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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:

16.25 Male, Single, 15-24 yrs, Low grade mental defective, Physical illness or invalidism, February 1947

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/15
Scope and Contents "IQ 70, defective and deformed, will never be able to work. Illegitimate, lives with his uncle and mother. Father very defective looking. Only very little at school, started late. Nice lad. Dr confirms: Spastic birth paralysis, has epileptic fits. They are afraid he might assault people. Should be in an institution. Nurse says he is a post-encephalitic."
Relatives in survey: mother 16.24
Dates: Other: February 1947

16.87 Male, Single, 14 yrs and under, Epilepsy, December 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/15
Scope and Contents "Epileptic and backward, very rough in his manners. Rather a hard child. Father, a railway surfaceman. Mother, about 40. Sisters ok. Dr confirms epilepsy. Nearly illegitimate. House fairly clean. No public assistance."
Relatives in survey: grandfather 16.266, uncle 16.267
Dates: Other: December 1946

17.40 Male, Single, 15-24 yrs, Epilepsy, September 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/16
Scope and Contents "Epileptic, fits fairly often. Said to have had meningitis. Nurse does not think fits are typically epilpetic."
Relatives in survey: Father 17.41
Dates: Other: September 1946

17.41 Male, Married, 55-64 yrs, Suspected psychiatric illness, September 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/16
Scope and Contents "Nurse thinks this man is epileptic - PSW formed same idea independently because of the number of scars on his face and head. Very unforthcoming when seen. Housing comfortable and clean."
Relatives in survey: Son 17.40
Dates: Other: September 1946

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

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/17
Scope and Contents "This woman used to take fits, does not seem to have them now. Nice people, clean house. Dr confirms - was epileptic, has had nofits for many years. Husband, very decent."
Dates: Other: June 1947

19.15 Male, Single, 14 yrs and under, Epilepsy, November 1945

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/18
Scope and Contents 'This boy is "weak mentally". He is illegitimate. Seen by PSW at school. Very expressionless face, arms hanging loose, did not know his birthday. [Male teacher] says his schoolwork is not bad. He did not mix with anybody for over a year, just stood with and expressionless face at playtime. Is mixing better now. Used to stand "like a dead tree". Has had one epileptic fit at school.'
Relatives in survey: Grandfather 19.13
Dates: Other: November 1945

23.40 Female, Married, 35-44 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

23.66 Female, Single, 15-24 yrs, High grade mental defective, Epilepsy, May 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/22
Scope and Contents "This girl was unfit for work. Illegitimate. Nusrse says she takes fits of some kind. Very peculiar complexion - some days a red blob on each cheek, otherwise quite white. Can go messages."
Dates: Other: May 1946

24.37 Female, Single, 15-24 yrs, Epilepsy, July 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/23
Scope and Contents 'Very backward girl, especially at arithmetic [male informant]. Nurse said she was dull and backward and had fits, had consulted a brain specialist. [Female informant] describes it as "paralysis of the stomach" - was never much at school, had a visiting teacher. Now just at home, nice girl. Father, farm tenant, very quiet and reticent. Mother, normal and capable. Sister, precocious. Good home conditions, harmonious. Minister "problem chid in a psychic sense, has an inverted brain, thinks...
Dates: Other: July 1947

24.40 Male, Single, 15-24 yrs, Epilepsy, July 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/23
Scope and Contents 'IQ81, suffers from epileptiform fits, enuretic, has headaches, is never well.'
Relatives in survey: Mother 24.42, siblings 24.38, 24.39, 24.41, 24.43
Dates: Other: July 1947