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Reason for Discharge 1913

Postby Beverley Stephens » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:45 pm

This is from FMP and is a "Proceedings on Discharge" form. Can anyone work out what the reason for discharge was please. I have an idea what it says but would like confirmation. Thank you.
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Re: Reason for Discharge 1913

Postby junkers » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:19 pm

It is insane.
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Re: Reason for Discharge 1913

Postby Beverley Stephens » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:38 pm

Thanks, that's what I thought.
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Re: Reason for Discharge 1913

Postby MaureenE » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:08 am

Sometimes the diagnosis was due to the condition "general paralysis of the insane’", for which the modern diagnosis is tertiary syphilis (or neurosyphilis).

See the article "Looking back: This fascinating and fatal disease"
https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volu ... al-disease

For this condition in an Army setting, also see the first few paragraphs of an otherwise light hearted story "The Buglers" from Smithy Abroad: Barrack-Room Sketches by Edgar Wallace 1909 Project Gutenberg Australia. I think that the inclusion of this incident in the story indicates that this condition was not a rare event.
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks13/1306081h.html#ch20

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