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COUGH CURE:
MIX ALUM AND MOLASSES; TAKE AT ONSET OF COUGH SEIZURE

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COOKEVILLE

Keyword(s): Alum ; COUGH ; CURE ; Molasses ; REMEDY ; Seizure

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 07-01-1973

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CURE FOR WHOOPING COUGH:
TWO LEVEL TABLESPOONFULS OF POWDERED ALUM, TWO-THIRD
OF A CUPFUL OF BROWN SUGAR, DISSOLVED IN TWO QUARTS
OF WATER; BOTTLE AND OUT IN A DARK CLOSET WHERE IT
IS COOL.
ONE YEAR OLD CHILD'S DOSE: ONE TEASPOON THREE TIMES A
DAY OR AN EMPTY STOMACH
TWO YEAR OLD CHILD'S DOSE: TWO TEASPOONS PER DOSE OF
ONE YEAR OLD CHILD
FIVE YEAR OLD CHILD'S DOSE: ONE TABLESPOON PER DOSE OF
ONE YEAR OLD CHILD

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Alum ; Brown Sugar ; COUGH ; Dosage ; RECIPE ; REMEDY ; Whooping Cough

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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