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Remedies and Rituals: Folk Medicine in Norway and the New Land

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To cure a fever that begins with chills, write the following on a piece of bread and give it to the patient for eight days, one piece each day, and on the ninth day, burn the last piece: Colameris x, Colameri x, Colamer x, Colame x, Colam x, Cola x, Col x, Co x, and C x.
 To prevent the huldrefolk from stealing your healthy child and leaving a child with rickets in its pla
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Hardcover, 260 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Minnesota Historical Society Press
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This was an interesting and well researched treatise on the folklore surrounding health care among sixteenth to nineteenth century Norwegians, both in Norway and in North America. Not unlike many rural, isolated cultures, the “almuen” (or peasants) and their relatives who immigrated maintained a variety of traditions to care for their own health problems.
Kathleen Stokker writes in an engaging, sympathetic voice, providing detailed primary sources for the remedies - herbal, magical, and social -
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Kathleen Stokker is known for her thorough studies of Norwegian culture, and her method of comparing the experience of Norwegians to those of their emigrant relatives in America. This examination of folk medicine, mostly in the 19th century, but also in the early 20th and in ages before, demonstrates the same attention to detail, pattern and texture of folk life that Stokker has demonstrated in her other works. Remedies and Rituals explores the varying medicinal methods used by the almuen, Norwa ...more
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