'Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms' examines the history and evolution of death certificates. When did they start? What is on them? What were the legal requirements? What does it mean when a death is certified? Why aren't all deaths certified?
It also gives meanings to a number of archaic terms found on death certificates such as cachexia, breakbone fever, byssinosis, coeliac passion, dipsomania, inanition and Potter's Rot.
1. Evolution of death certificates - England - Australia - United States of America
2. Getting the most out of the death certificate or 'buyer beware'3. Access to death indexes and/or certificates - Australia - England and Wales4. Occupational causes of death5. Classifications of causes of death6. Further avenues of research - Newspapers - Probate files - Internet Archive - Certificate Exchange - Online websites7. Glossary of Some Archaic Medical Terms
Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms - ebook (coming soon)