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Outdated Medical Terminology

Over time, many disease names have changed. Below is a list of some of the old terms that you may come across and their current names.

Outdated Medical TermCurrent Medical Term
bad bloodsyphilis
blood poisoningsepticemia (overwhelming bacterial infection
Bright's Diseaseglomerulonephritis (serious kidney disease)
consumptiontuberculosis, pulmonary
cretinismhypothyroidism, congenital
dropsycongestive heart failure
fatty livercirrhosis
glandular fevermononucleosis
grippeinfluenza (flu)
jail fevertyphus
lock jawtetanus
lung feverpneumonia
lung sicknesstuberculosis
plague/black deathBubonic plague
Pott's diseasetuberculosis of the spinal vertebrae
quinsystreptococcal tonsillitis
scrofulatuberculosis of the neck lymph nodes
toxemia of pregnancyeclampsia (high blood pressure & seizures)

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Individual ReportIndividual Report
Family Group SheetFamily Questionnaire
Pedigree ChartResearch Worksheet
Relationship DiagramMilitary Records Checklist
Marriage IndexSample Letter to Family
Sample Request Letter to InstitutionFamily Correspondence Log
Deed Index - GrantorsDeed Index - Grantees
Research Request Correspondence LogCemetery Transcription Form
Research CalendarArtifacts & Heirlooms in others possession
Ohio Cemetery Project Form
Census Forms  
Census Checklist
1851 - CanadaBritish
1901 - CanadaIreland (1901 or 1911)