"Sure Cure": Folk Remedies for Smallpox, Snakebite and More

Preserved in a museum archive, a 150-year-old medical log spells out old remedies that predate our modern understanding of diseases, their causes, and their cures.

Folk remedies for many ailments were commonly shared by pioneers traveling the westward trails in the mid 1800s.
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