Mailing List:2005-05-29 05, Re: George H. Whitney, by Kenneth Whitney

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From: "Ken and Carol Whitney" <klw1 -at- starpower.net> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] George H. Whitney Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 21:14:49 -0400 References: <200505291826.AA24248812@mail.nexet.net> Miles, Thank you very much for this very enlightening discussion. Ken Whitney Silver Spring, MD ----- Original Message ----- From: "Miles Fowler" <mnfowler -at- nexet.net> To: <WHITNEY-L -at- rootsweb.com> Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2005 6:26 PM Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] George H. Whitney > Another thing I have been told about consumption and 19th century medicine > is that they had a poor understanding that tuberculosis is a long-term > disease. They'd only identify it as consumption in the final stages. The > patient could have had it for years, but it would be called bronchitis > (apparently the case for George H. Whitney) or asthma (as in the case of > my great grandmother Flora (Whitney) Wright's brother-in-law, Oren Wright, > also a Civil War vet). > > > > > > > ________________________________________________________________ > Sent via the WebMail system at mail.nexet.net > > > > >


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