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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:

4.104 Male, Single, 15-24 yrs, High grade mental defective, Epilepsy, September 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/4
Scope and Contents "This lad was MD, took "fits" badly had had chorea. Now working in the woods. Father a farmer. Mother about 53. Clean house, not overcrowded. They take an interest in outside affiars. Dr says he is feebleminded, can't read or write, takes fits which seem to be epileptic."
Sibling: 4.105
Dates: Other: September 1946

4.143 Male, Single, 55-64 yrs, Epilepsy, October 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/4
Scope and Contents "Occupation: Stonebreaker. Rate-aided patient. Diagnosis: Epilepsy with amentia. A lean, simple looking man with a slight external strabismus in his left eye. Shallow affect and little upset by his change from home. [Male informant] this man lived alone and got queerer and queerer."
Dates: Other: October 1946

42.12 Male, Married, 35-44 yrs, High grade mental defective, Epilepsy, March 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/39
Scope and Contents "Thought to have been in trouble with the police. Good worker but very lazy, just decides he won't go. Has moved about a lot. House not very clean. Discharged from the army for mental deficiency and went about boasting about it."
Relatives in survey: wife 42.11
Dates: Other: March 1947

42.26 Male, Married, 35-44 yrs, Dull and backward, Epilepsy, March 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/39
Scope and Contents "A big rough man with a fearful temper, unshaven and dirty. Had tried to drown himself. Has moved about a lot. Said to take fits. Dr - not bright mentally but a good worker, sub-normal."
Relatives in survey: wife 42.25, children 42.27, 42.28
Dates: Other: March 1947

43.10 Female, Single, 14 yrs and under, Dull and backward, Other organic psychoses, January 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/40
Scope and Contents "This child had a fit just before Christmas - was thought to have meningitis but didn't. Housing very good, clean, not overcrowded. Nurse says she was always a backward child, very slow to learn to speak. Dr confirms that she is subnormal. Her convulsive seizures at Christmas were probably hysterical - she had had too much excitement."
Relatives in survey: Father 43.11
Dates: Other: January 1946

44.24 Male, Single, 15-24 yrs, Epilepsy, July 1945

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/41
Scope and Contents "He is an epileptic or at least "subject to fits of an epileptic character". Not defective. Now in merchant navy. His mother is a bedswerver, carries on with other men, doesn't get on with her husband and has wanted to leave him in the past. A lot of family quarrelling."
Relatives in survey: Mother 44.59 aunt 44.36
Dates: Other: July 1945

44.46 Female, Single, 15-24 yrs, Epilepsy, April 1945

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/41
Scope and Contents "This girl is a fairly severe epileptic, is not well enough to work at present. Used to be a domestic servant."
Relatives in survey: Mother 44.44, sister 44.46
Dates: Other: April 1945

9.140 Female, Single, 25-34 yrs, Epilepsy, March 1944

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/9
Scope and Contents From the File: Questionnaires for persons in Area 9. Indexed.
Dates: Other: March 1944

9.181 Female, Single, 25-34 yrs, Epilepsy, March 1945

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/9
Scope and Contents From the File: Questionnaires for persons in Area 9. Indexed.
Dates: Other: March 1945