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THE GARLIC TEACHER

WHILE ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL, I HAD A LATIN-GREEK PROFESSOR
WHO ATE GARLIC EVERY MORNING TO COUNTERACT HIS ASTHMA COUGHS.
IF THAT WASN'T BAD ENOUGH, HE WORE GARLIC AROUND HIS NECK
SO THAT THE EFFECT MIGHT LAST.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): HERBAL CURE ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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A HAIRY CURE

WHEN COMBING HAIR, DON'T USE HOT WATER BECAUSE IT WILL
CAUSE YOU TO BALD. ONLY USE COLD WATER.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BALDNESS ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-18-1969

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KEEPING YOUR HAIR

IF YOU MAKE IT A POINT ALWAYS TO EAT YOUR BREAD CRUSTS, YOUR HAIR
WILL NEVER FALL OUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BALDNESS ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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PREVENTION OF ILLNESS

PIERCED EARRINGS ARE GOOD FOR THE HEALTH, AS THE GOLD IN THEM
IS GOOD FOR THE BLOOD.

Submitter comment: THIS IS MY GRANDMOTHER'S THEORY.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): JEWELRY ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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HEALTH

EATING GARLIC IS SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD FOR THE BLOOD.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS WHILE IN FRANCE.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): HERBAL CURE ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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EACH YEAR IN THE SPRING, MY MOTHER'S GRANDFATHER WOULD LINE UP
ALL THE SMALL CHILDREN AND HAVE THEM EACH LICK SOME POWDER(WHITE)
CALLED CALAMEL OFF HIS PEN KNIFE IN ORDER TO CLEAN OUT
THEIR BLOOD FOR SUMMER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; COLLECTORS HOME

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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CASPERILLA TEA IN THE SPRING WILL THIN THE BLOOD.

Data entry tech comment: BURDOCK ROOT TEA
SASSAFRAS TEA
OTHER REFERENCES IN ARCHIVE RECOMMEND THE USE OF

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): PLANT CURE ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE ; SARSAPARILLA TEA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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TO BUILD UP YOUR BLOOD THIS MIXTURE SHOULD BE TAKEN DAILY:
A RAW EGG YOLK MIXED WITH A SHOT OF WINE.
THIS WILL INSURE GOOD HEALTH.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; HOMEOPATHIC-IMITATIVE MAGIC ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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VALUE OF SPICEY FOOD

IF YOU EAT HOT PEPPERS AND SPICEY FOODS YOU WON'T HAVE HEART
TROUBLE OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE- LIKE THE ITALIANS.

Submitter comment: BELIEF LEARNED IN HOLLISTER, OHIO FROM PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 05-11-1965

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FOLK CURE

FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, EAT GARLIC

Submitter comment: FROM MRS. HOWARD OF SCOTCH-IRISH DESCENT.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE 2 SIMILAR REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF ARCHIVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): HERBAL CURE ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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FOLK CURE

TO WARD OFF A COLD, HANG A BAG OF ASAFETIDA AROUND YOUR NECK.

Submitter comment: FROM HER MOTHER, MRS. METZEN, OF ENGLISH DESCENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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SUPERSTITION

TO ENSURE NEVER BEING HUNGRY, LICK A PIECE OF BACON WHEN THE
MOON IS FULL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUNGER ; MOON ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-29-1969

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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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SNORING

MARY'S GRANDMOTHER (FRENCH-CANADIAN) TOLD HER SHE MUST
BLOW HER NOSE EVERY NIGHT OR SHE WOULD SNORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Keyword(s): PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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NIGHT SWEATS

IF THE SKIN SURFACE OF THE BODY IS GIVEN A CUPPED-PALM HAND BATH
OF APPLE CIDER AT BEDTIME, THE NIGHT SWEATS WILL BE PREVENTED.

Where learned: APARTMENT ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-08-1969

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Warm Blood

Vivien's mother would drink warm blood from the butcher shop to prevent disease and sickness.

Data entry tech comment:

Stamped into Archive; December 1969

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; Butcher ; ILLNESS ; MEDICAL ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE ; PREVENTION ; Vampire ; Vampirism

James Callow Keyword(s): PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE ; Warm Blood

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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