For a soar throat, they would tie bacon sprinkled with pepper around
the patients throat. Another way to treat it was to drink hot water, as hot as you could take it. To make a caugh
syrup, they would mix bark, bethroot, and water and boil it all together. After that they would strain the water
and add sugar to it. Finally they would let it simmer. For burns, they would put egg white on it
to provide a seal for the skin. For diarrhea, they would drink a tablespoon of water that was boiled with blackberry
roots every hour. Snake bites were cured by cutting open where the snake bit you and suck out the poison.
After that the patient would drink whiskey, and tie tobacco around the wound. Tuberculosis had many treatments but none
worked. People tried smoking, drinking cod liver oil, and eating thick, boiled down, stew.