NEW YORK MARBLE CEMETERY CAUSES OF DEATH


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The Cemetery registers note the cause of death for most burials.  This list
is in order of frequency.  The first 12 diseases caused half of all deaths.

1
Phthisis or Consumption (TB)
49
Hypertrophy of the heart
97
Septicemia or Pyaemia
2
Still-birth
50
Nervous fever or complaint
98
Suffocation
3
Scarlet fever or Scarlatina
51
Rheumatism
99
Ulceration of the bowels
4
Dropsy or Hydrothorax (Edema)
52
Sore throat or Quinsy  
100
Anasarca (Massive edema)
5
Apoplexy  (Stroke)
53
Suicide
101
Aneurism
6
Dysentary  
54
Angina pectoris
102
Aphtha or Sprue  (Thrush)
7
Croup  
55
Exhaustion
103
Arachnitis  (Meningitis)
8
Hydrocephalus  
56
Influenza  
104
Asphyxia
9
Cholera infantum
57
Palsy or Tremor 
105
Astrophia
10
Inflammation of the lungs  
58
Blood vessel burst
106
Chlorosis  (Anemia)
11
Debility or Asthenia
59
Bowel complaint  
107
Chorea  (Spasms)
12
Heart disease
60
Carditis or Pericarditis
108
Compression of the brain
13
Convulsions 
61
Dyspepsia or Indigestion
109
Cystitis
14
Cancer, Tumor, or Carcinoma
62
Epilepsy or Fits
110
Defective organization
15
Old age or Decay of life
63
Fever
111
Effusion of the lungs
16
Inflammation of the bowels
64
Gastritis
112
Embolism
17
Cholera or Ch. asiatica 
65
Inflammation of the stomach
113
Empresmas pneumanitis
18
Congestion of the brain
66
Smallpox or Varioloid
114
Feebleness of birth
19
Marasmus, Inanition, Cachexia
67
Abscess
115
Fistula
20
Accidental death
68
Albuminuria
116
Fractured thigh
21
Childbed or Puerpural fever
69
Asthma
117
Gastralgia
22
Pneumonia
70
Congestion of the liver
118
Hæmerrophysis
23
Inflammation of the brain 
71
Continued or Congestive fever
119
Hæmoptisis  (Spitting blood)
24
Whooping cough or Pertussis  
72
Constipation
120
Hæmatemesis  (Vomiting blood)
25
Erysipelas ("St. Anthony’s Fire")   
73
Cyanosis
121
Hives
26
Bronchitis
74
Diabetes  
122
Hydropericardia
27
Liver disease 
75
Gangrene
123
Ilisis
28
Measles or Rubeola
76
Hepatitis
124
Intemperance
29
Bilious fever
77
Malaria   
125
Malformation
30
Typhus
78
Pleuritis or Pleurisy
126
Membris carditis
31
Diarrhea
79
Purpura  (Scurvy)
127
Mental derangement
32
Meningitis, Phrenitis, Brain fever
80
Schirrus  (Hard organ or tumor)
128
Milk crust ( Vesicular eczema)
33
Paralysis
81
Ulceration of the throat
129
Mitral stenosis
34
Remittent or Remitting fever  
82
Arnemia 
130
Mortification  
35
Teething  
83
Ascites  (Hydroperitoneum)
131
Otitis  (Ear inflammation)
36
Diptheria
84
Bladder disease  
132
Perforation of the stomach
37
Peritonitis
85
Carbuncle  (Boils)
133
Prostration
38
Typhoid
86
Catarrh  
134
Pulmony
39
Premature birth  
87
Delirium   
135
Rachitis  (Rickets)
40
Enteritis or Gastric enteritis
88
Flux infantile  
136
Ramollisement
41
Tabes mesenterica
89
Gout
137
Scrofula  ("King's Evil")
42
Congestion of the lungs
90
Hemiplegia or Paraplegia
138
Stricture of the colon
43
Lung disease
91
Hernia
139
Syncope  (Fainting)
44
Hæmorrhage  
92
Jaundice  
140
Tetanus
45
Kidney disease or Nephritis
93
Phlebitis
141
Tonsilitis
46
Softening of the brain
94
Rheumatic fever
142
Winneplegia
47
Bright’s disease
95
Sarcoma  
143
Womb complaint
48
Effusion of the brain
96
Senectus or Senility
144
Wrengitis 
145
Yellow fever

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