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WW1 Medical Record

Postby Maddyco » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:05 pm

Can anyone decipher my grandfather's medical condition, please. He is the first entry on the page:
Reg No. 34758 D R Owen It doesn't appear to be anything major, as he was admitted on 29th May and discharged on 2nd June but I am curious to know what put him into hospital.
Many thanks.
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Re: WW1 Medical Record

Postby JaneyH » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:22 pm

Judging by the handwriting of other names on the page I would say it’s D C_____ Sorry but I can’t immediately think what this would be.


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Re: WW1 Medical Record

Postby AdrianB38 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:47 pm

How about
D Caries
for Dental Caries, ie tooth decay?

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Re: WW1 Medical Record

Postby Maddyco » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:06 pm

Well that looks about right, although I'm surprised he did a spell in hospital for dental problems. Perhaps the record doesn't mean he actually stayed in hospital but just received treatment over that period of time.

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Re: WW1 Medical Record

Postby JaneyH » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:38 pm

On the basis of the handwriting I agree with Adrian. Can’t provide a medical angle unfortunately. There are certainly lots of soldiers on this page suffering the same complaint!


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Re: WW1 Medical Record

Postby Maddyco » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:28 pm

Thanks everyone for your help and advice. Looks like poor grandad suffered with poor dental hygiene. Not surprising given the terrible conditions in the trenches. Unfortunately, he was killed a week before the armistice.
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