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<< AblepsyBlindness
AgueMalarial Fever
American plagueYellowfever.
AnasarcaGeneralized massive edema.
AphoniaLaryngitis.
AphthaThe infant disease "thrush".
ApoplexyParalysis due to stroke.
Asphycsia/AsphicsiaCyanotic and lack of oxygen.
AtrophyWasting away or diminishing in size.
Bad BloodSyphilis
Bilious feverTyphoid, malaria, hepatitis or elevated temperature
and bile emesis.
BiliousnessJaundice associated with liver disease.
Black plague or deathBubonic plague.
Black feverAcute infection with high temperature and dark red skin
lesions and high mortality rate.
Black poxBlack Small pox
Black vomitVomiting old black blood due to ulcers or yellow fever
Blackwater feverDark urine associated with high temperature.
Bladder in throatDiphtheria (Seen on death certificates)
Blood poisoningBacterial infection; septicemia
Bloody fluxBloody stools
Bloody sweatSweating sickness
Bone shaveSciatica
Brain feverMeningitis
BreakboneDengue fever
Bright's diseaseChronic inflammatory disease of kidneys
Bronze JohnYellow fever
BuleBoil, tumor or swelling.
CachexyMalnutrition
CacogastricUpset stomach
CacospysyIrregular pulse.
CaduceusSubject to falling sickness or epilepsy.
Camp feverTyphus; aka Camp diarrhea
Canine madnessRabies, hydrophobia.
CankerUlceration of mouth or lips or herpes simplex.
CatalepsySeizures /trances.
CatarrhalNose and throat discharge from cold or allergy.
CerebritisInflammation of cerebrum or lead poisoning
ChilblainSwelling of extremities caused by exposure to cold
Child bed feverInfection following birth of a child.
Chin coughWhooping cough.
ChlorosisIron deficiency anemia.
CholeraAcute severe contagious diarrhea with intestinal lining
sloughing.
Cholera morbusCharacterized by nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps,
elevated temperature, etc. Could be appendicitis.
CholecystitusInflammation of the gall bladder
CholelithiasisGall stones
ChoreaDisease characterized by convulsions, contortions and
dancing.
Cold plagueAgue which is characterized by chills
ColicAn abdominal pain and cramping
Congestive chillsMalaria
ConsumptionTuberculosis.
CongestionAny collection of fluid in an organ, like the lungs.
Congestive chillsMalaria with diarrhea.
Congestive feverMalaria.
CorruptionInfection
CoryzaA cold.
CostivenessConstipation
Cramp colic Appendicitis
Crop sicknessOverextended stomach
CroupLaryngitis, diphtheria, or strep throat
CyanosisDark skin color from lack of oxygen in blood
CynancheDiseases of throat
CystitisInflammation of the bladder
Day feverFever lasting one day; sweating sickness
DebilityLack of movement or staying in bed.
DecrepitudeFeebleness due to old age
Delirium tremensHallucinations due to alcoholism
DengueInfectious fever endemic to East Africa
DentitionCutting of teeth
DeplumationTumor of the eyelids which causes hair loss
Diary feverA fever that lasts one day
DiptheriaContagious disease of the throat
DistemperUsually animal disease with malaise, discharge from nose
and throat, anorexia
Dock feverYellow fever
DropsyEdema (swelling), often caused by kidney or heart disease.
Dropsy of the BrainEncephalitis
Dry BellyacheLead poisoning
DyscrasyAn abnormal body condition
DysenteryInflammation of colon with frequent passage of mucous and
blood.
DysorexyReduced appetite
DyspepsiaIndigestion and heartburn.
Heart attack symptoms Dysury Difficulty in urination Eclampsy
Symptoms of epilepsy, convulsions during labor >>

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Thought this might be of interest to our researchers. Kris

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Subj:DISEASE CHART
Date:97-06-15 09:47:00 EDT
From: (Daniel H. Burrows)
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There have been requests for a list of disease terminology after sending out
the list of occupations -- included here is a combined list from myself and
Sally Pavia who sent me many additions.

AblepsyBlindness
AgueMalarial Fever
American plagueYellowfever.
AnasarcaGeneralized massive edema.
AphoniaLaryngitis.
AphthaThe infant disease "thrush".
ApoplexyParalysis due to stroke.
Asphycsia/AsphicsiaCyanotic and lack of oxygen.
AtrophyWasting away or diminishing in size.
Bad BloodSyphilis
Bilious feverTyphoid, malaria, hepatitis or elevated temperature
and bile emesis.
BiliousnessJaundice associated with liver disease.
Black plague or deathBubonic plague.
Black feverAcute infection with high temperature and dark red skin
lesions and high mortality rate.
Black poxBlack Small pox
Black vomitVomiting old black blood due to ulcers or yellow fever
Blackwater feverDark urine associated with high temperature.
Bladder in throatDiphtheria (Seen on death certificates)
Blood poisoningBacterial infection; septicemia
Bloody fluxBloody stools
Bloody sweatSweating sickness
Bone shaveSciatica
Brain feverMeningitis
BreakboneDengue fever
Bright's diseaseChronic inflammatory disease of kidneys
Bronze JohnYellow fever
BuleBoil, tumor or swelling.
