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cause of death -
« on: Friday 05 July 19 22:02 BST (UK) »
hello can anyone hazard a guess why labour 6 weeks might be a cause of death as shown on this cert?

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Re: cause of death -
« Reply #1 on: Friday 05 July 19 22:24 BST (UK) »
Labour 6 weeks & acute Tuberculosis 4 weeks.

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 PS, Misread your post. I think the TB did it?

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Re: cause of death -
« Reply #2 on: Friday 05 July 19 22:31 BST (UK) »
Well it surely canít mean childbirth, was it a woman?
Six weeks, unless there were complications from the seventh month but that seems impossible even with those false labour pains are they Braxton Hicks?

The only other explanation was hard labour in the sense of hard work which a consumptive person would not be fit to carry out.
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Re: cause of death -
« Reply #3 on: Friday 05 July 19 22:42 BST (UK) »
Aren't there two commas missing? 

"Labour, 6 weeks acute tuberculosis, 4 weeks certified." 

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Re: cause of death -
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 06 July 19 00:03 BST (UK) »
The only other explanation was hard labour in the sense of hard work which a consumptive person would not be fit to carry out.
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Good thought - she was a domestic servant so perhaps thats is what they meant. Thanks for your ideas

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Re: cause of death -
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 06 July 19 07:02 BST (UK) »
Or it could be labour 6 weeks [ago] and she died of acute TB postpartum? Has a birth been looked for?
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Re: cause of death -
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 06 July 19 08:58 BST (UK) »
Aren't there two commas missing? 

"Labour, 6 weeks acute tuberculosis, 4 weeks certified." 

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Chas

Not sure about that  :-\ The number of weeks refers to how long the condition lasted, so if commas were to be inserted surely it should read (odd as it seems) labour 6 weeks, acute tuberculosis 4 weeks, certified?
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Re: cause of death -
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 06 July 19 09:18 BST (UK) »
The only other possibilities that I can think of are an antepartum (pre-partum) haemorrhage or a late miscarriage with bleeding continuing for 6 weeks.

This could be caused by many things and the bleeding might not have been continuous.

Gadget

Add - also preeclampsia  but not described as such.
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Re: cause of death -
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 06 July 19 09:56 BST (UK) »
Aren't there two commas missing? 

"Labour, 6 weeks acute tuberculosis, 4 weeks certified." 

There are no commas, or other punctuation marks, on any death certificate I've seen.  (The duration of illness, if stated, would always come after the description.)  Here are two examples from 1899 and 1989 with more than one cause of death listed.


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