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The magical transference of disease is one of the most engaging subjects in the whole fields of folk medicine. Whether found among primitive peoples in remote parts of the world or in 20th-century America, the practice of ridding a person of a disease by transferring the malady to another person, animal, plant, or other various objects rests on sympathetic magic.
As people settled across America, they brought their superstitions and beliefs with them; the list is composed of 145 beliefs that were found in California but originated from North Carolina.