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Subject: Re: Another Cause of Death Question
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 1996 03:40:38 GMT
In article <>,
(John Whitehand) wrote:
> Hello !
> L>Subject: Another Cause of Death Question
> L>Organization: Central Virginia's Free-Net
> L>Have a 1896 death record that gives "Lithermia" as cause of
> L>death - have looked at local medical sources and on Cyndi's web
> L>thing similar - any
> Just a couple of ideas..
> Lith= Stone eg Gall/kidney etc
> Thermia =pertaining to fever. eg Hyper/hypo thermia
> My guess is that it could relate to a Fever that has emanated from an
> inflammation similar to what is today referred to as Chemical
> peritonitis that develops when a perforation of the Gall Bladder
> trusting I have not confused the issue to much
> ~ OLXWin 1.00b ~ -If People say I'm Apathetic- I don't Care!!
According to my pocket medical dictionary, "lithiasis" is the formation of
calculi and concretions, as gallstones. I believe John has hit it on the
head - the gall blader probably was diseased and ruptured, spreading
infection throughout the body. Yuk.