your tooth ached, the blacksmith might pull it out with a pair of
tongs. He did not use an anesthetic.
Pioneers believed that some diseases were caused
by poisons in the blood and so you would visit the barber for a
bloodletting. He would make a small cut in the neck or wrist and let some blood
drain into a bowl.
Pioneers sometimes tried to cure minor
aches and pains with herbal remedies. Would you know which herb or
plant to use to cure an ailment?
to try an herbal remedy matching exercise.
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