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Wellcome Medical Folklore Calendar

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Burroughs Wellcome & Co. desk/hanging calendar illlustrated with tales of folklore. Includes advertisements for Wellcome products.

The folklore tales are taken from: E. & M. A. Radford, Encylopaedia of Supersitions and D. James, Folk and Modern Medicine.

The tales contain cures for ailments, for example, a cure for earache (dropping snail froth into the infected ear), and a cure for skin itches (treating the infected area with hot water and soft soap applied with a corncob, followed by a lotion composed of lard and sulphur or gunpowder).



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