Son BRATCHER 1748
- Born: 6 Mar 1884 1748
- Died: 5 Apr 1884 1748
- Buried: 6 Apr 1884, Coleman Cemetery; Pickering, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA 186
Cause of his death was Uraemic Poisoning.
The term uremia was first used in 1847 to describe the symptoms of kidney failure. Doctors of 150 years ago saw patients with reduced urine output, and thought that the urine was instead going into the blood - - uremia means, "contaminating the blood with urine." We now know that this is false - patients with kidney failure do not have urine flowing into their blood. Nonetheless, the terms uremia or uremic poisoning have persisted, and now mean the symptoms that patients feel when they have kidney failure.
Death certificate notes that the mother had convulsions during labor.