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WART CURE

IF YOU COUNT YOUR WARTS,
MAKE A KNOT IN A THREAD FOR EVERY WART,
THROW THE THREAD AWAY,
AND THE WARTS WILL BE CURED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MEASURING ; POWER OF NUMBERS ; SEVERAL SIMILAR COMMENTS IN THE ARCHIVES.

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

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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REMEDY

COUNT THE NUMBER OF WARTS OR MOLES,
CONCENTRATE ON THE NUMBER,
AND THEY WILL SOON DISAPPEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MEASURING ; POWER OF NUMBERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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BELIEF IN A METHOD OF CURING ASTHMA

STAND AN ASTHMATIC CHILD STRAIGHT AGAINST A TREE AND MARK THE SPOT
AT THE TOP OF HIS HEAD WITH A NAIL. AFTER THE CHILD MOVES TO THE
SIDE, DRIVE THE NAIL ALL THE WAY INTO THE TREE. AS SOON AS THE
CHILD'S HEIGHT PASSES THE NAIL, HE WILL BE RID OF HIS ASTHMA.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN MONTERREY, MEXICO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-05-1980 ; 12-00-1979

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To cure asthma, take the child outside and place him/her in
front of a tree on your property. Take a nail and drive it
into the tree at the same level as the top of your child's
head. Make sure the nail can slide in and out of the hole
easily, so that the hole will remain a permanent part of the
tree. If it closes up repeat the process, every year until
the asthma goes away.

Submitter comment: The informant told me that since most children outgrow asthma
as they enter adolescence this is done for only two years
maybe before it is believed that this has cured him/her.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING ; PLUGGING

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-00-1991

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If you have asthma, measure your height to a tree and mark
it. As the tree grows you will grow out of the asthma.

James Callow comment: Puckett, Ohio, no. 2325: "If a child has asthma, take him
into the woods and find a young tree. Measure the child up to
the tree and mark his height by putting a nail into the tree. As
the tree grows the child will outgrow his asthma."

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Measure of space: distance, height, depth
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 02-07-1992

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TIE A HORSE HAIR AROUND A WART AND THE WART WILL DISAPPEAR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS SAID WHEN YOUNG (AROUND 1920) BUT DOES
NOT REMEMBER SEEING IT EVER PRACTICED.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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TO GET RID OF A WART ON A HAND FIRST FIND THE
OLDEST WART. PLACE A PIECE OF CLOTH AROUND THE WART AND
TIE THE CLOTH IN PLACE WITH A STRING. LEAVE IT LIKE THIS
FOR A WEEK WITHOUT CHANGING THE CLOTH. AT THE END OF
A WEEK REMOVE THE CLOTH AND THE WART WILL PEEL OFF.

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING POULTICE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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TO GET RID OF WARTS, TIE A STRING AROUND THEM AND TIGHTEN
THE STRING A BIT EACH DAY TO GRADUALLY CUT OFF THE WART.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER AUNT WHO IS OF ITALIAN
DESCENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-31-1967

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MY MOTHER WILL TELL YOU TO GO AND GET 3 (OR MAYBE 7) STONES.
EACH ONE SHE RUBS OVER YOUR WARTS. AND IN SO MANY DAYS THEY
WILL GO AWAY. AND THEY ACTUALLY GO AWAY.
WHEN I WAS 7 OR 8 I HAD A SEED WART AND MOTHER COULDN'T
CHARM IT OFF. HER POWER WOULDN'T WORK IN THE IMMEDIATE
FAMILY. SO I WENT TO A LADY WHO TOOK A BLACK THREAD AND
MADE A LOOP WITH IT AND PUT IT AROUND THE WART AND DREW
IT TIGHT. SHE TOLD ME TO LEAVE IT ALONE AND IT WOULD GO
AWAY. AND IT WAS GONE IN A WEEK OR TWO.

