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Neuralgia & Debility. No domestic trouble or mental anxiety. Moral [possibly &] abstemious. Debility is physical weakness. Abstemious means she was moderate in her habits (not a heavy drinker or glutton, for example)


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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 Peptonized milk 'per rectum' was apparently a common method of nutrition for those unable or struggling to eat normally


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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 "Download..." in the More help section. (eg. censuses, WW1 & WW2 Drafts) However, the forms used in the U.S. naturalization process have changed over the ...


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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 given and mustard leaf applied over stomach + liver. I suspect that 'Evg' is being used here as an abbreviation for "evening". Once again, '+' is ...


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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 families, which were from time to time required in Queensland. These categories included at various time farmers, farm labourers, vine dressers, labourers, ...


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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 and to accommodation. Kneejerk rather brisk. Plantar reflexes not obtained. Chest 28 ¼ in. Head 22 in. Antr Postr 12 ¾ in. Ear to ear 10 ⅞ in. Ear 2 ⅝ in. Antr ...


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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 fully compatible version of Scrivener for Windows. Given that you plan to do a lot of scanning, and would like to publish it all as a website later, I honestly ...


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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://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Organizing_Your_Files#Organizing_Principles https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Research_Logs


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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 have any children or cousins in college, use them to get access for free). For instance, Dartmouth College lists the following for scanning options: https://www....


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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 image] ... sleeps well at night without hypnotics


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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 exceedingly noisy again. Is still very noisy and restless at times and requires occasional doses of sulphonal. The first word appears to be "tuberch", ...


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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. Implores me to spare her life and she says she has not killed anyone. Says she is troubled about her soul and though she has brought up her children well she has ...


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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 second extract, the passage is: Recent mania. She is very restless, excited and noisy continually shouting and imploring me to spare her life.


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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)


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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 seriously guessing.


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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 left-hand corner right, it was issued in Hamburg.


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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 can see many similar examples in books like, for example, The Way to Penwellard by Claire Collard.


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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 last night after Paraldehyde ℨi (?). The final 'word' looks to be the abbreviation for a pharmacological dram (ℨ), (1⁄8 of an apothecary's ounce), followed by ...


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