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What is this illness?
« on: Sunday 10 February 19 16:39 GMT (UK) »
   
In 1857 an Elias Bowditch received parish relief in Netherbury Dorset for
Illness of a child - Strumous
Can anyone tell me the meaning of Strumous please ???
Sadly the child can be found in various institutions after her mother died in 1864 and her life ended in Dorset County Asylum in 1918.
Many thanks


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Re: What is this illness?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 February 19 16:41 GMT (UK) »
If you google the word various definitions come up  :)
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Re: What is this illness?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 February 19 16:48 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Millie, various results from googling  :)
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Re: What is this illness?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 February 19 16:57 GMT (UK) »
Scrofula, formerly tuberculosis, the terms “scrofulous,” “strumous,” and “tuberculous” being nearly interchangeable in the past, before the real nature of the disease was understood.
https://www.britannica.com/science/scrofula

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Re: What is this illness?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 February 19 17:02 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your replies - much appreciated

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Re: What is this illness?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 February 19 17:04 GMT (UK) »
What did the mother die of, it could give the answer.
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Re: What is this illness?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 February 19 17:12 GMT (UK) »
The death certificate (1880) of the one year old son of my great grandma (Elizabeth Crossley) says that he died of "Struma Meningitis",which I was told was a form of tuberculosis affecting the lymph nodes, especially of the neck. It was very common in children, and could be spread by unpasteurised milk from infected cows.
Hope this helps?
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Re: What is this illness?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 February 19 17:28 GMT (UK) »
Sorry don’t know what mum died of.

Thank you for that information Claire very interesting.

Was it common for parish relief to be given for a sick child?

I am now wondering what it have been possible for a child to survive such an illness in 1857. I will check the gro to see if they had another child born / died in between the census.
Thank you

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Re: What is this illness?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 10 February 19 18:39 GMT (UK) »
Could it be a goitre or swelling http://www.memidex.com/strumous
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