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Put a Frog in Your Mouth: Toothache 'Cures' from Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Ireland.

@article{Barron2019PutAF,
  title={Put a Frog in Your Mouth: Toothache 'Cures' from Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Ireland.},
  author={Carol Barron and Tiziana Soverino},
  journal={Journal of the history of dentistry},
  year={2019},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={
          14-24
        }
}
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, toothache must have been a common complaint in Ireland, to judge from the number of toothache 'cures' reported as part of The Schools' Collection (SC) or 'Bailiúchán na Scol', a folklore-collecting scheme that was undertaken in the Irish Republic in 1937 and 1938, and upon which this article is based. These cures range from quasi-medical treatments, such as packing the affected tooth with tobacco, to more folkloric, or magico-religious… 
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