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Condition cancer Belief 3140 A dead hand touched to a cancer will cure it (F, SLC, 1960). (For the power of the dead man's hand, see Wayland D. Hand, "Hangman, the Gallows, and the Dead Man's Hand in American Folk Medicine," in Medieval Literature and Folklore Studies Honor of Francis Lee Utley, ed, Jerome Mandell and Bruce A. Rosenburg (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1970), pp.323-29, 381-87. Reprinted in Hand, Magical Medicine, pp. 69-80. --Eds.)
Method Of Treatment applied - touch of corpse’s hand Date Collected 1910-1919
Region Of Collection Interior Southwest Place Collected Utah
Informant Gender Not Disclosed/Unknown
Informant Age adult
Citation Cannon, Anthon S. Popular Beliefs and Superstitions from Utah, edited by Wayland D. Hand and Jeannine E. Talley. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1984. Volume Number
Page Number 98
Folkmed Record Number 1_207

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