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- Some of the old quacks or cures are still done to save expenses.Toothache:- To take a smoke of tobacco will kill the nerve. To put a leaf of tobacco on the tooth takes the pain away. To put a bit of soot in the hole in a tooth relieves you. To put a drop of iodine in the hole of the tooth kills the pain. A grain of baking soda put in your mouth and left there until it would melt and then swallowed is a cure.IF you wanted to get a tooth out, put a little grain of salt-peter in the hole in the tooth and it will shatter it to pieces and fall out but there is great danger of it breaking the teeth around the bad tooth.WartsWarts used to be cured with water that would be lodged in a hole in a flag or stone after a shower of rain, or with the froth at a waterfall. To steep the wart in it was supposed to be good. A snail also was supposed to cure a wart by rubbing him into it.Cuts(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Othon Ferguson