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Ashe County Oral History

Collection of interviews with notable Ashe County residents

Dora Howell Waddell was born in 1903, and was the wife of Reverend Ira Lee Waddell, who is featured in another interview. This interview involves early midwifing and medicinal herb practices.

Part 1

1:16 - Little Helton

1:45 Having baby at home

3:47 Other midwife

9:00 Delivering baby

12:10 Midwife as dr.

12:32 Catnip tea

13:50 Herb remedies

Part 2

00:17 - Herb remedies

7:45 - Bed wetting cure / spice wood

10:43 Drying fruit / sweet potatoes

12:17 Pneumonia cure