Never mind, I found her. It says "Prolapsus Uteri." The ailment was also
known as "falling of the womb" and that would have been an unusual ailment
for a 33 year old woman (but not unheard of). The ailment was often
accompanied by mental symptoms of anger and depression (sometimes described
as verging on insanity). It was one of the ailments that was supposedly
cured by the patent medicine known as "Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound" (which was compounded with 20% alcohol, although in those days the
manufacturer was not required to disclose that information).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Riseling" <riseling(a)famvid.com
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Subject: [ILJACKSON] "Psolapsuslitesi"- I swear that's what it says!
I swear to God that's what it says on the census records of 1880
great, great grandmother under disabilities. I'm sure there are extra
letters in there but even with extra letters I don't know what it is. Any
one have any clues???
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