Deux amulettes représentant les cœurs du Christ et de la Vierge et une effigie ovale du cœur de Jésus dont les pouvoirs magiques et religieux étaient censés protéger du choléra les gens qui les portaient autour du cou dans les régions catholiques.

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Each question of month answers one of the more unusual queries the Swiss National Library receives every day, in all fields and all national languages as well as English.

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