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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Heritage Scrapbooking

Part II- Heritage Scrapbooking- Outdated Medical Terms

When searching old records especially medical documents, you may come across outdated medical terms that are unfamiliar terms to you. Below are just a few of these terms. There are reference books in the library as well as online websites where you can reference more information if you come across these terms

Outdated Term                                    New Term                      

camp fever                                           typhus

bad blood                                             syphilis

lung fever                                             pneumonia

remitting fever                                      malaria

mania                                                    insanity

quinsy                                                   tonsilitis

lock jaw                                                tetanus

dropsy                                                   congestive heart failure

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