Reasons for Admission

West Virginia Hospital for the Insane 

(Weston State Hospital)

1864-1889

Source: Weston Log Book (spelling is as given)

  GRIEF 

CONSTITUTIONAL

ASTHMA

DOMESTIC TROUBLE

THE WAR

SUN STROKE

MASTURBATION FOR 30 YEARS

TROUBLE

DISSIPATION OF NERVES

FEVER & NERVED

INTERFERANCE

INTEMPERANCE

RELIGIOUS EXCITEMENT

AMENORRHEA

BUSINESS NERVES

FEVER

JEALOUSY

EXPOSURE IN ARMY

SELF ABUSE

VENERIAL EXCESSES

PUERPERAL

SHOOTING OF DAUGHTER

PARENTS WERE COUSINS

EXPOSURE & HEREDITARY

UTERINE DERANGEMENT

DEATH OF SONS IN THE WAR

IMPRISONMENT

POLITICAL EXCITEMENT

FEVER & LOSS OF LAW SUIT

GASTRITIS

DESERTION BY HUSBAND

FELL FROM HORSE
 EXPOSURE IN ARMY
 RELIGIOUS ENTHUSIASM
 DISSOLUTE HABITS
 LOSS OF ARM
 ILL TREATMENT BY HUSBAND
 SCARLATINA
 SMALLPOX
HEREDITARY PREDISPOSITION
 EPILEPTIC FITS
 SOFTENING OF THE BRAIN
 MENSTRUAL DERANGED
 MASTURBATION & SYPHILLIS
 GATHERING IN THE HEAD
 BAD COMPANY
 SUNSTROKE
 CARBUNCLE
 OVER HEAT
 BAD HABITS & POLITICAL EXCITEMENT
 DOMESTIC AFFLICTION
 PECUNIARY LOSSES

  WORMS
 CONGETION OF BRAIN
 REMORSE
 MILK FEVER
 OPIUM HABIT
 CRIME
NOVEL READING
 EGOTISM
 SALVATION ARMY


RUMOR OF HUSBAND'S MURDER OR DESERTION

MENTAL EXCITEMENT

DISAPPOINTMENT

JEALOUSY & RELIGION

SEDUCTION & DISSAPPOINTMENT

SEVERE LABOR
 DISAPPOINTED LOVE
 FITS & DESERTION OF HUSBAND
 SUPRESSED MASTURBATION
 DERANGED MASTURBATION
 HARD STUDY
 DROPSY
 EFFUSION ON THE BRAIN
 FALSE CONFINEMENT
 SEXUAL ABUSE AND STIMULANTS
EXCITEMENT AS OFFICER
 FALL FROM HORSE
 DISAPPOINTED AFFECTION
 COLD
 INDIGESTION
 BRAIN FEVER
 CARBONIC ACID GAS
 SEXUAL DERANGEMENT
THE WAR
 EXPOSURE & QUACKERY
 SPINAL IRRITATION
 SNUFF EATING FOR TWO YEARS
 PERIODICAL FITS
 TABACCO & MASTURBATION:  HYSTERIA
 FEMALE DISEASE
 GUNSHOT WOUND
 LIVER AND SOCIAL DISEASE
 SEDUCTION
 KICK OF HORSE
 VICIOUS VICES IN EARLY LIFE
 BLOODY FLUX
 POLITICS
 WOMEN
 DOUBY ABOUT MOTHER'S ANCESTORS
 NYMPHOMANIA
 MORAL SANITY
 GREEDINESS
 EXCESSIVE SEXUAL ABUSE
FIGHTING FIRE
 BAD WHISKEY
 WOMEN TROUBLE
 OVER ACTION ON THE MIND
 EXPLOSION OF SHELL NEARBY
 MARRIAGE OF SON
 MEDICINE TO PREVENT CONCEPTION
 OVER STUDY OF RELIGION
 IMMORAL LIFE
 TIME OF LIFE
 YOUNG LADY & FEAR
 CEREBRAL SOFTENING
 LAZINESS
 OVER TAXING MENTAL POWERS

 IMAGINARY FEMALE TROUBLE
 DIPTHERIA

 

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