Re: 1899 Psychiatric Diagnosis #usa #records


jel
 

Sarah,

Although "Terminal Dimentia" seemed to be a catch-all diagnosis meaning the patient couldn't be cured, it included patients with all sorts of conditions -- Syphilitic Pareses among them. This man was 25 when committed, and I can't rule out the possibility of some sort of accident causing brain trauma. I need to do a thorough search of the newspapers in Alachua FL and elsewhere, as well as trying to find the original commitment papers.
Thanks.
Judith Lipmanson
Smyrna, DE USA

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