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Offline Bee

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Cause of death
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 14:10 BST (UK) »
 "Assification of blood vessels and general decay" is the cause of death on a copy of an 1866 death certificate, can anyone clarify what that means, please.
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Re: Cause of death
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 April 21 14:27 BST (UK) »
Could it be Ossification?
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Re: Cause of death
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 April 21 14:38 BST (UK) »
Unfortunately the copy cert I have is typewritten so it could be a misspelling, but I thought ossification referred to the bones. The person concerned was 81 and died in the workhouse.
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Re: Cause of death
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 April 21 14:47 BST (UK) »
Mr Google appears to know about ossification of blood vessels

https://academic.oup.com/brain/article/142/4/885/5364607
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Re: Cause of death
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 08 April 21 14:56 BST (UK) »
Thank you BumbleB
I tried google but never found that one.
Dinsdale, Ellis, Gee, Goldsmith,Green,Hawks,Holmes,  Lacey, Longhorn, Pickersgill, Quantrill,Tuthill, Tuttle & Walker,  in E & W Yorks, Lincs, Norfolk & Suffolk. Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk