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FEVER BLISTERS

WHEN YOU FEEL A FEVER BLISTER COMING,
RUB BEHIND YOUR EAR (EITHER ONE) THREE TIMES AND IT WILL NEVER
COME TO A HEAD.

Submitter comment: LEARNED WHEN SHE WAS A GIRL IN GLOUCESTER, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): POWER OF NUMBERS ; PREVENTITIVE TREATMENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 05-11-1965

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WART CURE

IF YOU COUNT YOUR WARTS,
MAKE A KNOT IN A THREAD FOR EVERY WART,
THROW THE THREAD AWAY,
AND THE WARTS WILL BE CURED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MEASURING ; POWER OF NUMBERS ; SEVERAL SIMILAR COMMENTS IN THE ARCHIVES.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Medicine
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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REMEDY

COUNT THE NUMBER OF WARTS OR MOLES,
CONCENTRATE ON THE NUMBER,
AND THEY WILL SOON DISAPPEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MEASURING ; POWER OF NUMBERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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