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  1. skeletal remains

    Can any one tell me how accurately a persons height can be determined from a complete skeleton? I am guessing fairly accurately! but is it 100% accurate? Thanks Graham.

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 29-02-2016 7:26 PM
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  2. Lip cancer terminology query

    On the death certificate, there is just one word I can't read. The poor man died of lower lip cancer which spread to his lymph glands and then a heart attack. It's a word that seems to begin with an E and ends with 'lioma'? It looks a bit like 'Essuthlioma of Lip (Lower). Any ideas, please?

    Started by Jessie 888‎, 14-01-2016 3:26 PM
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  3. Hospital patients in census returns

    Good evening I understand that the census record people actually physically present at a certain address on the night of the census. Presumably then everybody is listed somewhere, either at home or visiting. I have come up against a brick wall with a couple of female ancestors (married)....

    Started by mamiesue‎, 09-12-2015 7:27 PM
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  4. St. George's Hospital, Queens Ward

    I recently learnt that my great great grandmother, Eliza Cracknell (born Davy) fell ill on consumption and was admitted to the St. George's Hospital, Queen's Ward, in 1843. She normally lived in Westminster, London. I can't seem to pinpoint which St. George's Hospital, and I can't find a...

    Started by PamG‎, 11-08-2015 2:05 AM
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  5. How could I find Dr. Holloway pre 1640?

    Dr. John Holloway (Hollowaye, Halloway, etc) came from England to Virginia at least by 1637 when he cured an ulcer in the throat of my ancestor, John Nuthall. The good Dr. Holloway died in 1643, and his widow, Elizabeth, became one of my grandmothers way back when she married John Nuthall and...

    Started by charlie64‎, 06-06-2015 9:07 PM
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  6. Cause of death - Fever in the Spirits?

    Happily just found a burial record for an ancestor on Anc*. She died in Hornby, Lancs. in 1791 of consumption. The second entry on the page gives the cause of death as "Fever in the Spirits" (capitals as recorded). Anyone come across this term before? I never have. The next one is recorded as...

    Started by DianaCanada‎, 08-12-2014 10:48 PM
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  7. Question Death from Tuberculosis in a Mental Hospital

    The story in my family is that my uncle became ill & as a result had to go to the local mental hospital where he died in 1937.aged 35 years So far so good sent for death cert expecting to see syphillus or some other possible cause. However the death Cert shows Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Was mental...

    Started by AnnHood‎, 05-09-2014 2:25 PM
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    08-09-2014, 2:55 PM Go to last post
  8. Pyrena

    Can anyone please identify a medical condition which is mentioned in a newspaper report of 1917 concerning a soldier? It says, "He has been in England for some months owing to pleurisy and pyrena." I have Googled 'pyrena' and come up with nothing medical. (I have checked the scan I took of this...

    Started by Clarinetguy‎, 18-04-2014 8:19 PM
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    27-05-2014, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  9. Criminal lunatic

    (Moderators please move this if you think it should be somewhere else.) Oh dear! How was one classified a criminal lunatic? What crimes may they have committed? Where would they have been tried? I have just decided that the following criminal lunatic is almost certainly my ancestor. ...

    Started by spison‎, 03-01-2011 8:28 AM
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  10. Military doctors

    Can anyone suggest how I can research the staff at the Neath Military Hospital when I don't know their names?

    Started by Neathant‎, 03-04-2014 3:07 PM
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  11. Amelia Billings

    Miss Billings was Matron of 3rd Western Military Hospital at Neath during WW1. She was presented with the Royal Red Cross Medal Class 1.Does anyone have any more information?

    Started by Neathant‎, 27-02-2014 8:50 PM
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  12. WW1 Scottish Medical Database

    I have just had notification that WW1 Scottish Medical Database listing: Index of Doctors in Scotland During The First World War has been put online at http://smsec.rcpe.ac.uk/

    Started by Pandad‎, 22-11-2013 12:06 PM
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  13. Smile Dr. F J WALDEN, Australasian Club Edinburgh

    Can anybody give me information about the Australasian Club in Edinburgh please? I know it was accommodation for Australian and NZ medical students at the University. Does anyone know the address of the club in the 1880's or if it is possible to get any club records from that time. I am...

    Started by flowerpotmum‎, 25-02-2013 12:10 PM
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    I have several photographs of patients in Ronkswood taken in about 1945-48. This hospital was for servicement who had been injured and needed further hospitalisation. My father was in there for several years, he had plastic surgery and reconstruction work. Anyone interested I can pass on.

    Started by casperthedog‎, 29-08-2012 3:43 PM
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  15. causes of death

    i have been getting help tracing some of my ancestors in the brick wall section http://www.british-genealogy.com/forums/showthread.php/74206-need-help-tracing-ancestors is there any easy way to find out causes of death because i am trying to trace the route of the breast cancer gene through my...

    Started by lillias luke‎, 14-07-2012 9:49 PM
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    13-08-2012, 4:37 PM Go to last post
  16. Help with cause of death, please

    I have a 57-year-old man, a merchant who seems to have been on a business trip at the time, where cause of death is listed as what looks to me like "Nusmic convulsions". I can't find anything that might tell me what that is! Can anyone help, please? http://...

    Started by Mary Anne‎, 04-07-2012 6:04 PM
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    04-07-2012, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  17. Genetic Disorders

    I have just had, because of a high iron/ferratin count, genetic testing for Hemachromatosis and although, thankfully I am OK I do carry a mutated gene, making me a carrier of the disorder. I had little knowledge of this thing before all this came about but I am astounded at the numbers of people...

    Started by lawsue‎, 03-07-2012 6:04 AM
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  18. Charles Darwin's Maternal Ancestry

    Charles Darwin (1809-82) suffered from a chronic debilitating illness for much of his adult life. Many different diagnoses have been proposed for this illness but the most fitting is that of the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. He also had symptoms of the MELAS syndrome. Both these syndromes may be caused...

    Started by haymanj‎, 26-04-2012 5:13 AM
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  19. st pancras hosp for children

    Does anyone know which hospital in the district of st pancras would have treated a newborn baby in 1921? There is a baby on a branch of my tree who is born in Epping and dies within 3 months - the registration is in st pancras so i assume that's where the hospital is. I know I could solve this by...

    Started by nataliew‎, 10-10-2010 10:10 PM
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  20. Synocha Hydrothorax

    Received a death certificate for an ancestor yesterday - she died in 1850, age 59, of synocha hydrothorax. Anyone have a clue about what this might be? I had no success with googling, think maybe synocha is fever? Any help appreciated.

    Started by DianaCanada‎, 06-03-2012 3:04 PM
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