Son of a Lunatic

I received another reply from the wonderful archivist at NHS Grampian archives. Apparently, Agnes’ brother Wilson was also admitted into the Aberdeen Royal Lunatic Asylum. Wilson was suicidal when he entered the asylum in June 1875. He was released under the authority of John BUCHAN in October 1876. He had either recovered from his ‘melancholia’ … Read more Son of a Lunatic

Lunatic in the Family – Case Notes

I received my case notes from the archives yesterday which made for very interesting reading: This is a case of senile insanity and patient is stated to have been more or less doted for twelve years. Her brother however is insane. Medical certificates testify that for some time she has been very excitable, that she … Read more Lunatic in the Family – Case Notes