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THERE WAS A "QUACK" WHO LIVED IN SCOTLAND AND HAD A
CURE FOR WARTS. HE WOULD GIVE THE PATIENTS A LARGE
SHEAF OF STRAW AND HE HAD TO CARRY THE STRAW IN
HIS HAND AND FIND OUT WHERE A FUNERAL WAS TAKING
PLACE, AND AT THE FIRST MOVEMENT OF THE HEARSE, HE
HAD TO THROW THE STRAW UNDER THE HEARSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SCOTLAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 01-28-1971

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