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FEVER

AN EGG POURED FROM ONE GLASS TO ANOTHER OVER THE HEAD OF A FEVERY
CHILD WILL BREAK THE TEMPERATURE.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): CHILD'S FEVER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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FEVER

GENERALLY USED IN THE CASE OF AN INFANT:
TAKE THE LEAF OF A CACTUS PLANT, CUT IT IN HALF,
AND PLACE ON THE BABY'S STOMACH.
THIS WILL GRADUALLY DRAW THE FEVER OUT.

Where learned: WESTERN YMCA ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): CHILD'S FEVER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-12-1971

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TEA MADE FROM THE ROOTS OF A TREE WHICH GROWS IN A
GRAVEYARD WILL CURE A FEVER.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MCKENZIE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; CURE ; Fever ; GRAVEYARD ; REMEDY ; Roots ; TEA ; Tree

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 12-01-1973

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FEVER CURE:
COOL A FEVER BY FREQUENTLY SPONGING OFF WITH SODA WATER

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): bathing ; CURE ; Fever ; REMEDY ; Sponging ; WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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