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Subject: Re: [Ess] Essex - Middx Asylum
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 19:17:21 EDT
I know for sure that a person I have been researching was certified to an
Asylum in Surrey. She was changed to a 'voluntary' category and was in and out
of the hospital (mostly in) for years. She died in the Asylum. On her
death certificate the cause of death was kidney failure or something like it. I
shouldn't think that 'insanity' or 'mentally ill' is normally recorded as a
cause of death. My father had severe dementia but the cause of death was
G'day Jan !
I have no detailed medical knowledge whatsoever ! - but if you put
Disease" into Google you will get over 9,000 hits ! - I only looked
at the 10
on the first page, but I think you will find it is a heart disease
the mitral valve ! I don't think there is any mental illness
implied here at all;
I think the word 'Asylum' is being used in an old sense of a hospital
to rest and recover ?? Perhaps any Listers with medical knowledge may
to comment on my "diagnosis" ?
Best Wishes ! Roger.
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