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CURES

MRS. BOLCEN TOLD ME OF THE HOME MADE CURES HER MOTHER HAD.
SHE TOLD ME OF THE TIME THAT SHE CURED SCARLET FEVER BY MAKING THE
CHILDREN SOAK IN HOT WATER AND MUSTARD.
SHE ALSO CURED BOILS BY PUTTING BREAD AND MILK POULTICES ON THEM.
TO CURE BURNS SHE PUT COLD TEA ON THEM.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S SPELLING CORRECTED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; BRASS RAIL CHOP HOUSE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing
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