Audio Recording "A lot of old remedies work."

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"A lot of old remedies work."
Contributor Names
Bongalis, Kostis "Shorty" (Interviewee)
Bongalis, Mae (Interviewee)
Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
March 11, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Onions
-  Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
-  Yellowroot
-  Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
-  Black lung (Pneumoconiosis)
-  Camphor
-  Corn silk tea
-  Dog fennel
-  Herbal remedies
-  Mullein
-  Penny royal
-  Racial segregation
-  Railroad tracks as free space
-  Rhubarb root
-  Sore throat remedies
-  Typhoid
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Naoma
-  Event: Interview with Mae Bongalis and her son, Kostis "Shorty" Bongalis.
-  Mary Hufford is reading remedies from a book, and this spins off into a discussion of onions used to cure typhoid, which incorporates a discussion of racial segregation in Montcoal.
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-A046
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
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Bongalis, Kostis "Shorty", Mae Bongalis, and Mary Hufford. "A lot of old remedies work.". 1995. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed March 29, 2017.)

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Bongalis, K. "., Bongalis, M. & Hufford, M. (1995) "A lot of old remedies work.". [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Bongalis, Kostis "Shorty", Mae Bongalis, and Mary Hufford. "A lot of old remedies work.". 1995. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.