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LEACHING

TO THIN THE BLOOD IN THE SPRING, AND THUS COMBAT "SPRING FEVER",
APPLY LEACHES TO THE SKIN. THEY WILL DRAW OUT ALL THE "OLD BLOOD".

Submitter comment: MY INFORMANT DID NOT SAY WHERE HE OBTAINED THIS INFORMATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Keyword(s): LEECHES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

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Curing Belief

Use leeches on a sick person to rid him of the illness. This takes out the diseased blood.

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"Curing Belief" collected at informant's home.

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Motif added by TRD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): "NATURAL" REMEDY ; Bloodletting ; CURE ; ILLNESS ; Leaching ; LEECHES ; REMEDY ; REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

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