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BURN REMEDY

WHENEVER ANYONE BURNS ANY PART OF HIS BODY,
MY GRANDMOTHER URGES HIM TO IMMEDIATELY APPLY ICE.
THIS HAS MORE MEDICINAL EFFECT THAN BUTTER.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDMOTHER FIRMLY BELIEVES THIS REMEDY WHEN ANYBODY GETS BURNED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ICE, MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 03-31-1971

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BURNS

WHEN YOU BURN YOURSELF, IT IS BELIEVED
THAT YOU CAN RELIEVE THE PAIN
BY PUTTING BUTTER ON THE BURN.

Data entry tech comment: TWO SIMILAR CURES ARE IN THIS SECTION OF THE ARCHIVES.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): BUTTER, MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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REMEDY FOR CHAP HANDS

FOR CHAP HANDS AND FEET APPLY URINE TO THEM.

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM MY MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): URINE, MEDICINAL VALUE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

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CHEST PAIN

IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM A CHEST PAIN
BUY A PINT OF WHISKEY, DRINK IT, THEN RUB YOUR CHEST
WITH THE EMPTY BOTTLE.
THE CHEST PAIN WILL GO AWAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S FATHER BELIEVES THIS
AND HAS PRACTICED THIS CURE MANY TIMES.
INFORMANT HAS SEEN HIM DO THIS SEVERAL TIMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WHISKEY, MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-06-1971

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Belief

Take a large piece of Alum and put it in your back pocket and it will cure anything.

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Contributed to Folklore Archive; December 1967.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; Patient

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CURE ; DOCTOR ; Medicinal ; MINERAL ; Patient

James Callow Keyword(s): BELIEF ; MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

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Frogs and Pain

Years ago, people had rainbarrels. They would use the water for many purposes. With this old aunt of mine, she kept frogs in this rainbarrel. (If anyone asks, there were floats of cork in the rainbarrel that the frogs could hop on; they can't stay in the water all the time of they'd drown.) She had a good reason for it, too!

Because she was tiny and worked very hard, she had a weak back. When she would get a severe backache, she would send her son out to the rainbarrel to get a frog. Then her son would put the frog in her girdle. Now, she was tiny and wore a girdle for back support. Wherever the pain was, the frog would go and it would sit right where the pain was. When the frog died, the pain was gone. (It took about 15 minutes for the frog to die.) The frog would take the pain away!

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[Question by Collector:] How did the frog know where the pain was?

[Answer by Informant:] The frog always goes to where the pain is localized. This never failed to work with her and all her children do the same. Men do the same with a tightly wrapped sheet around their backs in stead of a girdle.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE ; BACKACHE ; CURE ; FROG ; Girdle ; MEDICAL ; Medicinal ; PAIN ; Pain Remedy

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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