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It's the days before the National Health Service and you definitely can't afford the doctor. You have an irritating cough, an unsightly wart, a painful boil or a nagging toothache... What are you going to do?


Kitchen Cupboard Cures - Traditional remedies from the days before you could afford the doctor is a collection of stories about home remedies gathered from talking and reminiscing on the many, varied and often horrific "cures" which were inflicted upon people for those most common of ailments. Popular household items such as onions, sugar, soap and string pop up regularly as the tools of cures but so do snails, cow dung, dandelions and woodlice!

A trip down memory lane that will bring a laugh or two as the often humorous anecdotes are recounted in this light-hearted look back at the past.

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