SOURCE: Webster's New International Dictionary,
Reference History Edition (Springfield, Massachusetts: G. & C.
Merriam Company, 1910).
- Abscess (Abcess/ Abcess of Stomach/ Abscess of
Brain) - A circumscribed collection of pus, in any part of the
body, formed by the disintegration and stretching of the tissues,
usually due to injury, toxication or infection from bacteria.
- Accident/ Accidental/ Acct. Injury
- Acute (Consumption)/ Acute (Gas-)/ Acute
(Pneumonia) - An acute condition is attended with symptoms of
some degree of severity and coming to a crisis. Could be acute
gastroenteritis - occuring in the hot months and characterized by
vomiting and purging, with gripings and cramps; bilious,
European, or summer cholera; cholera nostras. Usually caused by
imprudence in the diet. See also
- Angina Pectoris - A peculiarly painful disease, so
named from a sense of suffocating contraction or tightening of
the lower part of the chest. It is usually associated with
organic changes in the heart or great blood vessels.
- Apoplexy (Apoloplexy/ Apop. Fit/ Apoplepy/
- A sudden diminution or loss of consciousness,
sensation, and voluntary motion, usually caused by
extravasation of blood or serum into the brain or spinal
- The condition of any organ or tissue marked by an
effusion of blood into its substance as in of the lung.
Cerebral: disturbance of brain circulation as by hemorrhage,
embolism ot thrombosis.
- Appendicitis (Appendcites/ Appendecits/
Appendicetis) -Inflammation of the vermiform appendix, either
acute or chronic, occurs in the following pathological varieties:
Catarrhal (mildest), Ulcerative, Perforative, and Gangrenous
(gravest). See also Catarrh.
- Appoletise - unknown spelling.
- Asthma - A disease characterized by difficulty of
breathing (due to spasmodic contraction of the bronchi) recurring
at intervals, accompanied with a wheezing sound, a sense of
constriction in the chest, a cough, and expectoration.
- B. Consumption - See comsumption.
- Bled to death
- Blood Clot/ Blood Clot on Brain
- Blood Poison - See Septicaemia.
- Body Trouble
- Born Dead - See still born.
- Bowels - Not a condition to be defined. See
- Brain Fever (Brain Disease/ Brain Trouble)
- Fever in which the brain is specially affected; any acute
cerebral affection attended by fever.
- Bright's Disease (Bright s disease/
Bright's) - Any of several forms of disease of the kidney
attended with albumin in the urine, including especially acute
and chronic nonsuppurative nephritis. See chronic
- Bronchitis (Bronchitus/ Brouckne Trou-) -
Imflammation, acute or chronic, of the bronchial tubes or any
part of them.
- Burned to Death
- Bursting of Blood Vessel - See rupture.
- Cancer (Cancer and Dropsy/ Cancer of Breast/ Cancer
of Stomach/ Cancerous Tumor) - Formerly, any malignant growth,
especially one attended with a great pain and ulceration, with
cachexia and progressive emaciation...Now, a malignant tumor
having it's origin in the epithelial tissue and invading any of
the surrounding structures.
- Catarrh (Catarah/ Catarrah/ Catarrh of Brain/
Catarrh of Head/ Catarrh of Stomach/ Catarrh on the Breast/
Catarrk/ Catarrk Pneumonia) - An inflammatory affection of any
mucous membrane, in which there are congetion, swelling, and an
alteration in the quantity and quality of mucous secreted. In
America, especially, a chronic inflammation of, and
hypersecretion from the membranes of nose or air passages. in
England, an acute influenza, resulting from a cold and attended
with cough, thirst, lassitude and watery eyes; also, the cold
itself. Catarrh Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung
tissue associated with catarrh and with marked evidences of
inflammation of the bronchial membranes - often chronic.
- Chal. - unknown.
- Child Com/ Child Comp./ Child. Complications/Childs
Complaints - unknown meaning.
- Childs Cough - A cough is a sudden, noisy, and
violent expulsion of air from the chest, caused by irritation in
the air passages, or by the reflex action of nervous or gastric
disorder, etc. See croup.
