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From: "Robin" <>
Subject: Re: [UPPER-CANADA] Bowel Consumption
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 21:27:01 -0500
According to the Archaic Medical terms website,
Consumption of the bowels IS enterophthisis.
Entero = intestine
Phthisis = Consumption = Tuberculosis
Consumption of the lungs = Phthisis Pulmonalis = Pulmonary Tuberculosis
John Crane wrote:
> Right on !
> There is a difference between an unfamiliar term and a mysterious one.
> In this case, there's really no need to go beyond the information
> The death certificate said bowel consumption, not enterophthisis...
>> I would term it as being a form of enterophthisis (or form of
>> gastrointestinal infection in the bowels) causing a supperation in
>> the bowels (infection) which could be an abscess. If such then the
>> infection could spread through the body causing damage to the nervous