Re: Cause of death 14 year old Russian Jewish boy - from British death certificate ? #records


"Primary" anemia meaning it is not due to loss of blood, but rather to blood not being formed in the first place. That would be for any of various reasons but usually malnutrition, as already stated by others here.

One dictionary definition is the anemia later called "pernicious" anemia, which is related to vitamin B12 deficiency. The first successful treatment of this involved eating raw liver and was not recognized until 1926, so probably not widely known or practiced in 1927.

Robert Roth MD
Kingston, NY

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