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Pages (PDF): 32
Publication Date: 1896
Read before the Historical Club of the John Hopkins Hospital, April 13th, 1896. Excerpt: 'The subject of this evening’s paper is extraordinarily copious, and long-descended in its history. A belief in witchcraft characterized the earliest periods of which we have any record; it prevails among all savages or semi-civilized peoples at the present time, and is by no means extinct in otherwise intelligent communities. The cowardly fear and the resulting cruelties which have sprung from this strange superstition are too well known to need comment.'