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INDIAN REMEDY

SKUNK OIL IS GOOD FOR STILL JOINTS AND RHEUMATISM AND ARTHRITIS.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 02-15-1970

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METHOD OF CURING

PLACE RAW STEAK ON A BLACK EYE IN ORDER TO DRAW THE BLOOD OUT.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS FROM MY MOTHER AND HAVE HEARD OF ITS USE FREQUENTLY.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE 3 OTHER SIMILAR REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF ARCHIVE.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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JAPANESE BELIEVE THAT CERTAIN ANIMALS CAN BE CURES FOR WOMEN'S
AILMENTS. CHARRED CARP IS EATEN FOR BREAST DISEASE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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METHOD OF CURING

THE BEST AND QUICKEST WAY TO CURE A SWOLLEN GOITER
IS TO WRAP A GREEN SNAKE (CAN BE A GARDEN SNAKE) AROUND YOUR NECK
AND KEEP IT THERE FOR 1 OR 2 HOURS UNTIL THE SWELLING GOES AWAY.

Submitter comment: ACCORDING TO THE INDIAN (AMERICAN) GIRL THAT GAVE ME THIS,
IT HAS CURED MANY GOITERS FOR HER BROTHER-IN-LAW.

Data entry tech comment: THIS SECTION OF THE ARCHIVES CONTAINS SEVERAL SIMILAR ITEMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; J L HUDSONS

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE ; SYMPATHETIC MAGIC ; TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-25-1969

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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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FOLK CURE

IF A PERSON HAS AN INCURABLE INFECTION, HE SHOULD PLACE THE SORE
NEAR AN ANT HILL. THE ANTS WILL BE ATTRACTED TO THE SORE
AND EAT OUT THE INFECTION, THEREBY CURING IT.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE ; INFECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-04-1969

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HEALING OF A WOUND

WHEN A DOG LICKS YOUR INFECTED WOUND THE LICK IS
SUPPOSED TO CURE THE WOUND.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER WHO LIVED ON A FARM
AS A GIRL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE ; INFECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-31-1967

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CURING RHEUMATISM

A SWISS METHOD OF CURING RHEUMATISM IS TO TAKE THE FUR
OF A MARMOT AND PLACE IT OVER THE AREA IN PAIN.
THIS WILL CAUSE THE PAIN TO GO AWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE ; IMITATIVE MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 10-28-1970

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Frogs and Pain

Years ago, people had rainbarrels. They would use the water for many purposes. With this old aunt of mine, she kept frogs in this rainbarrel. (If anyone asks, there were floats of cork in the rainbarrel that the frogs could hop on; they can't stay in the water all the time of they'd drown.) She had a good reason for it, too!

Because she was tiny and worked very hard, she had a weak back. When she would get a severe backache, she would send her son out to the rainbarrel to get a frog. Then her son would put the frog in her girdle. Now, she was tiny and wore a girdle for back support. Wherever the pain was, the frog would go and it would sit right where the pain was. When the frog died, the pain was gone. (It took about 15 minutes for the frog to die.) The frog would take the pain away!

Submitter comment:

[Question by Collector:] How did the frog know where the pain was?

[Answer by Informant:] The frog always goes to where the pain is localized. This never failed to work with her and all her children do the same. Men do the same with a tightly wrapped sheet around their backs in stead of a girdle.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE ; BACKACHE ; CURE ; FROG ; Girdle ; MEDICAL ; Medicinal ; PAIN ; Pain Remedy

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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