CachexyMalnutrition
CacogastricUpset stomach
CacospysyIrregular pulse.
CaduceusSubject to falling sickness or epilepsy.
Camp feverTyphus; aka Camp diarrhea
Canine madnessRabies, hydrophobia.
CankerUlceration of mouth or lips or herpes simplex.
CatalepsySeizures /trances.
CatarrhalNose and throat discharge from cold or allergy.
CerebritisInflammation of cerebrum or lead poisoning
ChilblainSwelling of extremities caused by exposure to cold
Child bed feverInfection following birth of a child.
Chin coughWhooping cough.
ChlorosisIron deficiency anemia.
CholeraAcute severe contagious diarrhea with intestinal lining
sloughing.
Cholera morbusCharacterized by nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps,
elevated temperature, etc. Could be appendicitis.
CholecystitusInflammation of the gall bladder
CholelithiasisGall stones
ChoreaDisease characterized by convulsions, contortions and
dancing.
Cold plagueAgue which is characterized by chills
ColicAn abdominal pain and cramping
Congestive chillsMalaria
ConsumptionTuberculosis.
CongestionAny collection of fluid in an organ, like the lungs.
Congestive chillsMalaria with diarrhea.
Congestive feverMalaria.
CorruptionInfection
CoryzaA cold.
CostivenessConstipation
Cramp colic Appendicitis
Crop sicknessOverextended stomach
CroupLaryngitis, diphtheria, or strep throat
CyanosisDark skin color from lack of oxygen in blood
CynancheDiseases of throat
CystitisInflammation of the bladder
Day feverFever lasting one day; sweating sickness
DebilityLack of movement or staying in bed.
DecrepitudeFeebleness due to old age
Delirium tremensHallucinations due to alcoholism
DengueInfectious fever endemic to East Africa
DentitionCutting of teeth
DeplumationTumor of the eyelids which causes hair loss
Diary feverA fever that lasts one day
DiptheriaContagious disease of the throat
DistemperUsually animal disease with malaise, discharge from nose
and throat, anorexia
Dock feverYellow fever
DropsyEdema (swelling), often caused by kidney or heart disease.
Dropsy of the BrainEncephalitis
Dry BellyacheLead poisoning
DyscrasyAn abnormal body condition
DysenteryInflammation of colon with frequent passage of mucous and
blood.
DysorexyReduced appetite
DyspepsiaIndigestion and heartburn.
Heart attack symptoms Dysury Difficulty in urination Eclampsy
Symptoms of epilepsy, convulsions during labor
EcstasyA form of catalepsy characterized by loss of reason
EdemaNephrosis; swelling of tissues
Edema of lungsCongestive heart failure, a form of dropsy
Eel thingErysipelas
ElephantiasisA form of leprosy
EncephalitisSwelling of brain; aka sleeping sickness
Enteric feverTyphoid fever
EnterocolitisInflammation of the intestines
EnteritisInflations of the bowels
EpitaxisNose bleed
ErysipelasContagious skin disease, due to Streptococci with vesicular
and bulbous lesions.
Extravasted bloodRupture of a blood vessel.
Falling sicknessEpilepsy
Fatty LiverCirrhosis of liver
FitsSudden attack or seizure of muscle activity.
FluxAn excessive flow or discharge of fluid like hemorrhage
or diarrhea.
Flux of humour Circulation.
French poxSyphilis
GatheringA collection of pus
Glandular feverMononucleosis
Great poxSyphilis
Green fever /sicknessAnemia
Grippe/gripInfluenza like symptoms
Grocer's itchSkin disease caused by mites in sugar or flour
Heart sicknessCondition caused by loss of salt from body
Heat strokeBody temperature elevates because of surrounding
environment temperature and body does not perspire to
reduce temperature. Coma and death
result if not reversed
Hectical complaintRecurrent fever
HematemesisVomiting blood
HematuriaBloody urine
HemiplegyParalysis of one side of body
Hip goutOsteomylitis
HorrorsDelirium tremens
HydrocephalusEnlarged head, water on the brain
HydropericardiumHeart dropsy
HydrophobiaRabies
HydrothroaxDropsy in chest
HypertrophicEnlargement of organ, like the heart
ImpetigoContagious skin disease characterized by pustules
InanitionPhysical condition resulting from lack of food
Infantile paralysisPolio
Intestinal colicAbdominal pain due to improper diet
Jail feverTyphus
JaundiceCondition caused by blockage of intestines
King's evilTuberculosis of neck and lymph glands
KruchhustenWhooping cough
LagrippeInfluenza.
LockjawTetanus or infectious disease affecting the muscles of
the neck and jaw. Untreated, it is fatal in 8 days.
Long sicknessTuberculosis.
Lues diseaseSyphilis.
Lues veneraVenereal disease.
LumbagoBack pain.
