Old Names for Illnesses and Causes of Death
A little over a hundred years ago, it occurred to someone that it would be useful to have a good set of standardized terms for these things. Thus a book was produced containing all the various sorts of deadly maladies. The link below will take you to a Google e-book. In the sidebar to the left of the book, there's a "search in this book" box where you can enter the cause of death from a death certificate. You'll see where that particular cause of death fits within the classification system. Fun with nosology!
Manual of the International List of Causes of Death: Based on the Second Decennial Revision by the International Commission, Paris, July 1 to 3, 1909 (Google eBook)
- Author: Cressy Livingston Wilbur; United States. Bureau of the Census.; International Commission for the Decennial Revision of Nosological Nomenclature.
- Publisher: Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1913.
Physicians' Handbook on Birth and Death Registration Containing International List of Causes of Death (Google eBook)
- United States. Bureau of the Census
- U.S. Government Printing Office, 1939