Title Charles II touching a patient for the king's evil (scrofula) surrounded by courtiers, clergy and general public. Engraving by R. White.


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Physical description 1 print : line engraving with etching
Note Frontispiece to: J. Browne, Adenochoiradelogia or a anatomick-chircurgical treatise of glandules & strumaes or king's evil swellings, together with the Royal gift of healings ..., London 1684
Summary King's evil is an old and popular name for scrofula, a form of tuberculosis which affected the lymph nodes in the neck. The origin of the term lies in the belief that a royal personage was endowed with healing power directed particularly to this ailment. The tradition lasted in England from Edward the Confessor until the reign of Queen Anne in 1714. It also existed in France
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 18469i
Lettering R. White sculp.
Author, etc. White, Robert, 1645-1703.
Subject name Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685.
Topic-LCSH Scrofula.
Healing.
Tuberculosis.
Kings and rulers.
Courts and courtiers.
Clergy.
Genre/Technique Frontispieces.
Intaglio prints.
Copy photo no. L 31546
System no. .b11763486
Record no. 18469i