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IF A CHILD STUTTERS STAND HIM AGAINST THE WALL AND MARK
HIS HEIGHT ON IT. WHEN HE GROWS BEYOND THE MARK, HE WILL
GET OVER THE STUTTERING.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-01-1973

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TO CURE A HEADACHE WEAR A HEADACHE BAND AROUND THE HEAD.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-01-1973

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TO CURE FROSTBITE SOAK THE FROZEN LIMB IN KEROSENE.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 10-01-1973

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TO CURE AN EARACHE, BLOW TOBACCO SMOKE IN THE EAR.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-01-1973

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TAKE GINGER AND LEMON TO CURE A COLD.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-01-1973

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WHEN YOU BUMP YOUR HEAD, LAY A TABLE KNIFE ON THE BRUISE
TO REDUCE SWELLING.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-02-1973

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TO CURE A BLOODY NOSE, WEAR A DAMP CLOTH ON THE FOREHEAD,
AT THE NECK AND ALSO AT THE FEET TO DRAW THE BLOOD DOWN
AND AWAY FROM THE HEAD.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-02-1973

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TO CURE A NOSEBLEED, STICK A TABLE KNIFE DOWN THE BACK OF
YOUR SHIRT.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-02-1973

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TO CURE COUGHS AND COLDS, TAKE A DOSE OF SYRUP MADE FROM
ONIONS AND SUGAR.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-20-1973

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A FEW GRAINS OF NUTMEG ON A TEASPOON OF SUGAR WILL CURE
DIARRHEA.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-20-1973

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TO CURE HICCUPS, BLOW IN A PAPER BAG FIFTY TIMES.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number P686.1.50
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-20-1973

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TO CURE A SORE THROAT, TIE AN OLD SOCK AROUND THE NECK.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-01-1973

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TO CURE A SORE THROAT, TIE A RAG ABOUT THE NECK THAT HAS
BEEN DIPPED IN CAMPHORATED OIL.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-01-1973

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PUT SOME KEROSENE ON THE BACK OF YOUR TONGUE TO CURE A
SORE THROAT.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 10-20-1973

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TAKE COAL OIL FOR A SORE THROAT.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 10-01-1973

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DRINK HOT LEMONADE MIXED WITH HONEY TO EASE A SORE THROAT
AND STOP A HACKING COUGH.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-20-1973

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TO CURE A PERSON OF SNORING, THRUST A SOCK IN HIS FACE.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-24-1973

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TO CURE RHEUMATISM, CARRY A CUT POTATO IN YOUR POCKET

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-01-1973

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TO CURE A POISONING, GIVE THE PERSON A DOSE OF LOBELIA,
A NAUSEATING TEA.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-01-1973

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TO CURE HICCUPS, BREATHE INTO A PAPER BAG FOR THREE
MINUTES.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-24-1973

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