A riddle; traditional cures.

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Title - A riddle; traditional cures.
Contributors - Laura Malcolmson
Reporters - Alan J. Bruford

Summary - A riddle; traditional cures.

The contributor tells a guddick [riddle]. She describes traditional cures, including picking, i.e. using a horn to withdraw blood. She has seen this done herself. Sores were treated by laying on silver money. Chest colds were tackled by eating turnip and sugar. Toothache was treated by laying a raw fig on the jaw beside the tooth.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:46
Date Recorded - 1970.09.16
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 102006
Original Tape ID - SA1970.237
Original Track ID - SA1970.237
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Dunrossness
  Island - Shetland Mainland

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