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16452
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In an age of capsules and expensive doctors visits, faith healing may be regarded with a doubtful eye. But there are those in the southern Appalachians that claim to be able to cure certain ailments through faith healing.
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16458
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When folk medicines are mentioned, most people think only of vegetable products. It is true that the gathering and preparing of leaves, roots, and bark took a large portion of the time of the old-fashioned folk medicine specialists, but many mineral and animal products were always at hand to be used as ready-made medicines or as the base for various mixtures.
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16457
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In the Appalachians of North Carolina, a child was trained, sustained, and entertained through the folklore of childhood. In the cradle they were comforted by regional lullabies, and on the parents' knees, by rhythmical verse. Later on, communal participation involved the young in folk games, dances, riddle solving, ballad singing, superstitions, and cures for childhood afflictions.
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35296
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Written by a Baptist minister, “Fischer’s River Scenes and Characters” portrays the customs and social life of people in the southern mountains of North Carolina. Customs, attitudes, anecdotes, and tall tales are all included in the author’s analysis of the book.