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Wizard or Witch

Description: Research paper written by Laurelle Patricia Dunsavage for an American History Class at Marfa High School on March 3, 1977. It is about different types of healers in the hispanic culture and has a section defining the different herbs and their uses in remedies. Samples of the actual herbs are included in this report.
Date: March 3, 1977
Creator: Dunsavage, Laurelle Patricia
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Almanac, 1856.

Description: The almanac includes general information about medicine, statistics, recipes, folk remedies, and meteorology for 1856.
Date: 1856
Creator: Duffau, Francis T.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Dr. Eliseo Torres at the Mexican Folk Medicine Booth]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Eliseo Torres explaining aloe vera plant remedies at the Mexican Folk Medicine booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two children are standing next to him observing.
Date: [1996-08-01..1996-08-04]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Document containing medical advice]

Description: Document containing medical advice about rhubarb, quinine, vinegar and saltpeter and for washing detergent and avoiding cholera. Also states what to do to cause vomiting.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Certain Cure for Corns]

Description: Receipt (prescription) for a cure for corns by Mrs. M. W. Graves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graves, Mrs. M. W.
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Texas Folk Medicine: 1,333 Cures, Remedies, Preventives, & Health Practices

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains a compilation of 1,333 folk cures, remedies and prevention techniques. It includes information about various diagnoses, such as acne, poison ivy, whooping cough, nosebleeds, and others.
Date: 1970
Creator: Anderson, John Q.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

City Directory of Abilene, Texas: Comprising a Census and History, 1905

Description: This directory for Abilene, Texas includes information about the establishment of the city of Abilene, advertisements for local businesses, as well as information about government institutions, educational institutions, bordering cities, recipes, remedies, native plants and animals and other information relevant to the city of Abilene.
Date: 1905
Creator: Stephenson, John L.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to the Moore family, February 8, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. In this letter, Dodd informs the Moore family of the happenings in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: a confirmation of the receipt of the Moore's and Linnet's letters, community health news as well as family health news, a discussion about Tobe and his daughters, a dialogue about the weather in Sumner county, details about Mary and Minnie's trip home, suggestions to remedy for Mary Ann's foot pain and Charles' rheumatism, news about family attending school, and a message for Linnet. The envelope is included with this letter.
Date: February 8, 1897
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections