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Medical Abbreviations on Service Record
« on: Thursday 14 June 18 20:00 BST (UK) »
Can anyone recommend a website that will help with medical abbreviations?

Am researching a number of soliders, one of which if L/Cpl. 3745 Frederick Thomas COX of the HAC who received a shrapnel wound to his face and arm.  He was admitted to 22 General Hospital but i can't read some of the text.  Thank you.
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Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs, Margaretting, Gt. Waltham, Ilford, Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
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Re: Medical Abbreviations on Service Record
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 June 18 23:29 BST (UK) »
Are you able to make a scan of the document and post it on the handwriting deciphering board?? Lots of clever people on there that may well be able to help you with this. 👍👍😄
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Re: Medical Abbreviations on Service Record
« Reply #2 on: Friday 15 June 18 08:13 BST (UK) »
As Jaybel says, it would be best if you put up a snip on the handwriting board. However, if you google, there are many such  listings.

e.g.
https://www.medicinenet.com/common_medical_abbreviations_and_terms/article.htm#c_-_medical_abbreviations

https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/767492/all/Medical_Abbreviations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_medical_abbreviations

........................etc.


If I don't know, I usually google the specific one.


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Re: Medical Abbreviations on Service Record
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 16 June 18 21:04 BST (UK) »
thank you both and sorry for the delay; i'm struggling to attach in the right format.

i'm interested in the sentence "arrived " and also "dental "
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, St Lukes, Cripplegate,
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs, Margaretting, Gt. Waltham, Ilford, Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)

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Re: Medical Abbreviations on Service Record
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 June 18 21:09 BST (UK) »
Not sure of the first one yet but it says Dental caries - i.e. decayed teeth.

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Re: Medical Abbreviations on Service Record
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 16 June 18 21:19 BST (UK) »
"Arrived" sentence could be No.8 Infantry Base Depot. The phrase Class A means that the soldier was fit for service.

Have a read here: http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/other-aspects-of-order-of-battle/infantry-base-depots-in-france-1914-1918/

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Re: Medical Abbreviations on Service Record
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 16 June 18 21:45 BST (UK) »
Thank you Gadget and RRTB.  Its so difficult reading the handwriting let alone working out Army terms etc. What I find sad is that he had already been admitted to a General Hospital in January 1917 for a shrapnel found to his face and arm so must have been fairly badly wounded.  Then after this dental treatment was sent back to the front.  On 2.5.1917 he went back to hospital in Etaples for ?DYO? and Myalgia before being killed in October 1917.  Many thanks.
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, St Lukes, Cripplegate,
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs, Margaretting, Gt. Waltham, Ilford, Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)

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Re: Medical Abbreviations on Service Record
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 16 June 18 22:10 BST (UK) »
Myalgia is mentioned in the second paragraph of this reference: http://www.wereldoorlog1418.nl/medical-aspects/

If you could post a picture of the ?DYO? you've quoted we might be able to help you work out what it is.

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Re: Medical Abbreviations on Service Record
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 16 June 18 22:23 BST (UK) »
Thanks RRTB - see attached. 
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, St Lukes, Cripplegate,
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs, Margaretting, Gt. Waltham, Ilford, Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)