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Finding out cause of death

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Re: Finding out cause of death

Posted: 7 Nov 2012 2:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
The most important thing to remember is that in the 19th century, and early 20th, knowledge and diagnosis was very primitive - very often the "cause" of death was just a symptom which could have been associated with a number of basic causes with better knowledge. The quotation is very apt - irrelevant because so often inaccurate due to lack of knowledge. For instance there are records of death from "dropsy" which simply means oedema - why? "Cough" - why? and "inanition" - failure to thrive - why?
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