Folklore about Curing Lightning Strikes


Lightning Strike Victim

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What to do when a person has been struck by lightning:

Persons struck by lightning should not be given up as dead for at least three hours. During the first two hours, they should be drenched freely with cold water and, if this fails to produce restoration, then add salt and continue the drenching for another hour.


1855 Old Farmer's Almanac

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