- Cholera - Any of a number of diseases; - usually
with a distinguishing word. For example, see "Cholera
- Cholera Infantum (Cholera Inf/ Cholera
Infan/ Cholera Infant/ Cholera Infantile/ Cholera Infantium/
Cholera Infantom) - a disease of infants prevailing in Summer and
characterized by vomiting, uncontrollable diarrhea and collapse.
The predisposing cause appears to be the hot weather. it is
especially fatal in large cities.
- Chronic (Diarrhea/ Chronic Gastretis/ Chronic
Gastria Catarrah/ Chronic Gastritis/Chronic Illness) - A chronic
condition is of a disease of long duration or characterized by
slowly progressing symptoms. See diarrhea, gastritis, and
gastric catarrh below.
- Chronic Hydrocephalus (Chronic
Hydracipliolus) - Dropsy of the brain especially the ventricles.
It is most frequent in infancy and often enlarges the head
enormously. It is du, usually, to tubercular meningitis and is
marked by atrophy of brain, mental weakness and convulsions.
- Chronic Nephritis (Chronic Nephriatic) -
Inflammation of the kidneys, acute or chronic...Recoveries are
frequent unless fitting of Bright's Disease. See Bright's
- Clonic (Cloni of Disease) - Having irregular,
convulsive motion as clonic, spasm...a sign of certain
- Cold (in Jaw) - A disorderd condition, generally of
the respiratory tract, produced by exposure; a catarrh.
- Complication of Diseases (Com of Disease/ Com. of
Dis./ Com. of Diseases/ Combination of Dis./ Comp of Diseases/
Comp. of Dis./ Comp. of Disease/ Comp. of Diseases/ Complication/
Complications/ Complicatoin/ Con of Dis-) - See disease;
otherwise unknown meaning.
- Con. of Bowels/ Con. of Bowels & Liver Trouble -
See bowels, hardening of the liver; otherwise unknown
- Concussion (of Brain) - A condition of lowered
functional activity without visible structural changes produced
in an organ by a shock, as by a fall or blow.
- Confinement - No medical definition.
- Congestion (Cong. of Lungs/ Congestion of Brain/
Congestion of Liver/ Conjestion) - Overfullness of the capillary
and other blood vessels, etc., in any locality or organ (often
producing other morbid symptoms); local hyperaemia, as, arterial
congestion, venous congestion, congestion of the lungs.
- Convulsions (Connvulsions) -
- Spasmodic contraction of the muscles; cramp; tetanus.
- A more or less widely distributed unnatural, violent,
or involuntary contraction or series of contraction of the
- Consumption - A progressive wasting away of the
body, especially that attended upon pulmonary phthisis, called
pulmonary consumption; hence pulmonary phthisis or tuberculosis.
See Phthisis, Tuberculosis.
- Cronic Trouble
- Croup (Croup Pneumonia) - Any affection of the
larynx or trachea, accompanied by a hoarse, ringing cough and
stridulous, difficulty breathing; especially, such an affection
when associated with the development of a false membrane in the
air passages. See Diphtheria.
- Crushed Both Lumps - unknown (?lungs).
- Crushed Land Bank
- Debility - State or quality of being weak;
weakness; feebleness; languor.
- Diabetes (Diabetis) - A disease which is attended
with a persistent; excessive discharge of urine containing no
- Diarrhea - A morbidly frequent and profuse
discharge of loose or fluid evacuations from the intestines,
without teresmus; a purging or looseness of the bowels.
- Diphtheria (Diphoheria/ Diptheris/ Dipthlheria/
Duptratitheria/ Dyptheris/ Dyptratheria) - An acute, febrile,
infectious disease in which the air passages, and especially, the
throat, become coated with a fasle membrane produced by the
solidification of an inflammatory exudation. It is caused by a
specific microorganism, the Klebs-Loffler bacillus.
- Disease (of Brain) - An alteration in the state of
thebody or of some of its organs, interrupting or disturbing the
performance of the vital functions.
- Dropsy (Dropsey/ Dropsy in the Leg/ Dropsy of the
Brain) - An unnatural accumulation of serous fluid in any serous
cavity of the body, or in the subcutaneous cellular tissue. The
various forms of dropsy affecting different parts of the body are
designated by specific names.
