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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.