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    • Folk doctors, Cy

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Jerry Smith's transcribed interview of Henry Smith about a folk doctor named Cy. According to Smith, Cy used to make home-made medicine that people thought could cure anything.
    • Folk doctors, Dr. Wheat

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Bob Eaton's transcribed interview of Bob Baxter about Dr. Wheat. According to Baxter, Dr. Wheat is a folk doctor in Coxville, Indiana, and he was a very good doctor.
    • Folk doctors, Doc Mallotte

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Mary Catherine O'Neal's transcribed interview of Ownes Lentz about Doc Mallotte. Accordint to Lents, Doc Mallotte was the only doctor around Cannelburg, Indiana, for a very long time. He was a good folk doctor.
    • Folk doctors, Rockville, Indiana

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Elizabeth Carrington's transcribed interview of Herbert Thomas about a folk doctor in Rockville, Indiana. According to Thomas, a doctor removed his tonsils in Thomas' home. This was common in that era.
    • Folk doctors, Dr. Paul

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Steve Shepard's transcribed interview of Nora Kelly about Dr. Paul. According to Kelly, Dr. Paul was a female doctor in New Hampshire. She took great care of all of the babies in town and would take boys to get hair cuts when they were big enough...
    • Folk doctors, Doc Cox

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Chester A. Archer's transcribed interview of an anonymous source about Doc Cox. According to this source, Cod Cox lived near Sullivan, Indiana, and was best known as being an herbalist. Rumor has it that Doc Cox had a cure for cancer and Eli Lilly...
    • Folk doctors, Dr. Gatch

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Janice Meyer's transcribed interview of Roswald Arthur Zaring about Dr. Gatch. According to Zaring, Dr. Gatch helped Zaring's father operate on a man on the kitchen table.
    • Folk doctors, Doc Cox

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Colleen Boone's transcribed interview of R.L.B. about Doc Cox. According to R.L.B., Doc Cox was an herb doctor with a big practice. He cured a growth from R.L.B.'s grandfather by painting something on it and covering it. Within weeks the growth...
    • Folk doctors, Doc Cox

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Charles Baldwin's transcribed interview of an anonymous 76 year-old man about Doc Cox. According to this source, Doc Cox was mostly Indian and lived south of Sullivan, Indiana. He was an herb doctor and he never graduated from high school. The...
    • Folk doctors, Doc Strong

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Terri Dickey's transcribed personal account of Doc Strong. According to Dickey, Doc Strong lived in Coxville, Indiana, and buried jars of money in his yard.
    • Folk doctors, Dr. Maple

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Trevis Mayfield's transcribed interview of Frank Hale, Jr. about Dr. Maple. According to Hale, Dr. Maple was a country doctor and he once removed an abcessed toe with an axe.
    • Folk doctors, Doc Wheat

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • John Mark Harper's transcribed interview of an anonymous 60 year-old male about Doc Wheat. According to this source, Doc Wheat lived in Coxville, Indiana, and he was an actual doctor. He hada medical degree from Indiana University Medical School....
    • Folk doctors, Doc Cox

    • Legends; People; People associated with health & safety; Physicians; Medical offices; Medical offices; Health care; Medical personnel; Folk cures; Folk medicine;
    • Susan Fifer's transcribed interview of Alberta Cochran about Doc Cox. According to Cochran, Cox was her grandfather. He was an herb doctor and he buried his money. People would come from all over to be treated by Doc Cox, and he never charged...
    • Dave Swisha plays the banjo

    • Swisha, Dave, 1938-1988; Banjos; Musicians; Folk music; Folk songs; Oral history;
    • In this sixty minute recording, Dave "Bangie" Swisha demonstrates favorite songs on the banjo. Dave was born in Danville, Illinois, in 1934 and lived in Cayuga, Indiana, at the time of the recording. His parents were Floyd Hubert and Dorothy...
    • Thelma Wickens oral history interview

    • Wickens, Thelma, 1899-; Oral history; Farmers; Women; Sewing; City & town life;
    • Oral history by Thelma Wickens of Dana, Indiana which describes to Keith Ludden what it was like to be a farm wife in the 1920's and 30's. Born in 1899, she has lived in the Dana, Cayuga, and Newport areas for many years.

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