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FOLK REMEDIES

TO EASE THE PAIN OF RHEUMATISM WEAR COPPER BANDS AROUND
THE WRISTS OR ANKLES. USUALLY THE PERSON WEARING THE COPPER
USES IT IN THE FORM OF A PENNY OR A WIRE.

Submitter comment: MY GREAT COUSIN WEARS COPPER WIRES AROUND HER ANKLES. SHE
TESTIFIES THAT IT WORKS.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO EASE THE PAIN OF A STING RUB TOBACCO ON IT.

Submitter comment: MY AUNT WOULD TELL US TO USE TOBACCO WHEN WE GOT STUNG BY A
WASP OR BUMBLEBEE. WE LIVED IN THE COUNTRY WHERE THERE WAS
PLENTY OF THEM.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

IF YOU STICK A NAIL IN YOUR FOOT PUT A SLAB OF FATBACK ON
THE WOUND.
TO DRAW OUT THE POISON.

Submitter comment: MY BROTHER STUCK A NAIL IN HIS FOOT WHEN HE WAS YOUNG. MY AUNT
USED THIS REMEDY AND GASOLINE TO DRAW THE POISON OUT.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

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

Submitter comment:

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.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

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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TO REMOVE THE STING OF A STING PUT SNUFF ON IT.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO TAKE "FIRE" FROM A BURN, PUT TOOTHPASTE OR SODA ON IT.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK CURE

TO CURE THE WHOOPING COUGH MIX WHISKEY, HONEY AND LEMON
TOGETHER AND DRINK AT BEDTIME.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER USED THIS CURE MANY A NIGHT WITH ME. I LIKED THE
CURE BECAUSE IT MADE ME SLEEP GOOD.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO PREVENT AN AMPUTATED LIMB FROM HURTING, BURN IT
IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS CALLED THE PHANTOM LIMB IF IT HURTS.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

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FOLK REMEDIES

IF YOU BURN YOURSELF PUT BUTTER ON IT.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO BRING THE BUMPS FROM UNDER THE SKIN OF THE MEASLES AND
CHICKENPOX USE CATNIP.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

HANG A DIME AROUND A BABY'S NECK. IT WILL MAKE TEETHING EASY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A REMEDY THAT HAS BEEN PASSED FROM GENERATION TO
GENERATION.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): COIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK CURE

TO CURE A HEADACHE, PUT A CORNMEAL PLASTER ON THE FOREHEAD.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO STOP A PULLED TOOTH FROM BLEEDING PUT SALT ON IT.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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TO STOP A TOOTH FROM ACHING PUT AN ASPIRIN ON IT.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

A DOG'S LICK WILL CURE A SORE.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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DREAM

IF YOU DREAM OF FISH, SOMEONE IS EXPECTING A CHILD.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Dreams Untamed varieties
BELIEF -- Dreams P841.61

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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ANIMAL

IF YOU EAT A HOG'S EYE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE COLOR
OF THE WIND.
THE WIND IS SAID TO BE RED.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER STATED THAT MY GRANDFATHER ATE A HOG'S EYE AND
SAW THE RED WIND. SHE SAID IT SCARED HIM TO DEATH.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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DREAMS

WHEN YOU DREAM ABOUT SNAKES, YOU HAVE ENEMIES. IF YOU KILL THE
SNAKES YOU WILL OVERCOME YOUR ENEMIES.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Dreams Untamed varieties
BELIEF -- Dreams P841.61

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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SNAKES

BURNING OLD SHOES WILL CAUSE SNAKES TO LEAVE AN AREA.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P44

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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SNAKES

PUTTING SULPHUR AROUND YOUR HOUSE AND YARD WILL KEEP AWAY SNAKES.
THE SULFUR IS SUPPOSE TO SMELL LIKE A SNAKES,S HIDE BURNING.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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