- Drowned/ Drowning
- Dysentery (Disentory/ Dysenterry) - A disease
attended with fever, inflammation, and ulceration of the large
intstine and characterized by griping pains, constant desire to
evacuate bowels and the discharge of mucus and blood.
- Enlarged Palate - unknown meaning.
- Enlargement of Glands
- Enteritis (Enters Colitis) - Inflammation of the
- Epilespsy - A chronic functional disease
characterized by paroxysms or fits, occuring at intervals, and
attended by sudden loss of consciousness and convulsive motions
of the muscles.
- Eriseafnois - unknown spelling.
- Erysipelas (Erysipelis) - St. Anthony's Fire, an
acute febrile disease accompanied with a diffused inflammation of
the skin and mucous membranes. Contagious and often epidemic.
- Eurema - Could be uremia:
- Exhaustion - To drain metaphorically as in one's
- Farm dice - unknown meaning.
- Fatty exempotion of the heart - unknown meaning.
- Fits (Fitts) - A sudden violent attack of a
disorder; a stroke of disease, especially epilepsy or apoplexy,
which produces convulsions or unconsciousness. See epilepsy,
- Fractured Skull
- Gangrene - Mortification of a part of the body
caused by interference of local nutrition.
- Gas of stomach
- Gastric Catarrah (Gastic Catarah) - Of or
pertaining to or situated near the stomach. See catarrh.
- Gastritis - Inflammation of the stomach; especially
of its mucous membrane.
- General Debility (Gen Debility/ Gen.
Debil./ Gen. Delibilty/ Gen. Disability/ General Disability/
Genl. Debility) - See debility.
- Grip (Gripp) - A spasm of pain. See
- Grippe - The influenza or epidemic catarrh.
- Hardness of liver - Possibly cirrhosis which is a
disease of the liver in which it becomes unusually more dense and
fibrous and undergoes degeneration taking on a granular yellow
appearance due to coloring of the acini by bile pigments.
- Heart Ailment
- Heart Clot
- Heart Disease / Heart Disiease
- Heart Failure / Heart Failure and
- Heart Trouble
- Heat Prostration
- Heat Trouble - unclear if this refers to "heat" or
- Hemorrhage (Hem of Bowels/ Hemorage/ Hemorrhage of
Lungs) - Any discharge of blood from the blood vessels.
- Indigestion - Lack of digestion; a failure in the
normal changes undergone by food in the alimentary canal;
- Inf. Kidneys - ?inflammation. See nephritis,
inflammation, Bright's Disease.
- Inf. Rheumatism - ?inflammation. See Rhuematism,
- Infection in Bladder -
- Infirmity of Age - See old age, internally
- Infl. of Bowels/ Inflaimaiton of Fowilies/ Inflam Bowls/
Inflammation of the Bowels/ Inflation of Bowels/ Inflimation of
the b----/ Inflmination of Bowels - See inflammation,
- Inflammation (of Lungs/ Inflam. of Bladder/
Inflamation/ Inflamation of Brain) - A morbid condition
consisting in congestion of blood vessels and exudation of serum
and blood corpuscles with resulting hyperplasia (increased WBC
count). It is manifested outwardly by redness and swelling
attended with heat and pain.
- Injury - Injuries by Falling/ Injury of Spine
- Insanity - Insanity takes so many forms that a
satisfactory rigid or narrow definition can not be made. It may
be congenital, as idiocy, or acquired. It does not include
certain states of transitory mental disorder, such as trances,
epilepsy, hysteria, delusions, etc. insanity may be due to
defective development, acquired disease or natural decay.
- Insomnia - Prolonged inability to obtain due sleep.
- Interic Fever - If meant as enteric, of or
pertaining to the ... alimentary canal; intestinal.
- Internal Injuries
- Internally Infirmed - Infirmed is not a medical
term meaning not firm or sound physically; weak;
frail...especially as a result of age.
- Inward Cancer - See cancer.
- Inward Pressure
- Inward Spasms - See spasms.
