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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:

31.7 Male, Single, 35-44 yrs, Epilepsy, July 1945

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/30
Scope and Contents "This man is in CR. Diagnosis: Epilepsy, dementing. Granduncle committed suicide."
Dates: Other: July 1945

33.2 Female, Single, 14 yrs and under, Epilepsy, July 1947

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/32
Scope and Contents "Dr says this child is threatened with fits, has temper tantrums. Dr thinks she might be epileptic. Is on small doses of phenobarb."
Relatives in survey: Mother 33.3
Dates: Other: July 1947

34.9 Female, Single, 45-54 yrs, Epilepsy, May 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/33
Scope and Contents "This woman suffers from mild epilepsy. She keeps house for her brother a road worker. Clean house, not overcrowded."
Dates: Other: May 1946

45.1 Male, Single, 14 yrs and under, Dull and backward, October 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/42
Scope and Contents "Nurse says that this child was very slow in sitting up, developing etc. Took fits. Has a very shy expression, not what he should be, slobbers. Housing conditions good."
Relatives in survey: Father 45.2
Dates: Other: October 1946

45.6 Female, Single, 14 yrs and under, Epilepsy, September 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/42
Scope and Contents "This girl is said to have fits at night, but is getting better. She is very retarded, has a mental age of 7 or 9. Nervous. Dr - epileptic but getting better."
Dates: Other: September 1946

5.56 Female, 35-44 yrs, Epilepsy, December 1945

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/5
Scope and Contents This woman was ad. to C.R. as a rate-aided patient - epilepsy and mental defect. Father was in C.R. died of "spinal paralysis". ? G.P.I. or alcoholism. Clever family.
Dates: Other: December 1945

6.92 Female, Single, 25-34yrs, Epilepsy, May 1947

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/6
Scope and Contents "In CRI till her death from TB. Epilepsy. Parents dead, gather was a farmer, alcoholic. Rate-aided patieint. Dr - bad lot of low mentality. Fits said to have started after a bad fall off her bike. "
Sibling: 6.93
Dates: Other: May 1947

7.28 Male, Single, 65-64 yrs, Epilepsy, June 1947

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/7
Scope and Contents "Admitted to CRI, discharged - epilepsy. A ploughman, single - had had a row with his employer which led to his dismissal. Dr says he threatened suicide - does not know where he is now."
Dates: June 1947

8.42 Male, Single, 15-24 yrs, Epilepsy, May 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/8
Scope and Contents "This man used to suffer from fits. Dr confirms but says they were never established as epileptic, worms? The mother was at fault, very queer, a bad egg, had diabetes."
Dates: Other: May 1947

8.88 Female, Married, 25-34 yrs, Epilepsy, June 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/8
Scope and Contents "Diagnosis: Epileptic Psychosis complicationg pregnancy. Dr reports that she is a mental defective and that she has suffered from epilepsy from the age of 15. Her epilepsy seems to be adequately controlled on her present dosage of Epanutin and she now has one petit mal seizure a week and one major seizure every two or three months. It would be advisable for her to come into hospital in view of her pending confinement and the best solution would be for her to be admitted to CR as a rate aided...
Dates: Other: June 1947