now on estate work. Lives with parents. He had fits before - gives a funny moaning sound and then is "completely away from the world". Brought on by excitement - concerts or dances. Has started to drink. Quite bright. House very clean, very decent people."
Dates: Other: November 1946