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25496Re: [S-R] Health Death Hydrops

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  • Ron
    Mar 2, 2010
      Thanks Alan.

      Ron

      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Alan Antoska <aantoska@...> wrote:
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      > Ron,
      > "vodnatielka" in slovak.  ie Dropsy, oedema (swelling), excess water accumulating in the tissue.  Not a disease itself, but a symptom of kidney or heart disease (which would not necessarily be visually evident to the untrained. So the scribe wrote what was evident.)
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      > There was (I forget where) a few sites that had old (english) medical terms shown with today's names for the ailments.
      > cheers
      > A
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      > --- On Tue, 2/3/10, Ron <amiak27@...> wrote:
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      > From: Ron <amiak27@...>
      > Subject: [S-R] Health Death Hydrops
      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      > Received: Tuesday, 2 March, 2010, 4:37 PM
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      > I was going through some old records and ran across a cluster of people 38 to 48 years old who died of "hydrops". It turns out to be "dropsy", which tells me nothing more... so I looked on and found that it has to do with "edema" or fluid retention in the body.
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      > If anyone else can offer descriptions on symptoms or causes from 1880 to 1905, please enlighten us!
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      > My search did turn up a document many may find interesting, stemming from Vysny Medzev and Nizny Medzev, or Metzseifen.
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      > http://www.oldmetze nseifen.de/ docs/omm_ 1870-1894. pdf
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      > Ober-Metzenseifen Morbidity, 1870-1894
      > February, 2005, by James O'Hara
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      > Ron
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