Charles - Take a good look at the early years of the list ... I wondered if
some of those guys were Civil War vets.
I have never looked at any of the commitment papers -- though I recall
having the Arendall file in my hands some time ago -- so I can't answer any
questions about physicians or other institutional placings.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles A. Wyly" <wyly1(a)juno.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2003 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [ERATH] Asylum records
Thanks for the list- I saw some on the list which I had not heard of- and
3 or 4 which should have been there , weren't . Did this include Mexia
and Abilene State Schools ?
Would Erath County citizens who used Hico or De Leon or Glen Rose Doctors
be listed if they enterred a State home from a private hospital out of
the county? .
We should remember that high fever sometimes caused damage. Also, the
Depression of 1929 caused some to go over the edge. Some never recoverred
back then. Also, our generation did not invent child or spousal abuse.
Some WW1 Vets had flashbacks and did not live to be treated by the
Doctor after they snapped, due to accidents or suicide.
Today, with Ritalyn, , thyroid medications and treatment, and Bi Polar or
Manic- Depressive drugs, some of those listed might have been able to
function at home.
I have sent Students to the nurse for their Ritalyn - some it helpped,
some it didn't and some were brilliant. I have seen ex students of
Mexia State School leave the school,marry, and have normal children,
then, later, they recommitted themselves. One was given a private Room
and did ironing for workers for spending money and seemed normal. This
visiting was done in a Graduate Psychology Class at NTSU for a Research
Some Senior Students in Co- op Education would tell me that they made a
hundred on a test. When I graded it, they failed- they said it was not
their paper. The Ritalyn caused them to write so small that it was so
hard to read. Without it their handwriting was normal. They did fine at
work, and one is now an International Business Consultant and importer-
exporter- He got motivated in ICT and on the job, not from teachers
telling him to read Chapter 10 and answer the Questions. Why does the
student learn more that way than copying the answer from another student
instead of the Book? I knew one student who made a hundred on every test
in College if she took her Thyroid pill. Without it, she might drop to a
94, and very rarely below 90.
Dr. Wagner, Tarleton, used to say, tongue in Cheek, - use his psychology
book and if it didn't work on some kids, close the book and hit them with
it in the proper place.
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