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LEACHING

TO THIN THE BLOOD IN THE SPRING, AND THUS COMBAT "SPRING FEVER",
APPLY LEACHES TO THE SKIN. THEY WILL DRAW OUT ALL THE "OLD BLOOD".

Submitter comment: MY INFORMANT DID NOT SAY WHERE HE OBTAINED THIS INFORMATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Keyword(s): LEECHES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

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A TONIC

TAKE A MIXTURE OF SULPHUR AND MOLASSES AS OFTEN AS NEEDED IN THE
SPRING TO THIN THE BLOOD AND TO COMBAT "SPRING FEVER".

Submitter comment: MY INFORMANT DID NOT SAY WHERE HE OBTAINED THIS INFORMATION.

Data entry tech comment: ELEVEN OTHER SIMILAR REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF THE ARCHIVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 12-00-1964

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