Tag Archives: cure diagnosis and prophylaxis of disease

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2018.36.1

Academic paper ‘Cholera in Quebec in 1849’ by Prof. Sylvio LeBlònd published in the Canadian M. A. Journal, 1954, describing how cholera arrived at Quebec, Canada, with immigrants from Ireland, how it spread, how many died, how it was treated and the hospital that was set up to deal with it. Tiree people emmigrating to Canada via Quebec in the mid-1800s had to face these conditions, and in 1849, 48 of them died of cholera.

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2000.61.43

Mini-disk SA1968/30.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings four Gaelic songs two of them love songs, tells two Fenian tales, three stories about ghosts, two about second sight, stories about his uncle Niall Òg, talks about Island House and Baca na Croicheadh, tells a story about a fairy cow and a cattle thief from Islay, sings a milking song, talks about good and bad luck, the superstitions of fishermen, how to heal the evil eye, weather forecasting and gives the names of the inside of a small boat.

2000.61.17

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh 1968-30.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings four Gaelic songs two of them love songs, tells two Fenian tales, three stories about ghosts, two about second sight, stories about his uncle Niall Òg, talks about Island House and Baca na Croicheadh, tells a story about a fairy cow and a cattle thief from Islay, sings a milking song, talks about good and bad luck, the superstitions of fishermen, how to heal the evil eye, weather forecasting and gives the names of the inside of a small boat.

2004.98.1

Audio cassette recording of Gilleasbuig Kennedy of West Hynish talking to Maggie Campbell in June 2004

Gilleasbuig Kennedy of West Hynish talks to Maggie Campbell in June 2004 about the meaning of the name ‘Na Cuiltean’, the division of the small crofts in 1907, the potato famine, the changing weather over the years, storms that hit West Hynish, the ability of Hynish people to predict the future, his mother’s baking skills and knowledge of traditional medicines both of which she passed on to him. (Continues on AC355)

2000.74.1

Audio cassette recording of Janet MacIntosh talking to Maggie Campbell in March 2000.

Janet MacIntosh of Caoles and Balinoe talks to Maggie Campbell in March 2000 about her schooldays in Balemartine, her pastimes, the delivery of a telegram from Balinoe Post Office, wartime and the pictures, the funeral of 16 RAF crew members who died in a plane crash, monthly ceilidhs, dances and Gaelic plays, travelling shops, funerals, transport, gathering and cooking seafood and seaweed, and the health benefits of sea water.

1999.291.4

Comb-bound book `Selected Papers in Folklore` by Margaret Bennett.

A selection of papers by Margaret Bennett: `Balquhidder Revisited: Fairylore in the Scottish Highlands, 1690-1990`; `Plants and People in Oral Tradition: Folklore in the Scottish Highlands`; `Plant Lore in Gaelic Scotland`; `In Sickness and in Health: Traditional and Adopted Medical Practices of Scottish Gaelic Settlers in Quebec`; `Waters of Life and Health: Well-Worshipping in Scotland`; `Gaelic Song in Eastern Canada: Twentieth Century Reflections`; `Musical Traditions of the Scots in Newfoundland; From Kennedy Fraser to the Jimmy Shand Experience in Five Generations`; several extracts from `Tocher`; `Scottish Customs of Christmas and New Year`; `The Pipers` Curiosity`.

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