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Name Term description
Name Berylliosis Term description

A pulmonary disease cused by inhaling particles of beryllium, which was used in the manufacture of watch springs and lamps.

Name Besom maker Term description

A maker of brooms

Name Bever Term description

A feverish tremble

Name Bilious Term description

A term denoting an excess of bile and associated with disorders in the liver or gallbladder.

Name Bilious fever Term description

Fever that was accompanied by vomiting or diarrhoea (e.g. typhoid, malaria or hepatitis).

Name Birlayman/birlieman Term description

An arbiter in parish disputes

Name Bishop Term description

Senior clergyman in pre-Reformation, Roman Catholic or Episcopal church, in charge of a see or diocese

Name Black fever Term description

An acute infection accompanied by a high temperature, dark red skin lesions and a high mortality rate (could refer to cerebrospinal meningitis).

Name Black plague Term description

Bubonic plague; the Black Death.

Name Black spit Term description

Pneumoconiosis; a lung disease caused by the inhalation of coal dust.

Name Black vomit Term description

The vomiting of black blood as a result of stomach ulcers (also a symptom of yellow fever).

Name Blacksmith Term description

One who works iron in a forge

Name Blackwater fever Term description

A severe complication of malaria characterised by the passing of dark urine as a result of kidney damage.

Name Bladder in throat Term description

Diptheria

Name Blae Term description

Bruised

Name Blast Term description

A sudden illness

Name Blaxter Term description

A person who whitens cloth or paper pulp

Name Bleacher Term description

A person who whitens cloth or paper pulp

Name Blintrin Term description

Shortsighted

Name Blocher Term description

Catarrhal cough

Name Blockcutter Term description

A person who makes the hand-carved blocks used to print patterns onto for example Textiles, paper, and linoleum

Name Blockmaker Term description

Trader, broker

Name Blockprinter Term description

A person who prints onto for example Textiles, paper or linoleum from hand-carved blocks

Name Bloit Term description

Diarrhoea

Name Bloody flux Term description

Dysentry