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Offline GeoffTurner

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Re: Sands Directory equivalent in Melbourne?
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 13 February 19 04:09 GMT (UK) »
I have the death certificate of a relative who died in the Gipps Ward in Melbourne Hospital in 1899, a young mum in her 20s at the time. The certificate says she died of "phthisis", which is an archaic term for pulmonary tuberculosis or a similar progressive wasting disease. If she had TB and someone else has relatives with diphtheria who died there, I was wondering if the Gipps Ward was the hospital's infectious disease ward. Just a thought.

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