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REMEDY

MAKE A BREAD AND MILK POULTICE TO BRING A BOIL TO A HEAD.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE 3 SIMILAR REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF ARCHIVE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Keyword(s): BOILS ; HEAT REMEDY ; INFECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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CURE

FOR BOILS: HEAT A BOTTLE BY POURING SCALDING WATER IN IT UNTIL
THE GLASS IS VERY HOT. POUR WATER FROM BOTTLE AND APPLY THE HOT
NECK TO THE BOIL. AS THE BOTTLE COOLS IT WILL SUCK OUT THE PUSS.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE 2 SIMILAR REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF ARCHIVE.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Keyword(s): BOILS ; HEAT REMEDY ; INFECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-29-1970

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HANG ASTIFITITY AROUND THE NECK TO KEEP GUMS AWAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): ASAFETIDA ; GUMS = GUM BOILS?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-17-1973

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Proverb

A watched pot never boils

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Keyword(s): BOILS ; PATIENCE ; Pot ; Watch ; WATER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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