P. D., age 30. Epileptic. Admitted February, 1875; having been in confinement in this asylum five years before. For these five years, at least, he has taken the bromide of potassium pretty regularly; and during his five years' absence he has worked as a day labourer. On his last admission he was just recovering from a severe attack. Though having fits occasionally, they were never very severe till August 26th last—when, between that date and the 31st of August, he had at least twenty-six. He was able to be out of bed till the afternoon of the 29th; after which he became dull and stupid—never speaking, unless when spoken to, and scarcely then. Took the food given him readily. From the 29th August to his death, on September 2nd, he perspired profusely. His pulse was small, and very rapid; conjunctivae much injected; pupils moderately contracted.
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