Re: Death certificate information


Ira Leviton
 

Hepatitis diffusa translates to "diffuse hepatitis" which should be considered simply to be a description that it was inflammation of the liver that was diffuse throughout the liver, not localized to one area of the liver.  Keep in mind that at that time, doctors had no knowledge of viruses like hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or other causes of liver disease other than alcohol.  Collapsus translates to "collapse" and is also simply descriptive; it does not have any modern medical meaning.

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.

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