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Mental Illness

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence: GA Le Bel to G De Lorenzo, 1869-1914

Identifier: Coll-74/12/12
Scope and Contents

The Correspondence: Albert Auguste de Lapparent to Charles Lapworth sub-series consists of:

  1. 36 letters, alphabetically arranged (1869-1914)
Dates: 1869-1914

Manuscript entitled "Julia. A Tale from the Note Book of a Physician" by Edward Vitre, 1829

 Item — Box CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0125
Scope and Contents Notebook containing a work of fiction on a young woman suffering from mental anguish and 'hysteria', written by Edward Denis de Vitre in 1829 in Edinburgh, in his own hand. The author draws upon his own experience as a physician, and his works reflect his empathy and his frustration towards cases such as the one depicted in his story. It is a fictional text, although the author explains that it is 'in all its leading fixtures, strictly founded in fact'.Set in the South of...
Dates: 1829

Note about 'Goimhseagan', 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/75
Scope and Contents

Note about 'Goimhseagan' which reads 'Their brother was poss[esse]d hence their madness. Catriona and Mor were the names of the goiseagan.' Text has been scored through.

Dates: 1901

PR4.2421, 1933

Identifier: LHB1 CC/22/PR4.2421
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and notes relating to female patient from Scotland (outside Edinburgh and the Lothians) aged 69 at first examination in 1933. Conditions mentioned include: facial pain; and unspecified mental disease. No treatment given. Patient discharged.

Dates: 1933

PR4.2669, 1937

Identifier: LHB1 CC/22/PR4.2669
Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to male patient from Edinburgh and the Lothians aged 34 at first examination in 1937. Conditions mentioned include: primary mental disorder. No treatment given. Patient discharged.

Dates: 1937
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"Recueil de Desseins Ridicules", by Georges Focus

Identifier: Coll-1945
Scope and Contents This is a bound manuscript volume containing approx. 125 pen-and-ink drawings by Georges Focus, often signed by the author and sometimes dated 1694 or 1695. This artwork was produced during his confinement at the Parisian asylum 'Les Petites Maisons', where he was sent in 1680. The illustrations represent various scenes, such as episodes of the artist’s life taking place in mainly Parisian or Roman settings, and excerpts from Virgile Travesti by the poet...
Dates: 1694-1695

Song and accompanying story about a woman who goes insane, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/9
Scope and Contents

Song and accompanying story about a woman who goes insane for seven years after she kills her newborn baby. Before she killed it her husband had cut the head off a sheep in front of her and one of his boys tried to kill the baby. The song begins 'A choillich dhubh a bhrol dherg' and is composed of eight verses of four lines each. At the beginning of the story is written 'Copied' and the text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1901

Song beginning 'Dhuisg mo leanan mi m chadal S mi gail fadail an dhusga' and accompanying story, 28 March 1871 and 17 December 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/19
Scope and Contents Song collected from Duncan Macdonald, aged 86 years, Snaoisval [Sniseabhal/Snishival, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Dhuisg mo leanan[n] mi m chadal S mi ga[bha]il fadail an dhusga'. The song is composed of thirty-nine lines. The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across the first folio is 'Transcribed 17th/12 1883 30 Royal Circus Edinburgh A[lexander] Carmichael'. The accompanying story tells how the song was composed by a young woman 'who became insane...
Dates: 28 March 1871 and 17 December 1883

Vocabulary note for 'Conathadh', August 1903

Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/26
Scope and Contents

Vocabulary note for 'Conathadh' that it means 'Madness' giving an example 'Ghabh e conathadh = He took madness.' Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: August 1903