Appalachian Medicine

Appalachian Medicine

Mercury Dimes and Teething

“As babies we all wore a Mercury Dime around our neck on a string so we wouldn’t have teething pain. I guess it worked Mama had 5 kids and we all wore the dime. We had that dime in a cup with old coins, the dime had a hole drilled in it. When Mama’s house was broken into the cup was stolen, we used that dime’s description in case someone tried to pawn it. We never got it back.” —Vera…

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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…