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Passing Through: A Folk Remedy

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North Carolina, like most parts of the nation, has inherited much medical folklore from British, European, and other sources. Among the most tenacious early folk medical practices to live on into the 20th-century is the primitive custom of pulling patients through or passing them through holes in trees, stones, or in the earth, or moving them, or causing them to walk, crawl, or creep through a variety of natural or man-made apertures for the curing of disease.