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Appalachian Medicine

Appalachian Medicine

Thrush Doctors

thrush noun A variant forms thraish, thrash. 1942 Hall Phonetics 23 thraish, thrash B A fungal infection, esp one of the mouth (specif oral moniliasis) in children. According to traditional belief, this could be cured only by a thrush doctor. 1897 Pederson Mtneers Madison Co 828 To cure white thrush in a baby’s mouth, let someone who never saw its father blow in its mouth. 1961 Seeman Arms of Mt 34 Pity the puny infant with the “thrash.” 1970 Adams…

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