king's evil

  1. a form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands
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  • There is a certain disease called the scrofula, which in former times had the name of the King's Evil. Charles I Makers of History
  • No king touched so much for the king's evil, that class of unpleasant glandular and scrofulous disorders that kings were reputed to be able to cure.
  • These coins were handed out as talismans by the monarch at a special ceremony to sufferers of the skin disease, scrofula (otherwise known as King's Evil).
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