Clipped From Escanaba Morning Press

 - HOT NAILS USED AS A BRAND Greek Woman Burns...
HOT NAILS USED AS A BRAND Greek Woman Burns Crosses on Her Child’s Body Trying to Cure Fever. St. Louis, Mo.—Nine crosses burned into the flesh of a slx-monthold child are relied upon by the little one'* mother, Mrs. Farra Adekel to cure it of fever. Two Greek crosses were burned in the baby’s temple* to drive away the high fever; one in the middle of the forehead to drive away «tomach trouble; three more across the stomach to relieve the same trouble, and then a score of miscellaneous scar* to placate and drive away evil spirits. The child grew worse and may die as the result of the burn*. Mrs. Adekel Is a Syrian Greek. She «ays the treatment of American physicians failed to cure her child and she resorted to the advice of the priests of her native land. Taking a nail she made It red hot and then appUed It after the manner of the Syrians. She has absolute faith in the cross cure.

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  1. Escanaba Morning Press,
  2. 27 Aug 1911, Sun,
  3. Page 5

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