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|Creator:||Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867|
|Title:||Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 07/1863|
Letter from Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama, mainly regarding a boil on her breast, which makes it difficult to feed their baby, Mattie. The doctor recommended that she use ''Tansy poultice'' on it, but she followed the advice of her Aunt Edith and used raw cabbage leaves, which she found ''very soothing.'' She mentions that she thought she would have child-bed fever. 1863.
Local identification number: 235-6
|Subjects:||Feemster family | Gaston family | Breastfeeding | Furuncle | Traditional medicine | Feemster, Alexander Whitfield, 1827-1911 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434|
|Collection:||Intellectual underpinnings of the American Civil War|
|Institution:||Mississippi State University. Libraries|
|Contributors:||Mississippi State University. Libraries|
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