School: Palmerstown (roll number 14080)

Palmerston, Co. Dublin
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Old Cures - Whooping-Cough

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0795, Page 098

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A woman named Biddy MAc Inerney used to cure whooping cough by breathing into the mouths of children suffering from it

Whooping Cough
A cure for whooping cough is to put a frog into a bottle and then to cork it. It is said that when the frong dies the whooping cough will be cured.