'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
2. Occupational Causes of Death
3. Classifications of Causes of Death
4. Comparison of Death Certificates
5. Obtaining Death Certificates
6. Further Avenues of Research
7. Glossary of Some Archaic Medical Terms