|Ablepsy = Blindness |
Ague = Malarial Fever
American plague = Yellow fever.
Anasarca = Generalized massive edema.
Aphonia = Laryngitis.
Aphtha = The infant disease"thrush".
Apoplexy = Paralysis due to stroke.
Asphycsia/Asphicsia =Cyanotic and lackof oxygen.
Atrophy =Wasting away or diminishingin size.
Bad Blood = Syphilis
Bilious fever = Typhoid, malaria,hepatitis or elevated temperature and bile emesis.
Biliousness = Jaundice associated withliver disease.
Black plague or death = Bubonicplague.
Black fever = Acute infection withhigh temperature and dark red skin lesions and high mortality rate.
Black pox = Black Small pox
Black vomit = Vomiting old black blooddue to ulcers or yellow fever
Blackwater fever = Dark urineassociated with high temperature.
Bladder in throat = Diphtheria (Seenon death certificates)
Blood poisoning = Bacterial infection;septicemia
Bloody flux = Bloody stools
Bloody sweat = Sweating sickness
Bone shave = Sciatica
Brain fever = Meningitis
Breakbone = Dengue fever
Bright's disease = Chronicinflammatory disease of kidneys
Bronze John = Yellow fever
Bule = Boil, tumor or swelling.
Cachexy = Malnutrition
Cacogastric = Upset stomach
Cacospysy = Irregular pulse.
Caduceus = Subject to falling sicknessor epilepsy.
Camp fever = Typhus; aka Camp diarrhea
Canine madness = Rabies, hydrophobia.
Canker = Ulceration of mouth or lipsor herpes simplex.
Catalepsy = Seizures / trances.
Catarrhal = Nose and throat dischargefrom cold or allergy.
Cerebritis = Inflammation of cerebrumor lead poisoning
Chilblain = Swelling of extremitiescaused by exposure to cold
Child bed fever = Infection followingbirth of a child.
Chin cough = Whooping cough.
Chlorosis = Iron deficiency anemia.
Cholera = Acute severe contagiousdiarrhea with intestinal lining sloughing.
Cholera morbus = Characterized bynausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, elevated temperature, etc. Could beappendicitis.
Cholecystitus = Inflammation of thegall bladder
Cholelithiasis = Gall stones
Chorea = Disease characterized byconvulsions, contortions and dancing.
Cold plague = Ague which ischaracterized by chills
Colic = An abdominal pain and cramping
Congestive chills = Malaria
Consumption = Tuberculosis.
Congestion = Any collection of fluidin an organ, like the lungs.
Congestive chills = Malaria withdiarrhea.
Congestive fever = Malaria.
Corruption = Infection
Coryza = A cold.
Costiveness = Constipation
Cramp colic = Appendicitis
Crop sickness = Overextended stomach
Croup = Laryngitis, diphtheria, orstrep throat
Cyanosis = Dark skin color from lackof oxygen in blood
Cynanche = Diseases of throat
Cystitis = Inflammation of the bladder
Day fever = Fever lasting one day;sweating sickness
Debility = Lack of movement or stayingin bed.
Decrepitude = Feebleness due to oldage
Delirium tremens = Hallucinations dueto alcoholism
Dengue = Infectious fever endemic toEast Africa
Dentition = Cutting of teeth
Deplumation = Tumor of the eyelidswhich causes hair loss
Diary fever = A fever that lasts oneday
Diptheria = Contagious disease of thethroat
Distemper = Usually animal diseasewith malaise, discharge from nose and throat, anorexia
Dock fever = Yellow fever
Dropsy = Edema (swelling), oftencaused by kidney or heart disease.
Dropsy of the Brain = Encephalitis
Dry Bellyache = Lead poisoning
Dyscrasy = An abnormal body condition
Dysentery = Inflammation of colon withfrequent passage
Dysorexy = Reduced appetite of mucousand blood.
Dyspepsia = Indigestion and heartburn.Heart attack symptoms.
