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Causes of Death in 1600's


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Gold Coast
Sounds morbid, I know :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Was looking at the history of churches that ancestors had used. Found a history of London that included what were called London Bills of Mortality. It showed the causes of death and the number of people.

Some medical terms were easy to decipher, but others I had to research :biggrin: Some gave me a laugh :2fun::2fun:

Headmouldshot - inflammation or water on the brain
Impostthume - cyst or abscess
Grocer's itch - dermatitis from a fruit mite
Eel thing - evil thing - St Elmo's Fire
Rising of the Lights - lung problems

One had me stumped :rolleyes: "frogg" :confused::confused:

Any ideas??

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