Essondale Patient File for Ayako Kawase


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Essondale Patient File for Ayako Kawase


Title Proper 93-5683 BOX 1166 FILE 27380
Date(s) 1949
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
Ayako Kawase was diagnosed with “mental deficiency (moderate)”. She was admitted to Essondale from Tappen on 17 October 1949. He ward notes indicate that “she is said to have become worse since 1942” but was previously hospitalized in Salmon Arm and Kamloops between 1942-1949. Her social history indicates that her father was a farmer and “$23000 was just paid for when they had to evacuate.” Kawase died 8 May 1968 of toxaemia as a result of bronchopneumonia at age 39.
Name of creator
British Columbia. Mental Health Services created this archive which were transferred to the BC Archives from 1987 to 2000.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized selectively.



Essondale Patient File for Ayako Kawase
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