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Offline Pennines

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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 12 August 17 19:38 BST (UK) »
Funnily enough I had just 'googled' 'sauchitis' -- the amazing google came up with --' did you mean Pouchitis?' I've have never heard of that but it is a medical condition.

The first letter isn't as flowery as the capital 'P' in the Doctor's name - otherwise it could be a mis-spelling -- ie Pauchitis.

I don't think we are going to know -- but thank you so much everyone for your helpful input.
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Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 12 August 17 20:05 BST (UK) »
I've been looking through some old medical terms -

http://www.genproxy.co.uk/old_medical_terms.htm

Given that this cert was written by a registrar/clerk who had to interpret the doctor's writing, the only ones that seem possible on this list would be:

scirrhus  - cancerous tumours
screws - rheumatism -could it have been written screwchitis

Now I give up.

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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 12 August 17 20:33 BST (UK) »
I`ve looked it up "Pouchitis"----ouch!
To do with  the last stage of digestion--if you get my meaning  :-[
Poor man ,but would such a procedure have been done at this date?
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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 12 August 17 21:02 BST (UK) »
Think you've got it, Gadget.

S c r u c h i t i s  =  Screwchitis.   ?????

So, inflammation of the joints leading him to fall?

Hi I did wonder if the first letters were s c r.... and not s a u .... .

Well done, Gadget. :-))))

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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 12 August 17 23:34 BST (UK) »
I did rather get the wrong end didn't I?Viktoria.

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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 13 August 17 09:24 BST (UK) »
You absolute stars!

Now I look at it again - I can SO see 'Scruchitis' --- but I would never have found 'screw' as meaning rhuematism and still wouldn't have known the cause without your help.

Clever Gadget!

Yes Viktoria -- Pouchitis does look dreadful - but I was 'messing' with that (so to speak!)

Thank you all so very much.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 13 August 17 09:45 BST (UK) »
Great thinking Gadget.
I'd seen the word 'screws' for rheumatism, but totally failed to make the vital connection  :-X
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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 13 August 17 09:59 BST (UK) »
Hold it - I'm still not totally convinced.

Would rheumatism be a main cause of death?  I can see that having severe rheumatism might cause the person to fall but not to kill. A fall might cause broken bones e.g. skull,  which then might cause internal injury leading to inflammation/bleeding. The patient would then die from that rather than rheumatism. In those days, a doctor might explain the death by the underlying cause - i.e. rheumatism causing mobility problems leading to the fall.

What did the newspaper report say. Pennines ?
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« Reply #17 on: Sunday 13 August 17 10:04 BST (UK) »
In those days, a doctor might explain the death by the underlying cause - i.e. rheumatism causing mobility problems leading to the fall.

I think that's quite likely the answer.
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