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MY FRIEND AS A CHILD, BIT HER NAILS
UNTIL HER FATHER TOLD HER THAT THE NAILS
WOULD MAKE BUMPS ON HER STOMACH THAT WOULD SHOW
FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PONTIAC

Keyword(s): CONTAGIOUS MAGIC ; NAILBITING ; STOMACH AILMENTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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IF YOU WAKE WITH VOMITING AND DIARRHEA,
YOU SHOULD DRINK APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND WATER
THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
IT USUALLY STRAIGHTENS OUT YOUR STOMACH, AND DIARRHEA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CURE FOR GASTRIC AILMENTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 03-10-1971

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VOMITING

THE VICTIM IS KNEELING BY THE TOILET,
TRYING TO VOMIT,
WHEN HE STARTS TO HEAVE,
PUT YOUR KNEE IN THE CENTER OF HIS BACK
AND LOCK YOUR HANDS AROUND HIS STOMACH AND PULL.
THIS RELIEVES STOMACH PAINS
AND HELPS TO GET MORE OUT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): STOMACH AILMENTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

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VOMITING

WHEN YOU HAVE FOOD POISONING AND VOMIT,
DRINK A GLASS OF WATER WITH A TEASPOONFUL
OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD POISONING ; STOMACH AILMENTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 03-10-1971

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO EASE THE SWELLEN OF THE MUMPS, PUT SARDINE OIL ON THE
SWOLLEN GLANDS.

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MY MOTHER USED THIS REMEDY ON ME WHEN I HAD THE MUMPS. SHE
TIED A LONG-SLEEVE WHITE SHIRT AROUND MY GLANDS TO KEEP THE
OIL ON.

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Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Keyword(s): Ailments ; CURE ; Glands ; Homeopathy ; Mumps ; Relief ; REMEDY ; Sardines

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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WHY IS A BARBER POLE RED AND WHITE STRIPED? RED STANDS
FOR BLOOD AND WHITE STANDS FOR BANDAGES BECAUSE THE BARBER
ALWAYS DID THE BLEEDING FOR ALL KINDS OF AILMENTS.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; ROCKWOOD

Keyword(s): Ailments ; Bandages ; Barber ; Barber Pole ; Bleeding ; COLOR ; CURE ; DISEASE ; HAIR ; ILLNESS ; Pole ; PREVENTION ; Red ; SICKNESS ; Signal ; Symbolize ; White

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Color
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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