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Offline matt94

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Death cause *complete*
« on: Wednesday 25 February 09 17:48 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

Can anyone help me read this 1898 death certificate - i think it says Phthisis Polmonalis... decay of the lungs ?? Tuberculosis of the Lungs? Something along those lines? Can anyone offer a second opinion?

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Re: Death cause
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 25 February 09 17:50 GMT (UK) »
The last bit is
Certified by W H Coates M R C S

the cause of death is Phthisis and  pulmon...

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Re: Death cause
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 25 February 09 18:01 GMT (UK) »
I read that as phthisis pulmonalis   

According to a couple of websites, including this one http://rmhh.co.uk/medical.html

Phthisis was:

wasting away of the body due to tuberculosis or consumption

pulmonary tuberculosis


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Re: Death cause *complete*
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 February 09 18:11 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that - she was only 57 at death.

Matt
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