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Italian/English Glossary of Causes of Death and other Archaic Medical Terms

Italian Term

English Translation

afte Thrush; Aphtha; Vesicular Stomatitis.
angina pectoris Angina pectoris
angina tonsillare Quincy, Cynanche Tonsillaris.

annegato

Drowned

antrace Anthrax. [A System of Practical Medicine, Pepper, 1885].
antrace carbonchiosa Anthrax
antracosi Anthracosis, Miner's pneumoconiosis
apoplessia Apoplexy, Apoplectic fit, Seizure, Stroke
artrite Arthritis, Gout
ascesso Abscess

asma

Asthma

attacco

Seizure

Ballo Di San Vito St. Vitus's dance; chorea major; dancing mania. [Tuke1892]
bronchite Bronchitis

caduto

Fallen

cancero della bocca Cancrum Oris; Grangrenous Stomatitis.
cancrena Gangrene, Canker

cancro

Cancer

catarro Catarrh, Rheum
clorosi Chlorosis

colera

Cholera

colÚra asiatico Asiatic Cholera in Italy. [Cruveilhier on Cholera, 1833]
colica Colic
colica Colic

convulsione

Convulsion

debolezza della vecchiaia

Weakness of old age

dengue Dengue, Dengue fever

dentizione

Teething

diarrea

Diarrhea

difterite

Diphtheria

dissenteria

Dysentery

Ŕ morto

Died

empiema Empyema

enfiagione

Swelling

enfisema Emphysema

epatite

Hepatitis

epilessia

Epilepsy

erisipela Erysipelas

ernia

Hernia, rupture

faringitide Pharyngitis

febbre

Ague, Fever

febbre gialla Yellow fever
febbre puerperale Puerperal Fever. [Erysipelas and Child-Bed Fever, Minor, 1874].
Febbre Soporoso-convulsiva Cerebro-Spinal Fever. [A Treatise on the Continued Fevers, Wilson, 1881].
febbre terzana Dengue, Dengue fever
febbre tifoidea Typhoid

fiacchezza

Weakness

fuoco di Sant'Antonio Saint Anthony's fire
gangrena Gangrene
glossitude Glossitis

gotta

Gout

idropisia

Dropsy, Edema

idrotorace Hydrothorax
influenza Influenza, Flu, Grippe
ipertrofia Hypertrophy

itterizia

Jaundice, Icterus

la mortalega grande

The great mortality; the black death of the fourteenth century. [Thomas1875]

letto di morte

Deathbed

lue Syphilis, epidemic, epidemic plague, lues
malaria Malaria, Marsh fever

malattia

Disease

morbillo

Measles

morbo di pott Pott's paraplegia, Tuberculous spondylitis

morý

Died

morý di vecchiaia

Died of old age

morý senza prole

Died without issue

natamorta

Stillborn female child

nato morto

Stillborn

natomorto

Stillborn male child

orecchioni Mumps
paralisi Paralysis, Palsy
parotite Mumps, Parotitis
pertosse Pertussis, Whooping cough

peste

Plague

Petecchie

Typhus. [Petrus a Castro, 1580].

pleuritide Pleurisy
poliomielite Poliomyelitis, Polio

polmonite

Pneumonia

rachitismo Rachitis, Rickets
reumatismo Rheumatism
risipole Erysipelas. [Erysipelas and Child-Bed Fever, Minor, 1874].
rosolia Rubella, German measles

salasso

Bleeding, Bloodletting

scarlattina

Scarlet fever

scorbuto Scurvy, Scorbutus
sifilide Syphilis
stomatitude Stomatitis
tetano Tetanus
tifo Typhus, typhoid fever
Tifo Apoplectico Tetanico Cerebro-Spinal Fever. [A Treatise on the Continued Fevers, Wilson, 1881].

tifoide

Typhoid

tise cronica polmonale Pulmonary Phthisis

tisi

Consumption, Tuberculosis

tisi dei minatori Anthracosis, Miner's pneumoconiosis
tisi nera Anthracosis, Miner's pneumoconiosis

tosse

Cough

tosse canina

Whooping cough in Italy. [Nothnagel1902]

tosse ferina

Whooping cough in Italy. [Nothnagel1902]

tossire

Cough

tumore

Tumor

ucciso

Killed

ulcera Ulcer

vaiolo

Smallpox, variola

varicella Chickenpox, Varicella