Cause of Death

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Cause of Death

Post by Cleekamin » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:52 pm

Very occasionally the cause of death on a death certificate can mystify and it's not always the handwriting which causes the problem.

I came across one today which sounds like so much gobbledegook and wonder if anyone here can make more sense of it than I can. The first half is not so mysterious and the spelling of the last word is clearly a problem but any help would be much appreciated.

Sarconia of Reticule Endotistial Systemic Yeristrincullis

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Post by plasmodesmata11 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:39 pm

are you sure the first word was sarconia? and not sarcoma? the "n" and the "i" next to each other may appear as an "m" in handwriting.

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Post by Cleekamin » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:12 am

Nice one - You are absolutely correct and that likely deals with the first half but as for the rest?

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Post by JackBean » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:59 pm

Even Mr. Google doesn't know the last word 8-) And doesn't even suggest anything...
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Post by mith » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:49 pm

it's some sort of connective tissue cancer.
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Post by TheVirus » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:23 am

where exactly did you came across this?
”It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
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Re: Cause of Death

Post by Cleekamin » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:06 am

A death certificate

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