Skriv ut sidan - SV: Help with cause of death
In the days before treatment, children dying from venereal disease passed on from the mother was a grim reality.
Several venereal diseases can cause death or life threatening illness in newborns, though syphilis (in children known as congenital syphilis) was probably one of the most common.
I have seen a few cases of children dying from venereal disease in the records, but it's not many.
This cause of death could of course also be the result of "misdiagnosis" by the parish priest, who after all probably did not have any medical training at all.