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- Before doctors were in this country old people found cures themselves.
If a person had boils he would make a poltice of soap and sugar and apply the poltice to the boil hot.
Another cure for boils is white bread and water mixed and put to the boil hot.
If a person got a sting of a nettle or a thistle he would rub a dockleaf to it and it would not blister.
If any person got a burn or scald he would apply a grain of bread soda to it and it would prevent from blistering.
Another cure for corns is to apply a roasted leave of cabbage to them and it would draw them out.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Aidan O Sullivan