- Kicked by a Horse
- Kidney Disease (Kidney Comp./ Kidney Trouble/
Kidneyy Trouble) - See chronic nephritis, Bright's
- Killed by Cars
- Killed on Railroad / Killed on RR/ Killed on
Wilmington & Northern Railroad/ Killed Reading Railroad
- La Grippe - See grippe.
- Leukumia of Blood
- Liver Disease (Liver Trouble) - See disease,
hardness of liver.
- Lock Jaw (Lockjaw) - A variety of tetanus in which
the jaws are locked rigidly together; trismus.
- Lung Trouble - See disease, bronchitis.
- Marasmus (Marasamus/ Marasumus/ Merasmus/ Miasma/
Mirasmus) - Progressive emaciation and general wasting due to
enfeebled constitution rather than any specific or ascertainable
- Marringitis - See meningitis; could also be
- Measles (Measles & Consumption) - A contagious
febrile disorder, commencing with catarrhal symptoms, ascoryza,
conjunctivitis, and cough and marked by the appearance on the
third day of an eruption of distinct red circular spots.
- Membraneous Croup/ Memb. Croup/ Membrain Croup/
Membrarrous croup - See croup.
- Meningitis (Menegetes/ Menengetis/ Meningetis/
Meningitus of the Brain/ Meningitus of the Brain/ Menngatis) - An
inflammation of the meninges which are the membranes enveloping
the brain and spinal cord.
- Mind Failure - See insantiy; could be brain
- Mumb. Group - See membraneous croup.
- Natural Causes/ Natural Injure
- Nervous Prostration - Prostration is the act of
lying flat. Figuratively, can be a great depression. No medical
- Neuralgia of the Heart - A very acute pain;
exacerbating or intermitting which follows the course of a
nervous branch and extends to its ramifications.
- Obstruction of Bowels - See bowels.
- Old Age (2x) - See internally infirmed.
- Palsy - See Paralysis
- Paralysis (Para etc/ Para of Brain/ Paralatic
Stroke/ Paraletic Stroke/ Paralisis/ Paralitic Stroke/
Parallysis/ Paralyis/ Paralysis of Heart/ Paralysis of Thoat./
Paraylsis/ Paresis/ Parletic stroke/ Parlyetic/ parylasis) -
- Abolition of function, whether complete or partial;
especially, the loss of the power of voluntary motion...or
of sensation...in any part of the body.
- A chronic, progressive, nervous disease, occuring in
advanced life and marked by muscular tremor and weakness and
a peculiar gait termed festination; Parkinson's Disease.
- Peatoris - unknown spelling.
- Pendicitis - See appendicitis.
- Peritonitis (Perationitis/ Pereontis/ Peribonetis/
Peritometichs/ Peritonetis/ Pertonites) - Inflammation of the
smooth transparent serous membrane that lines the cavity of the
- Phapopolexy - See apoplexy.
- Phthisic - A wasting or consumption of the tissue;
-formerly applied to many wasting diseases, but now usually
restricted to pulmonary phthisis or consumption. See
- Pistol Shot
- Pleurisy -
- Pneumonia (Pneumnonia) - Inflammation of the lungs;
usually due to infection.
- Preititis - unknown spelling.
- Premature/ Premature Birth
- Pulm. Croup - See croup.
- Pyrontus - unknown spelling.
- Quinsy - An inflammation of the throat, or parts
adjacent; especially, of the fauces or tonsils, attended by
swelling, painful and impeded deglutition and inflammatory fever;
- Railroad/ Railroad Wreck
- Ran Over by Car
- Rheumatism (Rhemmatism/ Rheru of the Heart/ Rheumational
Heart/ Rheumatiski) - A constitutional disease, which may be
acute, subacute or chronic manifesting itself in a variety of
morbid states and characterized by pain of various types.
Objective symptoms may be fever, local redness, and swelling when
acute,...great deformity may result. The disease attacks joints,
muscles, or serous structures.
- Rupture (Ruptur of Blood Vessel/ Rupturn Gall) -
Hernia; otherwise refers to a breaking.
- Salt Rheum (Salt Rume) - Any of various cutaneous
eruptions; especially those of eczema.
- Scarlet Fever - An acute contagious febrile disease
characterized by inflammation of the fauces and a scarlet rash
appearing usually on the second day and ending in desquamation
about the sixth or seventh day; scarletina. It is frequently
complicated with disease of the kidney.
