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shown to have arisen from known natural causes was immediately suspect. If a
healing power was claimed for charms or written words, or if the weather was
foretold by reference to such unconnected data as the day of the week on which ...
When Dr Jorden for the defence argued that the girl's illness had a natural cause,
Anderson rounded on him: 'What do you call it?', quoth the Judge. 'Passe
hysterica? said the Doctor. 'Can you cure it?' 'I cannot tell. I will not undertake it,
but I ...
It was because these men accepted so wide a range of supposed natural
phenomena that they were able to dispense with witchcraft as an explanation of
mysterious happenings. It was much easier for them to advance a 'natural'
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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