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U of K exhibit features medical remedies from 19th, early 20th centuries
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, November 3, 2013 12:14 PM EST
An exhibit at the University of Kentucky's special collections library showcases medical remedies from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The remedies include groundhog grease for burns, and a bitter apple for arthritis-like pain.
The exhibit also has some strange theories.
Megan Mummey is one of the archivists who helped put together the exhibition. She says her favorite part of the exhibit is the Kentucky man convinced that flannel was the cause of consumption, or tuberculosis.
Other ideas about the causes of consumption included poor diet, vigorous exercise, hereditary predisposition, the blowing of trumpets and tightly laced corsets.