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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question: The death of one of my husband's ancestor is given as "Insulation - 20 hours". I think I once knew what that meant but can't, for the life of me, recall it or find it listed in old medical terminology. Any thoughts?

Answer: I believe what you have is not insulation by "inanition" which is a "debilitated condition due to lack of sufficient food material essential to the body, such as general underfeeding, under nutrition, or caloric insufficiency". 

Posted by Ryan Woods at 04/20/2011 10:49:31 PM | 

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