Leicester Oral History Archive
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Summary of interview item: Home Remedies. Compilation of interview extracts describing a variety of home remedies used for different ailments. The cost of calling a doctor before the advent of the National Health Service (NHS) is recalled along with the other alternatives of chemists' advice, homeopathy and commercial remedies. A number of traditional home remedies are described including cures, for eye complaints, the blood, coughs and colds, whooping cough, headaches, earache, toothache, bruises, chilblains, stomach ailments, warts, eczema, bronchitis and pneumonia. Contributors to the compilation are: Mrs Wainwright, Mrs Roberts, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Challands, Mrs Strickson, Mrs Mc Alister, Miss Manger, Mr Phillips, Anon, Mrs Waltham, Mrs Hawes, Dr Atkinson, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Dorman, Mrs Rawlinson, Miss Grain, Mrs Edwards, Mrs Tebbutt, Mrs Abbey, Mrs Martin, Mrs Pateman, Mr & Mrs Gregory, Mr Peacock, Mr Hopkins.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1890s, 1900s,1910s, 1920s, 1930s,
Recording Date: 1/1/1989
Playing time: 49 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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