king's evil


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king's evil

n
(Pathology) the king's evil pathol a former name for scrofula
[C14: from the belief that the king's touch would heal scrofula]
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King's evil

Another name for scrofula, a disease of the glands of the neck, which, during the Middle Ages was believed to be cured by the touch of a monarch.
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Noun1.king's evil - a form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands
T.B., tuberculosis, TB - infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
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References in classic literature ?
I covered six- sevenths of the appropriation into the treasury a week before starting from Camelot on my adventures, and ordered that the other seventh be inflated into five- cent nickels and delivered into the hands of the head clerk of the King's Evil Department; a nickel to take the place of each gold coin, you see, and do its work for it.
But the gift somewhere dropped out of the line of succession: the later sovereigns of England have not been tactual healers, and the disease once honored with the name "king's evil" now bears the humbler one of "scrofula," from scrofa , a sow.
One of the newly added phrases is galar na rig, literally the king's disease, a term for scrofula which is known in English as king's evil.
What does it do: Other members of this family may be eaten as a famine food and have a variety of medicinal uses but this one, according to Culpepper, 'is directly opposite to other Sedums, and more likely to raise inflammations that cure them' but this did not prevent him prescribing it for scurvy (Vitamin C deficiency), The King's Evil (tuberculosis) and other scrofulous afflictions.
Which medical condition was formerly known as king's evil? A Influenza B Smallpox C Psittacosis D Scrofula 9.
| WHAT medical condition was also called the king's evil? | WHERE in the Middle East was the capital Nineveh?
Medicine and Physiology BELL'S LAW, CROHN'S DISEASE, DARWIN'S TUBERCLE, DESCEMETS MEMBRANE, GRAVE'S DISEASE, HANSEN'S DISEASE, HUNTINGTON'S CHOREA, JACOBSEN'S CARTILEGE/NERVE/ ORGAN, JOHNE'S BACILLUS, KING'S EVIL (scrofula), KOCH'S BACILLUS/ LAWS/POSTULATES, LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE, MCBURNEY'S POINT, MORTON'S TOE (a disease), TURK'S CELL, WEIL'S DISEASE, ZENKER'S DEGENERATION
(15) See Frank Barlow, 'The King's Evil', English Historical Review, 95 (1980), 8-9.
They must also dodge the king's evil sister, who is trying to steal the crown.
His discussions of the English Civil War take the Royalist side, perhaps influenced by the fact that while prisoner on the Isle of Wight, King Charles I had touched Cannon's mother for the King's Evil. He was relatively uninterested in religious and political issues for much of his life, but in his last decades identified with the Country Tory, strongly Church of England position and developed a greater interest in European politics.
The king's evil counselor Haman plots to kill all the Jews of the empire, but is prevented by the wise Jewish courtier Mordecai, together with the glamorous queen Esther.