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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.

This calendar contains folklore about the American Indians taken from Virgil J. Vogel, American Indian Medicine and John Wesley, Primitive Physic.

Some examples of the folklore included are as follows: the Dakotas, Omahas, Poncas and Pawnees' believed that burning red cedar twigs and inhaling the smoke would cure a head cold and the Huichol Indians of Sonora believed that washing in, and drinking from, the water of the warm sulphur springs, would help to cure rheumatism and other chronic diseases.



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