Names of Old Time Illnesses

Names of Old Time Illnesses beginning with S :

Compiled by Daniel H. Burrows
Reprinted coutesy of Genealogy Records Service
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Sanguineous crust : Scab

Scarlatina : Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever : A disease characterized by red rash

Scarlet rash : Roseola

Sciatica : Rheumatism in the hips

Scirrhus : Cancerous tumors

Scotomy : Dizziness, nausea and dimness of sight

Scrivener’s palsy : Writer’s cramp

Screws : Rheumatism

Scrofula : Tuberculosis of neck lymph glands. Progresses slowly with abscesses and pistulas develop. Young person’s disease

Scrumpox : Skin disease, impetigo

Scurvy : Lack of vitamin C. Symptoms of weakness, spongy gums and hemorrhages under skin

Septicemia : Blood poisoning

Shakes : Delirium tremens

Shaking : Chills, ague

Shingles : Viral disease with skin blisters

Ship fever : Typhus

Siriasis : Inflammation of the brain due to sun exposure

Sloes : Milk sickness

Small pox : Contagious disease with fever and blisters

Softening of brain : Result of stroke or hemorrhagein the brain, with an end result of the tissue softening in thatarea

Sore throat distemper : Diphtheria or quinsy

Spanish influenza : Epidemic influenza

Spasms : Sudden involuntary contraction of muscle or group of muscles, like a convulsion

Spina bifida : Deformity of spine

Spotted fever : Either typhus or meningitis

Sprue : Tropical disease characterized by intestinal disorders and sore throat

St. Anthony’s fire : Also erysipelas, but named so because of affected skin areas are bright red in appearance

St. Vitas dance : Ceaseless occurrence of rapid complex jerking movements performed involuntary

Stomatitis : Inflammation of the mouth

Stranger’s fever : Yellow fever

Strangery : Rupture

Sudor anglicus : Sweating sickness

Summer complaint : Diarrhea, usually in infants caused by spoiled milk

Sunstroke : Uncontrolled elevation of body temperature due to environment heat. Lack of sodium in the body is a predisposing cause

Swamp sickness : Could be malaria, typhoid or encephalitis

Sweating sickness : Infectious and fatal disease common to UK in 15th century

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Essential Business Letters Index

Names of Old Time Illnesses

Letter Asking A Donation
Letter Asking A Favor
Letter Asking for More Details
Letter Asking for Donations
Letter Denying of Dealership
Letter for Change of Address
Letter for Distributorship
Letter for Employment
Letter for Hotel Reservation
Letter for Letter of Credit
Letter for Line of Credit
Letter for Product Launch
Letter for Promotion
Letter for Retirement Congrats
Letter for Scholarship
Letter for Settlement of Bill
Letter for Tender
Letter for Testimonial
Letter of Agreement
Letter of Assurance
Letter of Credit
Letter of Enquiry
Letter of Order
Letter of Persuasion
Letter of Sympathy
Letter Offering Discount
Letter Related to Advertisement
Letter Related to Despatch
Letter Related to Training
Letter to A Foreign Buyer
Letter to Pen-Friend
Letter to Police
Letter with Order
Letter with Quotation
Letter Writing
Letters about Company Shares
Letters by Clubs and Societies
Letters by Landlords & Tenants
Letters for Appointment of Dealers
Letters for Business Relations
Letters for Buying and Selling
Letters for Credit & Collection
Letters for Foreign Travel
Letters for Lease & Tenancy
Letters for Loan & Borrowing
Letters for Transfer & Assignment
Letters for Insurance
Letters Noting Discrepancy
Letters of Condolence & Sorrow
Letters of Regret
Letters Regarding Maintenance
Letters Regarding Payment
Letters Related to Employees
Letters to Local Corporation
Letters to Postal Authorities
Letters to The Editor
Letters Used in Real Estate
Letters With Postal Department
Letters With Railways Authorities

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