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LINKS - Medical Terms in the 18th and 19th Centuary
« on: Sunday 10 May 09 13:32 BST (UK) »
Some links for web-sites about Medical themes.
These LINKS-Topics have been been compiled from the links submitted by RootsChatters. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed.  :)

Old Medical Terms (as on censuses, certificates and other documents)

http://www.antiquusmorbus.com
A Glossary of Archaic Medical Terms, Diseases and Causes of Death
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Genealogist's Resource for Interpreting Causes of Death. Antiquus Morbus is a collection of old medical terms & their modern definitions.  Primary focus of web site is to help decipher Causes of Death found on Mortality Lists, Certificates of Death & Church Death Records from 19th century & earlier. Web site will be updated often & as new information is received. My intention is to collect & record old medical terms in all European languages. The English & German lists are the most extensive to date.
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There are not only definitions here, but also images of old certs. etc, so you can see examples of the handwriting.

http://www.disease.pricklytree.co.uk
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I've got another to add for old medical terms usually found on death certificates

GLOSSARY OF MEDICAL TERMS USED IN THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES
http://www.thornber.net/medicine/html/medgloss.html

Disease in History
http://web.archive.org/web/20120419194202/http://www.bignell.uk.com/disease_in_history.htm
This site features an interesting glossary of old disease names.

Diseases of the Past with the modern medical term
http://www.genienut.net/disease.htm

Glossary of Ancient Diseases
http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/disease.shtml

Was your Ancestor a Doctor
http//user.itl.net /~glen/doctors.html link broken

Helpful hints on how to go about your medical research By Alex Glendinning

Epidemics
Epidemics from Michael Warren’s Chronology site
http://www.fph.org.uk/uploads/r_chronology_of_state_medicine.pdf

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Interesting info I lost family in the 1918-19 influenza epidemic
1831    Cholera and influenza epidemics. Cholera had broken out in Asia and gradually spread across Europe.
1832    Local cholera epidemics continued, by June there had been 22,000 deaths.
1836    Influenza pandemic
1837    Start of a smallpox epidemic, which continued until 1840, causing an estimated 42,000 deaths. There was also an outbreak of typhus in London
1843    Influenza pandemic
1847    Cholera epidemics in London and elsewhere. Typhus epidemic in Scotland.
1848    Major cholera epidemic with about 60,000 deaths, about 14,000 in London.
Influenza pandemic; there were about 50,000 deaths in London alone.
1849      Cholera epidemic reached its peak in the week ending 15th September, when 3,183
deaths were reported in London.
During the 1850s one death in every three was attributed to an infectious disease,
among which tuberculosis dominated.
1853    Start of the Crimean War, which finished in 1856. There were 1933 soldiers killed in
action, 2314 died later of wounds and injuries and 15,398 died of diseases

Cholera outbreak around Broad Street, Golden Square, London, led to John Snow’s famous investigations set out in the second and much enlarged edition of "On the Communication of Cholera" (see 1849) in 1855.
1855      Influenza pandemic
1874      Births and Deaths Registration Act (37&38 Vict., c.88) consolidated and amended previous acts; introduced a penalty for failure to notify; and required medical certification of the cause of death. See 1970.
1874    Hospital Saturday Fund began. Money was collected from workingmen on pay day (Saturday) and paid to hospitals establishing a right to treatment causes of death.
1899      Start of the Boer War (1899-1902) in which 9·5 soldiers per 1000 were killed in action, 3’3 died from wounds and 20·4 died from diseases
1918        Start of a worldwide pandemic (1918-19) of influenza during which about 500 million people were infected and 25 million died from the disease
Typhoid outbreak in Croydon involved 341 cases
Outbreak of smallpox (135 cases) in southeast Lancashire.
1957 Epidemic of “Asian” influenza (A2 strain).
1958 Small outbreak of smallpox (6 cases with one death) on Merseyside.
1958    Epidemic of Asian influenza continued during the first quarter of the year
1961 Outbreak of smallpox in England and Wales followed its introduction by travellers from Pakistan. There were 46 cases in Wales and 16 in England, with 24 deaths (see Ministry of Health Report “Smallpox 1961-62”).
1962 For the first time over 100,000 deaths were registered as due to cancer. All regions in England and Wales were incorporated into a comprehensive cancer registration scheme.
1963 Six small outbreaks of diphtheria in schools affected 33 people

Public Health History Timeline 1500bc - Present Day New Link
http://www.sphtc.org/timeline/timeline.html
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Re: LINKS - Medical
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 May 09 13:33 BST (UK) »
Hospitals and Asylums


http://www.mdx.ac.uk/www/study/4_13_TA.htm
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Index of English and Welsh Lunatic Asylums and Mental Hospitals
Based on a comprehensive survey in 1844, and extended to other asylums.
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A good resource for Lunatic Asylums including locations/history/maps/major events/inmate numbers/legislation etc. 


County Asylums
http://www.countyasylums.com/
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Rediscovering the Asylums and Mental Hospitals of England and Wales


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Victorian Asylums and Hospitals
Here are quite a few "unusual" links interesting for the visual impact alone.  If you are interested in Victorian Asylums and hospitals, these sites may be worth a look....

Warning: Some of the images that you find may be shocking or disturbing.

Sub-Urban
http://www.sub-urban.com

Urbex
http://www.simoncornwell.com/urbex/frames.htm


History of Vaccines and Diseases New Link
http://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/timelines/polio

Health epidemic in American History New Link
http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/10-worst-disease-outbreaks#1
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Re: LINKS - Medical
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