Baltimore City Hospital Case No. 469861 was that of a negro woman who had been born 22 years before in the Okefenokee Swamp on Friday the thirteenth. She was one of three girls delivered that day by a midwife who stated that all three were hexed: the first would die before her sixteenth birthday, the second before her 21st birthday, and the third (the patient) before her 23rd birthday. The first two girls had died within 1 day of the day predicted, the third (BCH #469861) was terrified. On the day before her 23rd birthday, while in the hospital, she
E. J. Scared to Death?. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:789–790. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-789
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