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Medical Wonders

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title Medical Wonders
Description Nora Reynolds* do "^ ng the honors. I wonder how niany babi es capable, dependable Nora helped to bring into the world,--plodding through the snow after an early morning s summons and functioning with light from a kerosene lamp and with titioner took over only if there were complications such as the mother's developing "milk leg" or if a "wet nurse" had to be located. Generally speaking, at that time of the century, people home remedies. There were medical books to consult, of c course, books purchased from door to door salesmen. Mama had such a wonder book, a 1901 publication titled. Perfect Womanhood, for Maidens - Wives - Mothers, What a volume! Sometimes I sneaked a look through its pages, finding the colored pictures both scary and exciting. Mama's cookbook was helpful, too, with its "Druggist's Department" and innumerable printed cures for everything from summer compaint to dog bites and bee stings. Everyone knew, however, without even consulting a book, that putting mud on a bee sting or s pider bite, drew out the poison, and that under the skin. Truly, medical wonders! Many medicines had common usage when I was a child, olive oil, commonly called, "sweet oil", was stored in 2v&ry household cupooard for supposedly it healed earache, sore throat, a child's "growi ng pa ins" and many other complaints. molasses cured many ills of mind and body-There were no wonder antibiotic drugs, as such. Even so, our family managed to escape dreaded diseases such as diphtheria and typhoid fever. And, we survived common childhood diseases with few complications: Measles, mumps, whooping cough, and chicken pox with all the itching and scratch-Doc Winters was a general practitioner and he functioned as a dentist, as well. I remember his holding me on his lap as he performed the task of pulling my baby teeth with a plain, ordinary pincers. Sometimes a loose baby tooth was yanked out by tying one end of a string to the tooth and the other end to a door knob and then closing the door real fast. -86-
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Identifier 100_Medical Wonders.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323696
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323696