From the August 1975 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Tasty 'Cure'

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Folklore medicine is effectively used among the Chicano population of northern Mexico and southern Texas to treat alcoholism. At the South Texas Institute of Alcohol and Drug Studies, held at Pan American University, Edinburg, Tex., Bob Trotter showed a film in which native curanderos, or healers, treated alcoholic patients by stroking them from head to foot with, consecutively, a lemon, an egg, and the leaf of a sweet basil plant. The patient is reportedly cured in two to three weeks. The core depends heavily on the patient's faith in the healer.

-- Physician's Alcohol Newsletter

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