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The case notes for schoolboy Alfred Todd of Wakefield - who was diagnosed of 'imbecility w...

The case notes for schoolboy Alfred Todd of Wakefield - who was diagnosed of 'imbecility w...

Stories from psychiatry's past: An introduction

Stories from psychiatry's past: An introduction

"They may thinks we aint so right in the head but we gonna shows them Dr. Quill - that we aint so wrongs in the head either." Moe, excerpt from Chapter MOE BETTER

"They may thinks we aint so right in the head but we gonna shows them Dr. Quill - that we aint so wrongs in the head either." Moe, excerpt from Chapter MOE BETTER

Absence seizures sometimes go unnoticed. Another of my sz types

Absence seizures sometimes go unnoticed. Another of my sz types

There were approximately four thousand women patients hospitalised at The Salpetriere when Jean-Martin Charcot began working there in 1863. The patients were, “female paupers, vagabonds, beggars, ‘decrepit women,’ ‘old maids,’ epileptics, ‘women in second childhood,’ ‘mishappen and malformed innocents,’ incorrigible women-madwomen.” (1)

There were approximately four thousand women patients hospitalised at The Salpetriere when Jean-Martin Charcot began working there in 1863. The patients were, “female paupers, vagabonds, beggars, ‘decrepit women,’ ‘old maids,’ epileptics, ‘women in second childhood,’ ‘mishappen and malformed innocents,’ incorrigible women-madwomen.” (1)

Emma  was admitted, for life, to 'Earlswood Asylum for Idiots', Redhill, 28 May 1862, age 12 :  Supposed Cause; 'fright'  Intellectual Capacity; 'cannot do anything'  Memory; 'good' : 'afraid of music'  1862 At school, does not learn much  1864 Much improved  1866 Cannot read, can make pot hooks  1867 Went home for holiday, became very ill there  1869 Counts to 3  1870 Counts to 4, knows 1 colour  1872 Can make a bed  1873 Does a little needlework, gives no trouble  1874 Can say a few words

Emma was admitted, for life, to 'Earlswood Asylum for Idiots', Redhill, 28 May 1862, age 12 : Supposed Cause; 'fright' Intellectual Capacity; 'cannot do anything' Memory; 'good' : 'afraid of music' 1862 At school, does not learn much 1864 Much improved 1866 Cannot read, can make pot hooks 1867 Went home for holiday, became very ill there 1869 Counts to 3 1870 Counts to 4, knows 1 colour 1872 Can make a bed 1873 Does a little needlework, gives no trouble 1874 Can say a few words

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