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To cure a sore throat or a cold, sulphur powder
was placed on a feather. The feather was placed
in the back of the throat and the person administering
the treatment would blow the sulphur onto the throat.

Submitter comment: Mrs. Wolf's mother routinely used this procedure when
she was growing up.

Where learned: OHIO ; Hicksville

Keyword(s): Remedies, Medicine

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