With the exception of this currently open question (from the list below), there is one more deciphering issue on page 2 of 3 in these lunacy case notes of my ancestor.


11.8.16 Is much better now ??? fair health.

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    "+ in fair health" for "and in ...". Commented Aug 17, 2019 at 13:20
  • @sempaiscuba Ah - I see that now. I was convinced it was one word before! Thank you. Commented Aug 17, 2019 at 13:25

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The entry reads:

11.8.16 Is much better now + in fair health.

"+ in ..." is just and abbreviation for "and in ...".

Use of '+' for "and" used to be commonplace. Its use is now discouraged or banned in medical practice almost everywhere (along with many other terms which used to be commonly used - such as 'dram', to give another example)

  • Thank you. For clarity I have simply transcribed it as "and in". Commented Aug 17, 2019 at 13:30
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    Following modern recommended medical practice! ;-) Commented Aug 17, 2019 at 13:31

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