Submitter comment: HAPPENED IN SEYMOUR, INDIANA, WHERE HE LIVED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; INDIANA ; SOUTHFIELD ; SEYMOUR

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
Favorites
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 05-19-1965

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CURE FOR WARTS: TAKE A PIECE OF STRING AND FOR EACH WART, TIE
THREE KNOTS IN THE STRING AND RUB THE STRING OVER THE WART.
THEN FIND A RAINSPOUT WHERE WATER FREQUENTLY DRAINS AND BURY
THE STRING UNDER THIS AREA. WHEN THE STRING ROTS AWAY THE
WARTS WILL BE GONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING MEASURING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-22-1972

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TIE A SILK THREAD AROUND THE WART; WHEN THE THREAD HAS WORN
AWAY, THE WART SHOULD DISAPPEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-23-1970

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ANOTHER CURE FOR A WART IS TO TIE A STRING TIGHTLY AROUND IT
AND LEAVE IT THERE UNTIL THE WART AND STRING FALL OFF.

Where learned: HUNGARY

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00-00-1897

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TIE ONE KNOT IN A STRING FOR EACH WART WHICH YOU HAVE,
THEN BURY THE STRING. WHEN THE STRING ROTS, YOUR WARTS
WILL HAVE VANISHED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING ; PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-25-1969

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WARTS WILL GO AWAY IF MYLON THREAD IS WOUND TIGHTLY
AROUND THEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-02-1970

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TO REMOVE A WART, TIE A STRING AROUND IT TIGHT ENOUGH SO
THAT THE STRING WILL STAY ON. EACH DAY, TIE ANOTHER KNOT
MAKING THE STRING TIGHTER AND TIGHTER AROUND THE WART,
EVENTUALLY, THE WART WILL FALL OFF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-25-1970

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TIE A STRING AROUND THE WART. THEN REMOVE THE STRING AND PULL
IT UNTIL THE LOOP FORMS A KNOT. PUT THE STRING AWAY AND
WHEN IT ROTS, THE WART WILL BE GONE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID SHE DID THIS AS A CHILD. SHE DIDN'T REVEAL
THE RESULTS. SHE DIDN'T BELIEVE IN THE CURE ANYMORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING ; PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-22-1970

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TO GET RID OF WARTS: GET A STRING AND TIE AS MANY KNOTS ON
THE STRING AS YOU HAVE WARTS. THEN TAKE THIS STRING
OUTSIDE, PLACING IT UNDER A ROCK WHICH IS PLACED AT
THE END OF A DRAIN PIPE. WHEN THE STRING HAS ROTTED
AWAY, YOUR WARTS WILL BE GONE.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY GRANDMOTHER TO MOTHER TO MONICA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING MEASURING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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IF YOU HAVE WARTS, YOU TIE A KNOT FOR EACH WART IN A PIECE
OF STRING AND PUT THE STRING IN THE EAVESTROUGH AND WHEN
THE STRING ROTS, THE WARTS WILL GO AWAY

Submitter comment: HE LEARNED IT FROM HIS GRANDMOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING ; PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-24-1967

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IF YOU STICK A NAIL IN YOUR FOOT PULL THE NAIL OUT
AND STICK IT INTO A PIECE OF () AS FAR AS IT HAS BEEN
STUCK IN YOUR FOOT AND THE FOOT WILL HEAL RIGHT AWAY.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 07-10-1973

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CURE FOR RINGWORM:
GO TO A TEAKETTLE OF BOILING WATER, RUB YOUR THUMB IN
A CIRCLE THE SIZE OF THE RINGWORM ON THE INSIDE OF THE
LID AND THEN AROUND THE RINGWORM. DO THIS WITH THE
FOREFINGER AND THEN THE THUMBS AGAIN. DO THIS WITH ALL
THE FINGERS ON THAT HAND, ALTERNATING EACH TIME WITH THE
THUMB. WHEN THROUGH, GO AWAY AND BE SURE NOT TO LOOK
BACK AT THE TEAKETTLE; IT WILL GET WELL.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): MEASURING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 07-10-1973

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