Lung feverPneumoniaL
ung sicknessTuberculosis
Lying in Time of delivery of infant.
Malignant sore throatDiphtheria.
ManiaInsanity.
MarasmusProgressive wasting away of body, like malnutrition.
Membranous CroupDiphtheria
MeningitisInflations of brain or spinal cord
MetritisInflammation of uterus or purulent vaginal discharge
MiasmaPoisonous vapors thought to infect the air
Milk feverDisease from drinking contaminated milk, like undulant
fever or brucellosis
Milk legPost partum thrombophlebitis.
Milk sicknessDisease from milk of cattle which had eaten poisonous
weeds
MormalGangrene
MorphewScurvy blisters on the body
MortificationGangrene of necrotic tissue
MyelitisInflammation of the spine
MyocarditisInflammation of heart muscles
NecrosisMortification of bones or tissue
NephrosisKidney degeneration
NepritisInflammation of kidneys
Nervous prostrationExtreme exhaustion from inability to control physical
and mental activities
NeuralgiaDescribed as discomfort, such as "Headache" was neuralgia in
head.
NostalgiaHomesickness.
PalsyParalysis or uncontrolled movement of controlled muscles.
It was listed as "Cause of death"
ParoxysmConvulsion
PemphigusSkin disease of watery blisters
PericarditisInflammation of heart
PeripneumoniaInflammation of lungs
PeritonotisInflammation of abdominal area
Petechial Fever Fever characterized by skin spotting
Puerperal exhaustionDeath due to childbirth
PhthiriasisLice infestation
PhthisisChronic wasting away or a name for tuberculosis.
PlagueAn acute febrile highly infectious disease with a high fatality
rate.
PleurisyAny pain in the chest area with each breath
PodagraGout
PoliomyelitisPolio
Potter's asthma Fibroid pthisis
Pott's disease Tuberculosis of spine
Puerperal exhaustionDeath due to childbirth
Puerperal feverElevated temperature after giving birth to an infant
Puking feverMilk sickness
Putrid feverDiphtheria.
QuinsyTonsillitis.
Remitting feverMalaria
RheumatismAny disorder associated with pain in joints
RicketsDisease of skeletal system
Rose coldHay fever or nasal symptoms of an allergy.
Rotanny fever(Child's disease) ???
RubeolaGerman measles
Sanguineous crustScab
ScarlatinaScarlet fever
Scarlet feverA disease characterized by red rash
Scarlet rashRoseola
SciaticaRheumatism in the hips
ScirrhusCancerous tumors
ScotomyDizziness, nausea and dimness of sight
Scrivener's palsyWriter's cramp
ScrewsRheumatism
ScrofulaTuberculosis of neck lymph glands. Progresses slowly with
abscesses and fistulas develop.
Young person's disease ScrumpoxSkin disease, impetigo
ScurvyLack of vitamin C. Symptoms of weakness, spongy gums
and hemorrhages under skin
SepticemiaBlood poisoning
ShakesDelirium tremens
ShakingChills, ague
ShinglesViral disease with skin blisters
Ship feverTyphus
SiriasisInflammation of the brain due to sun exposure
SloesMilk sickness
Small poxContagious disease with fever and blisters
Softening of brainResult of stroke or hemorrhage in the brain, with an end
result of the tissue softening in that area.
Sore throat distemperDiphtheria or quinsy
Spanish influenzaEpidemic influenza
SpasmsSudden involuntary contraction of muscle or group of
muscles, like a convulsion
Spina bifidaDeformity of spine
Spotted feverEither typhus or meningitis
SprueTropical disease characterized by intestinal disorders and
sore throat
St. Anthony's fireAlso erysipelas, but named so because of affected skin
areas are bright red in appearance.
St. Vitas danceCeaseless occurrence of rapid complex jerking movements
performed involuntary
StomatitisInflammation of the mouth
Stranger's feverYellow fever
StrangeryRupture
Sudor anglicusSweating sickness
Summer complaintDiarrhea, usually in infants caused by spoiled milk.
SunstrokeUncontrolled elevation of body temperature due to environment
heat. Lack of sodium in the body is a
predisposing cause.
Swamp sicknessCould be malaria, typhoid or encephalitis
Sweating sicknessInfectious and fatal disease common to UK in 15th century
TetanusInfectious fever characterized by high fever, headache and
dizziness
ThrombosisBlood clot inside blood vessel
ThrushChildhood disease characterized by spots on mouth, lips and throat
Tick feverRocky mountain spotted fever
Toxemia of pregnancyEclampsia
Trench mouthPainful ulcers found along gum line, Caused by poor
nutrition and poor hygiene
Tussis convulsivaWhooping cough
TyphusInfectious fever characterized high fever, headache, and
dizziness
VariolaSmallpox
VenesectionBleeding
Viper's dance/St. Vitus Dance Water on brain/Enlarged head
White swellingTuberculosis of the bone
Winter feverPneumonia
Womb feverInfection of the uterus.
Worm fitConvulsions associated with teething, worms, elevated
temperature or diarrhea.
Yellow jacketYellow fever.

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