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The charms used for this purpose, consist in mere words, spoken by some person reputed to have powers akin to the witchcraft of the days of superstition, or in texts of Scripture or other words attached to the person, like the periapts of anti- quity, and the fetiches of Africa; contrivances among which the mystic word Abracadabra is or was one of no small note. Amu- lets, equally successful, are the remains of a very general prac- tice, still preserved, if unwittingly, in the coral and bells of children, in the ear-rings of the French populace and military, and, with the open acknowledgment of superstitious folly, in the anodyne necklace even now used for dentition in children, and by those also who are reputed to be possessed of sense and education. 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Under this head, if I mistake not, I must also class avast ca- talogue of internal remedies; medicines of the most discordant properties or of no properties at all, but having equally gained a degree of reputation, greater or less, from occasional or partial success depending on this principle. These form that mass of trash with which old women, of whatever sex, torment their neighbours, with that intrusive self-conceit which belongs to all voluntary empirics, and against which it is in vain to remonstrate, by showing that their utility is nothing without confidence on the patient's part, and that, in the chronic disease, they are ut- terly void of power, even over imbecility and ignorance. 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