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|Title:||Status epilepticus, the grim reaper of the mental health system in early Victoria.|
|Authors:||Bladin, Peter F.|
|Place of publication:||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Journal title:||Journal of Clinical Neuroscience|
|Abstract:||In an era when patients with refractory were managed in mental asylums in the colonial days of Victoria, Australia, the opinion of the administration was that such patients seemed have a benign prognosis. However the decision to collect all female epileptics in the colony and manage them in the Ballarat Mental Hospital, effected in 1901, allowed scrutiny of the progress of a cohort of 96 patients over the first seventeen years of the twentieth century, thereby revealing that under asylum conditions no less than a third of their number died as the result of status epilepticus. The results of this survey and the reasons for such an outcome are discussed.|
|Internal ID Number:||00973|
|Health Subject:||BALLARAT HEALTH SERVICES - HISTORY|
BALLARAT MENTAL HOSPITAL
|Appears in Collections:||Research Output|
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