May 6, 2021
In this episode, Sherry and Marshall discuss frontier doctors, medicines and miracle cures, addiction, natural and native healing herbs, and diseases of the frontier Army.
This show's lagniappe:
Dr. Chase was known for his medical knowledge during the 19th century and published many books. This recipe for rheumatism comes from the 1880 book, Information for Everyone and Practical Recipes.
"Has been cured by taking the bark of a [fruit] bearing crabapple tree, and putting sufficient amount of it into whisky to make it very strong, then taking a wine-glass three times daily, until a gallon was used."
I have no idea is this worked, but then again, the patient probably didn't either because they were looped!
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