- Scrofula - A morbid condition of a tuberculan
nature manifesting itself especially in a chronic enlargement and
cheesy degeneration of the lymphatic glands, particularly of
those of the neck, with a tendnecy to the develpoment of chronic
intractable inflammations of the skin, mucous membrane, bones,
joints, and other parts; Tuberculosis Lymphadenitis; King's Evil.
It is most common in childhood.
- Senile (Debility/ Senile Disability) - Of or
pertaining to, proceeding from or chance of old age or the
infirmities of old age. See internally infirmed.
- Septicaemia (Septacunines) - A poisoned condition
of the blood due to pathogenic bacteria; blood poisoning. marked
by chills, fever, prostration and inflammation of the serous
membranes and of the lungs, kidneys and other organs.
- Sick from Birth
- Softening of Brain (Sofening of the Brain/ Soft of
Brain) - A localized softening of the brain substance due to
hemorrhage or inflammation. three stages: red, yellow, and white.
- Spasm (Spasms) - An involuntary and unnatural
contraction of one or more muscles or muscular fibers.
- Spinal Meningitis (Spinal/ Spinal Disease/ Spinal
Menagitis/ Spinal Menangitis/ Spinal Menegitis/ Spinal
Meningetis/ Spinal Meningitus/ Spinal Trouble/ Spine Meningitus)
- See meningitis; could also be a severing of spinal cord
or other disease.
- Still Born (Stillborn) - The birth of a dead fetus.
- Stomach Trouble
- Strangulated Hernia (Strangulate Harnie) - A hernia
so compressed in some part of the channel through which it
protrudes as to arrest its circulation and cause swelling of the
protruded part. A hernia is a protrusion consisting of an organ
or part projecting through some natural or accidental opening in
the walls of it natural cavity, as in of brain, lungs, bowels.
- Strangulation (Strangulization) - inordinate
compression or constriction of a tube or part, as of the throat,
especially such as causes suspension of breathing or of the
passage of contents.
- Stroke -
- Struck by Engine/ Struck with Cars
- Summer-com/ Summer Complaint - Could be acute
- Sunstroke - An affection, often fatal, due to
exposure to the sun or excessive heat and marked by sudden
prostration with symptoms like those of apoplexy.
- Tenility - See senility.
- Tuberculosis (Tubuculos of Brain) - An infectious
disease...cause of which is the tubercle bacillus...pulmonary
phthisis or consumption. Amonog the most frequent sights of
tuberculosis are the lungs, intestinal tract, lymphatic glands,
serous membranes, bones, skin, brain, fallopian tubes, uterus and
spleen. Symptoms vary with localization. The disease affects,
besides men, many of the lower animals, as cattle, hogs, dogs,
cats, monkeys, rabbits, and guinea pigs.
- Tumor (Tumor by Ears/ Tumor in the Stomach) - An
abnormal mass of tissue not inflammed and independent in
character arising without obvious cause from cells of preexisting
tissue possessing no physiologic function and characteristically
unrestrained in growth and structure.
- Typhoid Fever (Typhiod Fever/ Typhoid/ Typhoid
Pneumonia) - An infectious febrile disease caused by a bacillus
introduced into the system with the food or drinking water and
characterized by catarrh of intestines, enlargement and necrosis
of the Peyerian glands, enlarged spleen and mesenteric glands...a
peculiar eruption appearing on the seventh to eleventh days
consisting of small, slightly elevated rose colored spots which
disappear on pressure and come out in successive crops and often
diarrhea with discharges resembling pea soup in appearance;
- Ulcerated Stomach
- Vertigo - Dizziness or swimming of the head...the
person affected finds it difficult to maintain erect posture;
often preceeds attacks of epilepsy or cerebral hemorrhage.
- Wasting of Flesh - See consumption,
- Water on Brain - See chronic hydrocephalous.
- Whooping Cough - An infectious disease usually of childhood
characterized by violent convulsive cough returning by fits and
consisting of several expirations; followed by a sonorous
inspiration or whoop; pertusis.
- Wine Disease
- Womb of Blood
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