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People who died from Pneumonia

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  • Dr. John Forsyth Meigs (1818 - 1882)
  • William Henry Perkin (1838 - 1907)
    from: Wikipedia Sir William Henry Perkin, FRS (12 March 1838 – 14 July 1907) was a British chemist and entrepreneur best known for his accidental discovery of the first aniline dye: the purple mauvei...
  • Edgar J. Weber (1894 - 1918)
    Inscription: died in France Battery A 62nd ARTY C A C Ohio Military Men, 1917-18 Name: Edgar J. Weber Serial Number: 822899 Race: W Residence: MT Vernon, O. Enlistment Division: Regular Army Enlistme...
  • Arthur McLean Symonds (1947 - 1947)
    Residence : Lower Clarks Har, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada - 1947** Reference: FamilySearch Genealogy - SmartCopy : Feb 23 2018, 14:15:14 UTC * Reference: FamilySearch Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jan 9 2...
  • Warren Burgess Cunningham (1896 - 1918)
    Residence : June 1911 - Clarks Harbor, Shelburne and Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada* Race : English** Reference: 1911 Canada Census - SmartCopy : Feb 22 2018, 13:12:33 UTC


From: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. It is usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria and less commonly other microorganisms, certain drugs and other conditions such as autoimmune diseases.

Typical signs and symptoms include a cough, chest pain, fever, and difficulty breathing.[4] Diagnostic tools include x-rays and culture of the sputum. Vaccines to prevent certain types of pneumonia are available. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Pneumonia presumed to be bacterial is treated with antibiotics. If the pneumonia is severe, the affected person is generally hospitalized.

Pneumonia affects approximately 450 million people globally per year (7% of the population) and results in about 4 million deaths. Although pneumonia was regarded by William Osler in the 19th century as "the captain of the men of death,"[5] the advent of antibiotic therapy and vaccines in the 20th century has seen improvements in survival.[6] Nevertheless, in developing countries, and among the very old, the very young, and the chronically ill, pneumonia remains a leading cause of death.[6][7] In the terminally ill and elderly, especially those with other conditions, pneumonia is often the immediate cause of death. In such cases, particularly when it cuts short the suffering associated with lingering illness, pneumonia has often been called "the old man's friend."[8]

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