In a death record issued by the physician of he hospital of Camps de Gurs,
Pyrenées, France, from January 1941 I found the somewhat irritating term
that the interned person – a German emigrant - died from “troubles
cerebraux.” There are no other medical entrances in this “certificat de
I found this term in medical articles, related to Multiple sclerosis or
Alcoholisme – both diseases which can cause multiple cerebral disorders.
But was there a special meaning of the term in a death certificate?
There are some suggestions that the person might have committed suicide but
that is not at all clear.
Would the term be compatible with an intoxication?