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Danil and Sergei Orusovs, About our father

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Sergei and Danil reminisce about how their father cured sick people. One day their older sister had a swelling on her head. Their father boiled a cow’s horn in water. Then he cut the swelling open with a knife and put the horn on the cut. After the procedure, their sister recovered. Also, one of their older brothers had his leg frozen. Doctors wanted to amputate it, but their father did not allow it. He operated on his son himself at home. He made a cut on the leg and removed the rotten bones. The brother survived the operation, but is limping. One day their father had a young patient who had a hump growing on his back. Their father fed the patient with some kind of broth made from a hedgehog. The boy grew up a healthy man.



Folk healer, methods

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Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge

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