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

Gallenblasen-Entzündung

Inflammation of the gall bladder

 

Gallenblasenkrebs

Gall bladder cancer

 

Gallenbruchruhr

Cholera

 

Gallenfieber

Bilious fever, remittent fever.

Gallengangkrebs

Bile duct cancer

 

Gallenkolik

Bilious colic

 

Gallenkrankheit

Biliousness, biliary disease

 

Gallenruhr

Increased flow of bile

 

Gallenstein

Gall stones

 

Gallicht Bilious, Biliary. [Lang 1914].

 

Gallichtes Nervenfieber Bilious nervous fever or bilious typhoid fever.

 

Gastrisch Fieber Gastric fever.

(Entry from a Mennonite church in Tragheimerweide, Prussia)

Gastrisch Katarrh Gastric catarrh

Gebärmutterentzündung

Metritis

(Entry from an 1855 Church Record in Münster, Switzerland)

 

Gebärmutterhalskrebs

Cervical cancer

 

Gebärmutterkrebs Uterine Cancer. [Lang 1914].

 

Gebrechen

Ailment, infirmity

 

nach der Geburt

After delivery.

(Entry from a Mennonite church in Tragheimerweide, Prussia)

 

Gedärmentzündung

Enteritis; inflammation of the intestinal tract, especially of the small intestine.

(Entry from a Church in Wisconsin)

 

Gedarm Verschiebung

Displacement of intestines.

(Entry from an 1850 Church Record in Branna, Czech Republic)

 

Gehirnausschwitzung

Exudation from brain.

(Entry from an 1868 Church Record in Cottbus, Brandenburg)

 

Gehirnblutung

Cerebral hemorrhage

 

Gehirnentzündung

Encephalitis, brain fever, inflammation of the brain. [Blashke1907].

Gehirnerschütterung

Concussion

 

Gehirnfieber

Brain fever, inflammation of the brain

 

Gehirnhautentzündung

Meningitis

 

Gehirnlähmung Cerebral Paralysis. [Lang 1914].

 

Gehirnschlag

Cerebral apoplexy.

(Entry from an 1849 Church Record in Münster, Switzerland)

 

Gehirntod

Brain death

 

Gehirntumor

Brain tumor

 

Gehirnwaßersucht

Dropsy of the brain, hydrocephalus; a usually congenital condition in which an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cerebral ventricles causes enlargement of the skull and compression of the brain, destroying much of the neural tissue.

 

Gehirnweichung

Dementia Paralytica in 19th century church registers; in modern day medicine this term is also used to describe unhealed/uncured Syphilis due to the manner it attacks the brain (nicht ausgeheilten Syphilis).

(Entry from an 1870 Church Record in Brandenburg, Germany)

 

Geisteskrankheit

Insane, mental disease

 

Gelbfieber

Yellow fever

 

Gelbsucht

Jaundice, icterus

Gelenkentzündung

Arthritis, synovitis

 

Gelenkrheumatismus

Rheumatoid arthritis

 

Chronische Gelenkrheumatismus

Chronic Rheumatoid arthritis

(Entry from a Church in New York)

 

Gemütskrankheit

Disorder of the mind, mental disturbance, melancholy. [Lang1913].

(Entry from an 1867 Church Record in Brandenburg, Germany)

 

Genickkrampf

Epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis, spotted fever. [Stewart1898]

 

Geplatzte Blinddarmentzündung

Ruptured Appendix

 

Geschlechtskrankheit

Venereal disease

 

Geschwulst

Tumor, swelling, new growth, excrescence.

Geschwür

Ulcer, abscess

Geschwür im Kopf

Ulcer of the head. [Lang1932]

(Entry from a Church in New York)

Gesichtskrebs

Cancer of the face

 

Gesichtsrose

Facial erysipelas

(Entry from an 1854 Church Record in Münster, Switzerland)

 

Gewächs

Tumor

 

Gewächs im liebe

Tumor in the abdomen.

(Entry from a Church in Wisconsin)

 

Gewächskrankheit

Tumor

Gewebstod

Necrosis

 

Gicht

Gout

Gicht mit Entkräftung

Debility from gout

 

Gichtarthritis

Gouty arthritis

 

Gichter

Infantile convulsions, eclampsia infantum

(Entry from an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jagsthausen, Germany)

 

Gichtfieber

Arthritic fever.

(Entry from a Mennonite church in Tragheimerweide, Prussia)

 

Gichtgeschwur

Ulcer over gouty joint.

(Entry from a Mennonite church in Tragheimerweide, Prussia)

 

Giftig

Toxic

 

Gingivitis

Trench mouth

 

Glaukom

Glaucoma

 

Gleich Schwach, war

Was constantly weak

Gliederkrankheit

Arthritis. An articular disease; relating to or affecting the joints of the body.

 

Gliederreißen

Rheumatism

 

Gliederschmerz

Rheumatism

 

Goldene Ader

Hemorrhoids

 

Gonorrhö

Gonorrhea, clap

 

Gonorrhöe

Gonorrhea, clap

 

Grauer Star

Cataract

 

Greisenalter

Senility

 

Gries

Gravel

 

Grindflechte

Weeping eczema of the head and face of children

 

Grippe

Influenza

Grüner Star

Glaucoma

 

Gürtelrose

Shingles, herpes zoster