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REMEDY

KEEP NUTMEG IN YOUR POCKET TO CURE BOILS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S AUNT ACTUALLY BELIEVED THIS AND
RECOMMENDED IT TO INFORMANT.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HIDDEN CONNECTION ; INFECTION ; SPICE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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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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WHEN A TYPE OF INFECTION OR SORE IS FOUND TO BE MEDICALLY
INCURABLE, THE FOLLOWING METHOD IS TO BE USED AS A CURE.
A PIECE OF CLOTH THAT A DECEASED PERSON WAS CLEANSED WITH
IS TO BE STROKED ACROSS THE INFECTED AREA THREE TIMES AND
THEN DISPOSED OF IN A DAMP PLACE.
BEFORE THE CLOTH WILL DECAY THE SORE SHOULD BE HEALED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WEDDING

Keyword(s): INFECTION ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

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RUSTY NAIL

IF YOU GET A RUSTY NAIL THROUGH YOUR FOOT, PUT LARD ON THE NAIL AND PUT IT ON A SHELF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE ; INFECTION ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-17-1969

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FOLK CURE

IF A PERSON HAS AN INCURABLE INFECTION, HE SHOULD PLACE THE SORE
NEAR AN ANT HILL. THE ANTS WILL BE ATTRACTED TO THE SORE
AND EAT OUT THE INFECTION, THEREBY CURING IT.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE ; INFECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-04-1969

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HEALING OF A WOUND

WHEN A DOG LICKS YOUR INFECTED WOUND THE LICK IS
SUPPOSED TO CURE THE WOUND.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER WHO LIVED ON A FARM
AS A GIRL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE ; INFECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-31-1967

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ANIMAL REMEDY

TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION, MAKE A POULTICE OF WARM COW DUNG.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HOME.

Where learned: INDIANA ; GREENFIELD

Keyword(s): INFECTION ; POULTICE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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CURE FOR FELON:
TAKE ONE TABLESPOON OF RED LEAD AND ONE TABLESPOON OF
CASTILE SOAP, MIX THEM WITH AS MUCH WOOL LYE AS WILL
MAKE IT SOFT ENOUGH TO SPREAD LIDE (SIC) A SALVE, AND APPLY
IT ON FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE FELON AND IT WILL CURE IT
IN TWELVE HOURS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): FELON: AN INFECTION OF THE FINGER AROUND THE BONE OR FINGERNAIL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-10-1973

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