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Old 11-20-2006, 09:00 AM
cranston cranston is offline
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Originally Posted by cckerberos
Well, the OED gives "a term for inflammation of the brain, Ďand also for other fevers, as typhus, with brain complicationsí", so perhaps typhus?
It is interesting to read the old descriptions of cuase of death and speculate what their modern, true terminology would be;

'Apoplexy' was usually a stroke

'Neuralgia' must be chronic depression.

'Blasphemous female pollution' probably something to do with periods.