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COLD CURE

FOR A COLD FLANNEL CLOTHES WOULD BE PLACED ON THE STOVE
AND ALLOWED TO BROWN. A TALLOW MADE FROM BEEF AND GOATS
WOULD BE MIXED WITH VASELINE, TURPENTINE, AND VICKS SALVE AND
THIS MIXTURE WOULD BE USED AS A RUBDOWN COMPOUND. THE
BROWNED FLANNEL SHEETS WOULD BE PLACED ON THE PERSON'S
CHEST AND THE PERSON WOULD BE WRAPPED TIGHTLY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MARTIN

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

Date learned: 00001937CA

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