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Old 08-02-20, 07:21
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I'm hoping someone will know what this means: T. A. T. right thigh.

The person was a 10 month old child in India in 1942.

Googling TAT brings up anything tattoo related or something to do with an ingredient in a diphtheria vaccine.

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Is it definitely T. A. T.? Could either or both T be a different letter?
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Might be some kind of thrombosis? There is this TAT, but I don't think it would have been a cause of death, even if it was known in 1942:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thromb...rombin_complex
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Might be some kind of thrombosis? There is this TAT, but I don't think it would have been a cause of death, even if it was known in 1942:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thromb...rombin_complex
I doubt if it would mean that, the antithrombins were not identified until the 1950s, and the first family where this caused an issue was reported in the mid 1960s. I can remember working on the first assay to be used for antithrombin in New Zealand in the mid 1970s.

It would be most unlikely in a child of 10 months old even now that we know about it.

It is interesting that what ever it was, it was on the right thigh - very specific.
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Is it definitely T. A. T.? Could either or both T be a different letter?
I think it definitely is as it is written in capitals. The second T is written differently to the first.

It is Ian Claude Anthony if anyone has FMP to check.

Sorry for the delay I've been side tracked following up something else.
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It certainly has T. A. T. with the last T having small down strokes at each end of the cross bar.
There is someone on the page who was noted to have died of thrombosis which was written rather than the block capitals.

Not that this helps decipher the shorthand!
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with the last T having small down strokes at each end of the cross bar.
I note that most, but not all, the Ls in ENGLISH have a little upstroke on foot of the L, but most of the ANGLO INDIAN entries don't have that!
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There is a tree on Ancestry with him. Have you tried the owner?
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No.

I only discovered him the other day. I haven't thought to look at ancestry. However I've not had much lucky with this branch of the family responding in the past.
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T.A.T. is an abbreviation for toxin-antitoxin.

I found that on this list of medical abbreviations: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/..._Abbreviations

I then Googled "T.A.T right thigh" and from the results have deduced that it was some form of injection that caused a reaction in the child. Interesting but complicated (for a lay person) medical sites. I just read between the lines and get the gist of what it says.

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