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    36 yo female,1847. Cause of death on certificate "Consumption Indefinite Certified"

    Any suggestions as to where Indefinite, comes into it, would be welcome.



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    'Indefinite' relates to the duration of the illness. Consumption was a long, slow killer. Other illnesses would sometimes give a number of years, weeks or days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee10 View Post
    'Indefinite' relates to the duration of the illness. Consumption was a long, slow killer. Other illnesses would sometimes give a number of years, weeks or days.
    Thank you.



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    Tuberculosis.

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