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Engraving of British monarch Charles II (C rear) "touching" for King's Evil, a name for scrofula (tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands at the side of the neck, with ulceration of the skin), because it was believed that the touch of a king could cure it.

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  • Date: 1901
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: Medicine, England Royal Family, Charles Ii, Diseases, Superstitions, 1900s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_5601034
  • Credits: MANSELL COLLECTION

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