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Offline bookendart

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Help understanding a cause of death COMPLETED!!!!!
« on: Friday 30 July 10 17:05 BST (UK) »
Hi Everyone  :)

I have an female ancestor who died in Hardingstone in 1907. The cause of death on the certificate reads
 
'pulmonary interculosis syncope'

Anybody want to take a guess at what that means? She was 34 years old and she died at home.

Thanks for the help!!!!!
-Claire
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Re: Help understanding a cause of death
« Reply #1 on: Friday 30 July 10 17:23 BST (UK) »
Hi

The usual is pulmonary tuberculosis which is tuberculosis of the lungs. Syncope is a loss of consciousness caused by diminished blood flow to the brain.

Are you sure it is interculosis? Never heard of it and I couldn't find it in the very large online medical dictionary.


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Valda

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COMPLETEDRe: Help understanding a cause of death
« Reply #2 on: Friday 30 July 10 17:53 BST (UK) »
Duh.....Yes. What looks like a cursive 'Int' is probably 'Tub'    Don't know why I didn't think of it  :-[

Thanks :-)

Claire
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Re: Help understanding a cause of death COMPLETED!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 07 October 20 10:53 BST (UK) »
Responding to this rather old post as I my Great Grandfather's death certificate has the same term:
"interculosis" (crossed out) and "tuberculosis".  I'd always been told he died from cancer of the bowel but this might have been my father's interpretation.  He died at 29 when my grandfather was very young although his wife lived for many more years and could have told both my grandfather (her son) and my father the story - which would give credence to the bowl theory.  However, both his parents died of TB (phthisis) and he grew up in the city so perhaps he had more than one illness.
The little on the internet that refers to this term seems to regard it as a synonym for TB.