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In olden times we had very few doctors. No operations were performed, so people had to seek remedies for their ailments otherwise or consent to die. One of the most common of ailments, which is escaped only by few is the whooping cough. For this in former times they believed in asking a man riding a white horse for a cure, and whatever he suggested was supposed to cure the patient. They cured the thrush in a child's tongue by putting a bill of gander into the mouth of the child for nine mornings. Warts were cured by burying meat under stones and the warts were then supposed to disappear. Animals were also cured by making the "Claisnapeiste" over the animal nine times. Other diseases were banished by making the "Sign of the Cross" nine times. We often hear of these being successful but fate had probably ordained for them to be cured. Boils. The old cure for boils was to roast a potato and mix it with(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.