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Causes of Death

So you finally got that death certificate you've been waiting for, but the cause of death says "Bright's Disease." Just what is that anyway? And what, for that matter, is consumption, cholera or brain fever? Here are a few sites that provide definitions of these diseases as well as explanations of obsolete terms:

  • Archaic Medical Terms for Genealogists: www.paul_smith.doctors.org.uk/ArchaicMedicalTerms.htm
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