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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about administering Brandy and Milk

I believe, after some investigation: ℞ brandy ℥iii in XXIV hours. Fed per rectum with peptonized milk. ℞ designates a prescription ℥ is an apothecary symbol denoting 'ounce' so 3 ounces per 24h ...
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Creating Source / Citation for military document

The basic principle from Elizabeth Shown Mills' Evidence Explained is to cite what you actually used. There are numerous examples on the Evidence Explained website about citing a document that is held ...
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Where can I locate historical blank US naturalization forms?

Some record groups use a particular form consistently and the repository or genealogy providers may provide a blank copy: FamilySearch will link to the collection's wiki page and Ancestry will have a "...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about products administered / surname

My reading of this extract is as follows: 7.7.17 Has an attack of vomiting and is very weak. Has been put to bed in hospital. Milk diet. 2.9.17 Could retain no food this Evg (?). Sodawater and milk ...
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What would DS and FL stand for in Passenger list

The Queensland State Archives Brief guide 16 provides some explanations on Immigration Agent records. Free and assisted passages were granted by the Government to categories of immigrants and their ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about General appearance / Description of Bodily Symptoms

The text in this extract reads as follows: Has a wild and terrified expression. A few stumps of teeth remain. Lips dry. Tongue furred and dry. Pupils of medium size, equal, regular, react to light ...
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How should I organise my family archive?

I'm going to have a go at some suggestions on how this might be done, using several different software packages for Mac. I am not aware of Windows equivalents for Yojimbo or DevonThink. There is a ...
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How should I organise my family archive?

Cyndi's List has one category within Organizing Your Research called Filing Systems. http://www.cyndislist.com/organizing/filing/ And along with research logs to track and find documents again https:/...
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Seeking overhead scanner for public use/rent?

Most large universities and colleges have these sorts of scanners available for use for a nominal fee per scan, or potentially for free, especially if you are an affiliate of the school (i.e. if you ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about symptoms of inflammation

The section of the extract that you have indicated appears to read: Dec 14 Has inflammation at root of right-middle fingernail and left ring and little fingernails. [date & text not visible in ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about escaping through a window

The section that you have indicated from this extract appears to read: Got out through window of tuberch section. And over 7 ward airing court fence onto the cricket field. Moved to 2 ward. Is ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about nurses entry?

The extract appears to read: Slept 11 hours last night. Takes nourishment well. Is melancholic, agitated and deluded. Snatches impulsively at the nurses. Thinks she is going to be put to death. ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about Unions and First Names

The "Union" in this case will bee the Poor Law Union under which the asylum was being run. The boundaries of the Salisbury Poor Law Union (PLU) can be seen in this 1909 map of Wiltshire. In the ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about the patients health

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 ...
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"len pat." in Lithuanian passport

Gyve namoji vieta means residency. Sen pat apparently means long ago. Probably means residency unknown. According to Google Translate which is sketchy at best of times. I am not Lithuanian so I am ...
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German documents

The document in the included image is a passport (Reisepass) issued by the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) to a woman named Elfriede Schacht. If I read the stamp in the lower ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about patient "quotations"

It's actually probably 'ee (meaning "you") in both cases. This would be an attempt to transcribe the speech mannerisms of the patient. In this case "thee" (for "you") in a regional dialect. You ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about administering Paraldehyde

Seems weaker. Brandy resumed last evening. Slept only 1 hour last night despite Paraldehyde. Still restless and noisy. Pleading for her life to be spared. Requires Paraldehyde nightly. Slept 10 hours ...
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