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Historic Causes of Death - Old Diseases

Learn about the causes attributed to the death of your ancestors, from "auge" (malaria) to "visitation by God" (a fancy way of saying "natural causes"), as well as modern definitions of other old diseases and historic causes of death through time.

Decennial Cause of Death in England, 1851 - 1910
A Vision of Britain Through Time presents interesting statistics on historic causes of death throughout England, including the most common causes of death by decade (1851-1910) as reported by the Registrar General's Decennial Supplement.

Leading Causes of Death in the United States, 1900-1998
Information tabulated by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics details the leading causes of death based on registered deaths in the United States from 1900 through 1998.

The UK National Archives - Historic Mortality Data Files
Find summary data for England and Wales for 1901-1995 on the number of deaths each year by cause of death, sex and age group, together with annual population estimates by sex, year and age group, based on data collected by the Office for National Statistics.

Black Death
Learn about the black death pandemic of 1349, one of the major events in world history from the Encylopedia of Death and Dying.

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