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Yates provides a list of some of the home remedies which are still being used religiously by hundreds of people in various parts of North Carolina, and other states as well. Some of these remedies include: mare's milk for whooping cough, wear a dime around the neck to prevent painful teething, and Indian flints are good for persons suffering from kidney trouble provided they are boiled in water and the water is drunk regularly.
Yates presents information supporting his claim that Calvin F. Christopher is the state's most prolific inventors. Christopher lives near Canton, in Haywood County. His most outstanding invention is the cylinder computing-type scale manufactured by Dayton, Simpson, Toledo, Standard and other companies. Among his other patented inventions are a stock tether; ditch-digging machine; compressed brick machine; automatic railway switch; and a monkey wrench that does not have to be screwed to fit the object.