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From: "Lesley Baxendale" <>
Subject: RE: [CHS] Translation from Latin for cause of death please?
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 22:46:57 -0000
From: Arthur Pye [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: [CHS] Translation from Latin for cause of death please?
Baxendale <> writes
>Can anyone tell me what MORBUS CORDIS was (as a cause of death)?
>My Paramedic daughter thinks it might be something to do with the valves in
>the heart - hence 'Heart Failure'.
>Whatever it was, it took 2 years to see off my great great grandmother
>CLARKE in 1887.
>Any help gratefully received.
>Colwyn Bay, N Wales
Your daughter is correct.
From the Archaic Medical Terms site
Morbus cordis Means no more than heart disease. Probably used by doctors
when they did not know the exact cause of death but were sure it was
natural causes. May sometimes mean heart failure
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