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Army Medical Record
« on: Thursday 21 February 19 21:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone, please could someone help me to decipher this army medical record?
Thank you, Luke

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Re: Army Medical Record
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 21 February 19 21:43 GMT (UK) »
Sorry everyone, is there a way to make this picture smaller? Thanks

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Re: Army Medical Record
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 21 February 19 21:58 GMT (UK) »
Hopefully this is easier to view.

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Re: Army Medical Record
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 21 February 19 22:30 GMT (UK) »
Could you let us know which parts you are having trouble with please? Perhaps underline the parts and write on a post with your translation so far.     

Some of this handwriting is relatively easy to read.   :) At least it is on my screen

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Re: Army Medical Record
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 21 February 19 22:55 GMT (UK) »
To look at the first part write what you see and then once you have done this then look at the translation, mark any medical type words and Google, this will work even if you have to go Meat*s say. 

A go at the second part which is quite scrawly

Slight clicking?/creaking? in both knees
? ++ L normal - obese-
Chronic Rheumatism          under 20%
deafness
moderate right ear slight left ear      under 20%
Total 20%

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Re: Army Medical Record
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 February 19 16:22 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Shanreagh and sorry for the long delay in responding!

Here is what i think i can make out;

Place and date; S.A.B Manchester 13.02.19 James William Kelly.
(left column)
Right, normal
2-3ft slightly retracted.
??? slightly impaired.

(central column)
??? and external
Auditory ???
Ordinary conversation.
???
and middle ear
??? 128
Bone conduction.
Does not now appear to have any trouble with his hearing.

(right column)
left, normal
less than 20%
face body 30%

AND THE REST YOU HAVE ALREADY DECIPHERED. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR HELP, LUKE

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Re: Army Medical Record
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 03 March 19 06:21 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Shanreagh and sorry for the long delay in responding!

Here is what i think i can make out;

Place and date; S.A.B Manchester 13.02.19 James William Kelly.
(left column)
Right, normal
2-3ft slightly retracted.
??? slightly impaired.

(central column)
??? and external
Auditory ???
Ordinary conversation.
???
and middle ear
??? 128
Bone conduction.
Does not now appear to have any trouble with his hearing.

(right column)
left, normal
less than 20%
face body 30%

AND THE REST YOU HAVE ALREADY DECIPHERED. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR HELP, LUKE

I think it is read accross the three columns with the middle column showing what they looked at.

Right                                                                      Left
Normal             Auricle & Externals                           Normal
                       Auditory Meatus

2-3ft                Ordinary Conversation

Slightly             Membrana Tympani &
Retracted                Middle ear

neg?                 Rinne 128

Slightly             Bone conduction
Impaired

Rinne test
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rinne_test

I cannot find out what the figure of 128 meant though note that the test was usually carried out with a 512hz tuning fork.  Perhaps your ancestor could hear only up to 128hz but I am guessing!

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Re: Army Medical Record
« Reply #7 on: Monday 04 March 19 07:50 GMT (UK) »
Shanreagh, thank you that seems to make much better sense  :)