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A family story about curing a case of tapeworm by forcing it...

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Title - A family story about curing a case of tapeworm by forcing it...
Contributors - Betsy Whyte
Reporters - Peter R. Cooke

Summary - A family story about curing a case of tapeworm by forcing it to come out for water.

Betsy Whyte's mother told her, as true, about her own mother curing a girl who was wasting away. The doctors had given up on her, and as a last resort the family followed Betsy's grandmother's instructions. For three days the girl was forced to eat salt herrings without liquids. On the third day she was held over a basin of water, and a worm, perhaps a tapeworm, came out to get the water. A woman pulled six or seven feet of it out, and the girl recovered. Peter Cooke draws comparisons with worm treatments for dogs, which force the worms to evacuate themselves.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:42
Date Recorded - 1977.05.19
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Story, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 63937
Original Tape ID - SA1977.122
Original Track ID - SA1977.122
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R


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