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Bass, A. L Tommie. Wintertime for a Backwoodsman: Reminiscences of A. L. Tommie bass of Leesburg, Alabama (Privately printed by John K. Crellin, Jane Philpottl, and A. L. Tommie Bass: Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 1983).

Crellin, John K., Jane Philpott, and A. L. Tommie Bass. 1997 [1990]. Trying to Give Ease: Tommie Bass and the Story of Herbal Medicine. Durham : Duke University Press. 335 pp. (Previously published as vol. 1 of Herbal Medicine Past and Present)

Crellin, John K., and Jane Philpott. 1997 [1990]. A Reference Guide to Medicinal Plants: Herbal Medicine Past and Present [based on the practice of herbalist A.L. "Tommie" Bass]. Durham : Duke University Press. 551 pp. (Previously published as vol. 2 of Herbal Medicine Past and Present)

Crellin, J. K., ed. Plain Southern Eating (Durham: Duke University Press, 1988).

Patton, Darryl. Tommie Bass: Herb Doctor of Shinbone Ridge (np: Back to Nature Publications, 1988).

Tullos, Allen. "Tommie Bass: a Life in the Ridge and Valley Country," MA Thesis, Curriculum in Folklore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1976.

Tullos, Allen. "The Dead Be Buried Here: Irish Humor of Tommie Bass," Southern Folklore Quarterly, 1978.

Williams, Linda. “Doctors May Frown, But Hill People Say Herbalist 'Gives Ease'; Tommie Bass, 77, Even Lures Folklorists and Academics To a Leesburg, Ala., Shack.” Wall Street Journal, July 8, 1985. p. 1 (2 pages)

Acknowledgements to: List prepared by Allen Tullos

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