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Clippings: burning organs of lost loved ones to prevent disease; a sea serpent; a determined suicide

From the Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Telegraph Published Friday, January 18, 1867 This article recounts a superstition carried out by family members afflicted by repeated deaths from disease. The bodies of the lost loved ones are exhumed and, if their internal organs were sufficiently preserved, the deceased's heart and lungs are cut out, burned, and the ashes… Continue reading Clippings: burning organs of lost loved ones to prevent disease; a sea serpent; a determined suicide