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Causes of Death


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I am a new member and I am interested in understanding the causes of deaths for two children.

The first is a two year old girl who died in 1856 of Hydrocephalus after 19 days. Two questions 1) Is the disease a chronic one? 2) If so, why "after 19 days"?

The second is the first child's sister who died aged 6 in 1858 of Anasarca (2 weeks) and Hydrothorax (1day). Is Anasarca a long lasting disease and what causes it?

A third child, a boy, died also in 1858 of pneumonia (9 days) but that could be caused by anything in the 1850s.

I would appreciate any infromation

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