Aaron Kosminski Admission to Leavesden Asylum
Aaron Kosminski was registered at Leavesden Asylum Hospital on the 19th April 1894. The following are the details of his admission;
Registered No. Of Admission: 7367
Name: Kozminksi Aaron
Date of Admission: 19th April 1894
Parish: Mile End
Married, Single, or Widowed: left blank
Previous Occupation: Hairdresser
When and where under previous care and treatment as mentally affected: Colney Hatch
Number of previous attacks: left blank
Whether subject to Epilepsy: No
Whether suicidal or dangerous: No
Name and address of nearest known relative, and degree of relationship: Mother, Mrs Kozminski, 63 New Street, New Road, Whitechapel, London 1
Causation – left blank
Facts indicating insanity – left blank
Family History – left blank
Personal History – left blank
Bodily condition on admission – left blank
History of present attack – left blank
With him came the document discharging him from Colney Hatch Asylum:
7367 London County Asylum Colney Hatch: This is to certify that Aaron Kozminski aged 29 a patient discharged from this Asylum today has not recovered, and I am of opinion that he is a proper person to be kept in a Workhouse as a Lunatic. Dated this 19th day of April 1894. Signed the medical Superindentent.
There are two separate records of his case register. (There is a gap of over 16 years in the records kept for Aaron Kozminski).
The Case Register:
Mental condition – Diagnosis: Dementia Secondary
10.9.10 – Faulty in his habits, he does nothing useful and cannot answer questions of a simple nature.
29.9.11 – Patient is dull and vacant. Faulty in habits. Adds nothing useful. Nothing can be got by questions.
15.4.12 – Widal but negative
6.9.12 – No replies can be got, dull and stupid manner and faulty in his habits. Is weak.
16.1.13 – patient is morose in manners. He scribbles safely can be got by questions, he mutters incoherently. Faulty in habits
16.7.14 – Incoherent and excitable: troublesome at times. Hallucinations of hearing. Untidy.
17.2.15 – Pat merely mutters when asked questions. He has hallucinations of sight and hearing and is very excitable at times. Does not work. Clean but untidy in dress
2.2.16 – patient does not know his age or how long he has been here. He has hallucinations of sight and hearing and is at times very obstinate. Untidy but clean, does no work
In the Register of patients of the Metropolitan Asylums Board there are more records for Aaron Kozminski.
1.4.14 – patient has hallucinations of sight and hearing, is very excitable at times, very untidy, bodily condition fair
1.8.15 – No improvement
11.11.15 – The patient has cut the left eye caused by knock on lip in bathroom.
8.7.16 – No improvement
5.4.17 – No improvement
26.5.18 – Patient put to bed passing loose motions with blood in mucus
27.5.18 – Transferred to 8A
3.6.18 – Diarrhoea ceased. Ordered up by Dr Reece
28.1.19 – put to bed with swollen feet
20-2-19 – Put to bed with swollen feet and feeling unwell. Temp 99 degrees.
13.3.19 – Right hip broken down
22.3.19 – Taken little nourishment during day, but very noisy
23.3.19 – Appears very low, little nourishment during the day
24.3.19 – Died in my presence at 5.5am. Marks on body sore on left hip and left leg. S.Bennett. night attd