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Harms, E., Folk Lore
Psychological aspects on Helsingfors trial.
Mar 1934: 73-76
A brief description of the body-snatching trial that took place in Helsingfors in September, 1932. Some phases of the Helsingfors trial are explained by three classes of surviving folk-customs, superstitions and magic in the Baltic Islands off the Gulf of Riga: "(1) absolute fetish beliefs in folk medicine, (2) beliefs in relation of the dead to health and happiness, (3) uses of fragments of the dead for curative purposes, or as luck bringers, and exhumation."
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