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Old 07-29-2014, 12:09 AM
 
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First one is definitely 'val ht disease' or valvular heart disease. The pathologist didn't feel the need to be more specific because in all likelihood, it was a known diagnosis before death.

The second one is definitely 'probable head injuries' based on the signature/handwriting style.

I base this on 30+ years of typing up medical records and deciphering crappy doctor handwriting
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:30 PM
 
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The first one could be Valve disease as in heart disease.

Second one General Injuries from an accident.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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Hey there. The first looks like Mal. Short for malignant heart disease. The second looks like general injuries. Didn't read through all of the thread.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:54 PM
 
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First one is definitely 'val ht disease' or valvular heart disease. The pathologist didn't feel the need to be more specific because in all likelihood, it was a known diagnosis before death.

The second one is definitely 'probable head injuries' based on the signature/handwriting style.

I base this on 30+ years of typing up medical records and deciphering crappy doctor handwriting
Why do you say that? The "G" is like the other Gs on the document and completely unlike any of the Hs on the document, the "E" is an E, and the "N" is like all of the other Ns on the document.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:30 AM
 
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#1-Valvular Heart Disease. Google it and you'll see variations that look similar.

#2-Probable Genl (General) Injuries.

#-3 Automobile Cask. Blown up 200% shows the K clearly.

In the olden days records were never clearly marked or complete. Autopsies were rarely done so guesses were not unusual.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:17 AM
 
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I still think it is automobile case, not cask.

The certificate was signed by the coroner. You might be able to find a full record of the coroner's evaluation by contacting the Medical Examiner's office:

Phila.Gov | Public Health
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:31 AM
 
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My grandmothers were born in the 1800s. The written W=m, and the written U - n. The word that looks like Wowau is Woman. It is a challenge to translate her recipes. There is also a prolapsed Mitral Valve, that can be written as Mitral heart valve prolapse. It has been in our family since the 1700s. There is also an old word for Rhinitis, ?phlem I think

I too can not enlarge the record you sent to read it. Sorry...
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:44 PM
 
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Look how he makes the "W" in race and how he makes the "M" in Sex.
I think it is either a "U" or a "V".
Could be two abbreviated words and the full word "Disease". Perhaps Val Ht Disease (meaning heart-valve disease)?
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:59 PM
 
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I still think it is automobile case, not [i]cask[/I].
It's definitely a K, AUTOMOBILE CASK

Click on the certificate photo and then on your computer, down on the lower right part of your screen, click on 'change zoom level' and blow it up to 200% and it shows clearly a K.

Or go into your Menu and Tools and click on zoom 200%.

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Old 08-04-2014, 09:32 AM
 
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It's definitely a K, AUTOMOBILE CASK

Click on the certificate photo and then on your computer, down on the lower right part of your screen, click on 'change zoom level' and blow it up to 200% and it shows clearly a K.

Or go into your Menu and Tools and click on zoom 200%.
Did that. It still looks like an E to me.

I also Googled automobile casket and the only hits I got were for automobile themed caskets.

If I search automobile cask I get two newspaper articles which describe automobile cases in court:

Let me google that for you

The closest I found to automobile casket was casket coach.

Considering that the death certificate was signed by the coroner, automobile case makes the most sense: a legal case.
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