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Audio Recording "The only leftover thing that I did with him was the castor oil mixture with coke syup."

"The only leftover thing that I did with him was the castor oil mixture with coke syup."

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Title

  • "The only leftover thing that I did with him was the castor oil mixture with coke syup."

Names

  • Fulcher, Howard (Narrator)
  • Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • 1994-08-17

Headings

  • -  African Americans
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Drugstores
  • -  Oral history
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  Family-run businesses
  • -  Fulcher's Pharmacy (Paterson, N.J.)
  • -  Pharmacists
  • -  Traditional medicine
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson

Genre

  • Ethnography
  • Interviews

Notes

  • -  Interview with Howard Fulcher, owner, Fulcher's Pharmacy.
  • -  Summary of audio segment: (Elixers or home remedies?) There was an item that was sold from magazines, White Cloverine brand salves, and when my subscription came which I ordered and my father got mad, thinking I was going to sell it to his customers. There were offbeat products on the market to cure ills that are not viewed as upper crust of medication, but are still well thought of by different classes of people and still relied on, like castor oil mixtures and laxatives used rather than seeing doctors first, and the pharmacist was instrumental in helping, the dosing etc. with those remedies in a lot of cases . . . The only leftover thing that I did was the castor oil mixture with the coke syrup and the little fizz we'd add, the bicarbonate of soda and citrate, so the patient couldn't taste it as it went down. (Root people? Traditional medicine?) We had enough doctors in the community that we didn't have to resort to any extraordinary measures. But I'm sure it still exists in the South and some places.

Medium

  • Digital Audio Tape

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A015

Source Collection

  • Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Fulcher, Howard, and Susan Levitas. "The only leftover thing that I did with him was the castor oil mixture with coke syup.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003621/.

APA citation style:

Fulcher, H. & Levitas, S. (1994) "The only leftover thing that I did with him was the castor oil mixture with coke syup.". -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003621/.

MLA citation style:

Fulcher, Howard, and Susan Levitas. "The only leftover thing that I did with him was the castor oil mixture with coke syup.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003621/>.