Folk Medicine and Medical Beliefs, 1980

Overview of the Collection

Edison, Yvonne
Folk Medicine and Medical Beliefs
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
Yvonne Edison was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 5413463925
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Project release formReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Four Tonics
One cure for stomach ache
One cure for sore throat
One cure for croup
One cure for pneumonia
One cure for cough
Two cures for blood poisoning
Three cures for cuts and sores
Two cure for ear aches
Three cures for boils
Two cures for bleeding
One cure for insect bites
One cure for diarrhea
One cure for ulcers
Two cures for Rheumatism/arthritis
Five cures for colds
Two cures for infection
Three cures for warts
One cure for fever
One cure for sore eyes
One cure for convulsions
One cure for colic
Two beliefs to ward off illness
One belief about ringworm
One belief about warts
One belief about nail wounds

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Farm families
  • German/Americans
  • folk beliefs
  • folk medicine

Personal Names

  • Anonymous
  • Bohrer, Martha
  • Cushman, Ruby
  • Kellar, John

Geographical Names

  • Arkansas
  • McMinnville, Oregon
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota

Form or Genre Terms

  • Fieldwork project