certificates it can be hard to determine what actually caused the death due to the usage of some archaic terms not normally used today.
Sometimes it is a case the cause given is more of a symptom seen, as many of these certificates were issued before knowledge of infectious diseases. So seeing the "Black Pox" the "Blue Pox" etc is not unusual or even 'Act of God'
To celebrate the release of the second edition of my book Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms I am going to share some terms here, with another 1500 terms plus available in the book.
The book also examines the history and evolution of death certificates. When did they start? What is on them and why it can be a case of "Buyer Beware". What were the legal requirements? What does it mean when a death is certified? Why aren't all deaths certified?
This title is available in book form from several retailers across the world, along with titles from many other excellent genealogy authors.
The outlets are: Gould Genealogy (Australia)
My History (UK)
Global Genealogy (Canada)
Maia's Books (United States)
It is also available as an ebook from gen-ebooks