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    • Ugly old doctor

    • Hermits; Physicians; Folk cures;
    • Dallas Meneely's transcribed interview of Carol A. McRae about the Ugly Old Doctor. According to McRae, there was a man in the latter part of the 1800s who was known for being able to breathe on people and heal them. He was a hermit. People came...
    • Ugly old doctor

    • Hermits; Physicians; Folk cures;
    • Dallas Meneely's transcribed interview of Carol A. McRae about the Ugly Old Doctor. In this account, a relative had bad arthritis and went to see the Ugly Old Doctor in order to get a cure. He was told to go out in a field and let all the bees...
    • Tarp man of Sullivan County

    • Suicides; Hermits; Fire;
    • Thomas L. Foster's transcribed interview of Robert Gillogly's account of the Tarp Man of Sullivan County. According to Gillogly, the man was a hermit and when a road was built on his property he burned down his house, shot his dog, laid a tarp...
    • Tarp man of Sullivan County

    • Suicides; Hermits; Fire;
    • Robert Gillogly's transcribed interview of Charles Alexander's account of the Tarp Man of Sullivan County. According to Alexander, the man lived in Sullivan County, Indiana, and when a road was built on his property he burned down his house, shot...
    • Tarp man of Sullivan County

    • Suicides; Hermits; Fire;
    • Deborah Bates' transcribed interview of Ules and Cora Slinker about the Tarp Man of Sullivan County. Ules and Cora state that the man lived far from the road and was isolated. He liked the isolation, and when he found out that they were building a...
    • Ugly old doctor

    • Hermits; Physicians; Folk cures;
    • Dallas Meneely's transcribed interview of Carol A. McRae about the Ugly Old Doctor. In this account, McRae's grandmother had rheumatism and was cured by the Ugly Old Doctor. After seeing traditional doctors and having no luck, someone sent for the...

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