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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 poured from a teakettle. And, another thing, the patient's legs and knees had to be covered with a warm, woolen blanket. Common colds were as common when I was a child as they are today. But, instead of dashing out for an immediate shot of penicillin, the sick person "sweated :t out" by sipping cups of "Brigham tea," "Mormon tea", or hot lemonade. There were many ways of breaking a cold, such as applying camphorated oil to swollen gland and inflamed areas, or by applying a flannel cloth dipped in boiling water and sprinkled with turpentine on the chest. One of our naighbors recora- a throat infection. But first, the sock had to have been worn and the tnfected area had to be rubbed with lard before hand. Gargling with salt water off8red relief for a sore throat and chewing honey candy made with ginger helped, too. If I had a cou oh or the croup, I had to swallow a b i q spoonful of a patented remedy called, "Pinex". but, Mama's cough medicines, mixtures of honey and lemon juice, or mixtures of butter and sugar, tasted lots better. Grandma suffered greatly from rheumatism, especially during the winter months. Dear Grandma...! can still hear her say, "it huts so," when I tripped lightly into her bedroom and asked, "How do you feel today, Grandma?" Anyway, it was comforting to know that the copper wire bracelets which she wore around her wrists seemed to ease the pain. Once I asked if I could wear one of the bracelets, for I thought it was so pretty. All sorts of precautionary measures were taken to alert folks that coiMniunncable d tseases werp going around- It was common to see a Quarantine snon tacked to a house or placed in a front window, or a red or a yellow flag tied to a gate post, indicating that a person there in was down with a case remained in effect until occupants of the house had recovered and gone beyond the period of exposing others. Once I walked around an entire block to avoid passing the Renberg house which displayed a quarantine sign. After a member of a household had been down with a communicable disease, the house had to be fumigated. Burning sulpher in a tin plate on the top of the stove was the most common method of fumigating. Windows were flung wide open, blankets were washed and aired, and I suspect family members ate at someone e 1 s £ s house in order to avoid the choking fumes¦ -88-
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Identifier 102_Medical Wonders.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323698
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323698