Dysury = Difficulty in urination
Eclampsy = Symptoms of epilepsy,convulsions during labor
Ecstasy = A form of catalepsycharacterized by loss of reason
Edema = Nephrosis; swelling of tissues
Edema of lungs = Congestive heartfailure, a form of dropsy
Eel thing = Erysipelas
Elephantiasis = A form of leprosy
Encephalitis = Swelling of brain; akasleeping sickness
Enteric fever = Typhoid fever
Enterocolitis = Inflammation of theintestines
Enteritis = Inflations of the bowels
Epitaxis = Nose bleed
Erysipelas = Contagious skin disease,due to Streptococci with vesicular and bulbous lesions.
Extravasted blood = Rupture of a bloodvessel.
Falling sickness = Epilepsy
Fatty Liver = Cirrhosis of liver
Fits = Sudden attack or seizure ofmuscle activity.
Flux = An excessive flow or dischargeof fluid like hemorrhage or diarrhea.
Flux of humour = Circulation.
French pox = Syphilis
Gathering = A collection of pus
Glandular fever = Mononucleosis
Great pox = Syphilis
Green fever / sickness = Anemia
Grippe/grip = Influenza like symptoms
Grocer's itch = Skin disease caused bymites in sugar or flour
Heart sickness = Condition caused byloss of salt from body
Heat stroke = Body temperatureelevates because of surrounding environment temperature and body does notperspire to reduce temperature. Coma and death result if not reversed
Hectical complaint = Recurrent fever
Hematemesis = Vomiting blood
Hematuria = Bloody urine
Hemiplegy = Paralysis of one side ofbody
Hip gout = Osteomylitis
Horrors = Delirium tremens
Hydrocephalus = Enlarged head, wateron the brain
Hydropericardium = Heart dropsy
Hydrophobia = Rabies
Hydrothroax = Dropsy in chest
Hypertrophic = Enlargement of organ,like the heart
Impetigo = Contagious skin diseasecharacterized by pustules
Inanition = Physical conditionresulting from lack of food
Infantile paralysis = Polio
Intestinal colic = Abdominal pain dueto improper diet
Jail fever = Typhus
Jaundice = Condition caused byblockage of intestines
King's evil = Tuberculosis of neck andlymph glands
Kruchhusten = Whooping cough
Lagrippe = Influenza.
Lockjaw = Tetanus or infectiousdisease affecting the muscles of the neck and jaw. Untreated, it is fatal in 8days.
Long sickness = Tuberculosis.
Lues disease = Syphilis.
Lues venera = Venereal disease.
Lumbago = Back pain.
Lung fever = Pneumonia
Lung sickness = Tuberculosis
Lying in = Time of delivery of infant.
Malignant sore throat = Diphtheria.
Mania = Insanity.
Marasmus = Progressive wasting away ofbody, like malnutrition.
Membranous Croup = Diphtheria
Meningitis = Inflations of brain orspinal cord
Metritis = Inflammation of uterus orpurulent vaginal discharge
Miasma = Poisonous vapors thought toinfect the air
Milk fever = Disease from drinkingcontaminated milk, like undulant fever or brucellosis
Milk leg = Post partumthrombophlebitis.
Milk sickness = Disease from milk ofcattle which had eaten poisonous weeds
Mormal = Gangrene
Morphew = Scurvy blisters on the body
Mortification = Gangrene of necrotictissue
Myelitis = Inflammation of the spine
Myocarditis = Inflammation of heartmuscles
Necrosis = Mortification of bones ortissue
Nephrosis = Kidney degeneration
Nepritis = Inflammation of kidneys
Nervous prostration = Extremeexhaustion from inability to control physical and mental activities
Neuralgia = Described as discomfort,such as "Headache" was neuralgia in head.
Nostalgia = Homesickness.
Palsy = Paralysis or uncontrolledmovement of controlled muscles. It was listed as "Cause of death"
Paroxysm = Convulsion
Pemphigus = Skin disease of wateryblisters
Pericarditis = Inflammation of heart
Peripneumonia = Inflammation of lungs
Peritonotis = Inflammation ofabdominal area
Petechial Fever = Fever characterizedby skin spotting Puerperal exhaustion Death due to child birth
Phthiriasis = Lice infestation
Phthisis = Chronic wasting away or aname for tuberculosis.
