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From: Mary A Grindol< >
Subject: [NYSCHOHA-L] Medical terminology
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 10:33:56 -0400
On Sun, 19 Jul 1998 11:46:31 -0400 "Joseph E. Smith"
<<Just a follow up to the very helpful list recently posted. I've got a
client who has one ancestor's cause of death shown as "gravel" and
another ancestor who's cause is shown as "poisoned by Paris Green". Both
people passed between 1820 and 1860. The "gravel" has me stumped and I'm
wondering if the "Paris Green" was something used on the farm (or maybe
a farmhand!) Comments invited.>>
While I have neither illness recorded on my several lists, my feeling is
that "gravel" relates to either kidney stones or gall stones. Seems like
I've heard it.
As for "Paris Green" - have never heard it but I do have a list that
calls anemia "green sickness."
Mary (Registered Nurse)
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