Strange "cures" of the 1800s

1. Nosebleed — chew a newspaper

2. Headache — place buckwheat pancake on head

3. Toothache — chew piece of bark

4. Fainting — eat strawberries

5. Failing eyesight — shave head

6. Warts — rub with pebbles, then throw them in grave

Source: "Cowboys and Coffin Makers" (Laurie Coulter, Annick Press, 2007)