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FOR ACHING BONES PUT FLAX IN THREE PILES. COVER AFFLICTED JOINT
WITH LINEN CLOTH, PLACE ONE PILE OF FLAX ON THE CLOTH AND SET
FIRE TO IT. REPEAT AS NECESSARY FOR RELIEF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ARTHRITIS CURE ; HEAT REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-00-1971

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WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, MY FAMILY VISITED MY
COUSINS IN ILLINOIS ON A YEARLY BASIS.
EVERY TIME I STAYED WITH MY GRANDFATHER I ALWAYS
NOTICED THAT HE HAD A COPPER BRACLET ON.
AFTER YEARS OF QUESTIONING HIM AND GETTING NO
RESPONSE HE FINALLY TOLD ME IT WAS TO
KEEP THE ARTHRITIS DEVIL AWAY.

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MY GRANDFATHER WORKED ON A FARM ALL OF HIS LIFE
AND TO THIS DAY HE DOES NOT HAVE ARTHRITIS.

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Where learned: ILLINOIS ; TAYLOR

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; Arthritis ; Bracelet ; Copper ; CURE ; Homeopathy ; PREVENTION

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

Date learned: 00001970CA

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WEARING A ROOT OF A TREE WILL PREVENT OR LESSEN
ARTHRITIC PAIN.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Arthritis ; CURE ; DISEASE ; REMEDY ; Root ; Tree

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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