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Appalachian Medicine

Appalachian Medicine

Thinking of the 1918 Flu Pandemic

Brasstown felt the effects of COVID-19 in a huge way last week. Thankfully, no one has the virus, but due to an abundance of caution the Folk School decided to suspend classes, dances, concerts, and events until April 18. You can read more about their decision here. All the discussion about the spread of the virus set my mind to thinking about the great flu of 1918. I remember learning about the 1918 pandemic in school. I believe it was…

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Appalachian Medicine

Thrush Doctors

thrush noun A variant forms thraish, thrash. 1942 Hall Phonetics 23 thraish, thrash B A fungal infection, esp one of…