Plague = An acute febrile highlyinfectious disease with a high fatality rate.
Pleurisy = Any pain in the chest areawith each breath
Podagra = Gout
Poliomyelitis = Polio
Potter's asthma = Fibroid pthisis
Pott's disease = Tuberculosis of spine
Puerperal exhaustion = Death due tochildbirth
Puerperal fever = Elevated temperatureafter giving birth to an infant
Puking fever = Milk sickness
Putrid fever = Diphtheria.
Quinsy = Tonsillitis.
Remitting fever = Malaria
Rheumatism = Any disorder associatedwith pain in joints
Rickets = Disease of skeletal system
Rose cold = Hay fever or nasalsymptoms of an allergy.
Rotanny fever = (Child's disease) ???
Rubeola = German measles
Sanguineous crust = Scab
Scarlatina = Scarlet fever
Scarlet fever = A diseasecharacterized by red rash
Scarlet rash = Roseola
Sciatica = Rheumatism in the hips
Scirrhus = Cancerous tumors
Scotomy = Dizziness, nausea anddimness of sight
Scrivener's palsy = Writer's cramp
Screws = Rheumatism
Scrofula = Tuberculosis of neck lymphglands. Progresses slowly with abscesses and fistulas develop. Young person'sdisease
Scrumpox = Skin disease, impetigo
Scurvy = Lack of vitamin C. Symptomsof weakness, spongy gums and hemorrhages under skin
Septicemia = Blood poisoning
Shakes = Delirium tremens
Shaking = Chills, ague
Shingles = Viral disease with skinblisters
Ship fever = Typhus
Siriasis = Inflammation of the braindue to sun exposure
Sloes = Milk sickness
Small pox = Contagious disease withfever and blisters
Softening of brain = Result of strokeor hemorrhage in the brain, with an end result of the tissue softening in thatarea.
Sore throat distemper = Diphtheria orquinsy
Spanish influenza = Epidemic influenza
Spasms = Sudden involuntarycontraction of muscle or group of muscles, like a convulsion
Spina bifida = Deformity of spine
Spotted fever = Either typhus ormeningitis
Sprue = Tropical disease characterizedby intestinal disorders and sore throat St. Anthony's fire = Also erysipelas,but named so because of affected skin areas are bright red in appearance.
St. Vitas dance = Ceaseless occurrenceof rapid complex jerking movements performed involuntary
Stomatitis = Inflammation of the mouth
Stranger's fever = Yellow fever
Strangery = Rupture
Sudor anglicus = Sweating sickness
Summer complaint = Diarrhea, usuallyin infants caused by spoiled milk.
Sunstroke = Uncontrolled elevation ofbody temperature due to environment heat. Lack of sodium in the body is apredisposing cause.
Swamp sickness = Could be malaria,typhoid or encephalitis
Sweating sickness = Infectious andfatal disease common to UK in 15th century
Tetanus = Infectious fevercharacterized by high fever, headache and dizziness
Thrombosis = Blood clot inside bloodvessel
Thrush = Childhood diseasecharacterized by spots on mouth, lips and throat
Tick fever = Rocky mountain spottedfever
Toxemia of pregnancy = Eclampsia
Trench mouth = Painful ulcers foundalong gum line, Caused by poor nutrition and poor hygiene
Tussis convulsiva = Whooping cough
Typhus = Infectious fevercharacterized high fever, headache, and dizziness
Variola = Smallpox
Venesection = Bleeding
Viper's dance = St. Vitus Dance
Water on brain = Enlarged head
White swelling = Tuberculosis of thebone
Winter fever = Pneumonia
Womb fever = Infection of the uterus.
Worm fit = Convulsions associated withteething, worms, elevated temperature or diarrhea.
Yellowjacket = Yellow fever.