scrofula


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scrofula

Pathol tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands

scrofula

[′skräf·yə·lə]
(medicine)
Tuberculosis of cervical lymph nodes.
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Along with reintroducing the practice of touching for scrofula, Anne resumed making appointments to the Order of the Thistle, the Scottish chivalric fraternity founded by James VII and II in 1687.
At mid-century, the King of France fretted that he could not use his sacred power to cure scrofula because of his serial adultery; Kings of Spain descended from their carriages and knelt in the street when a priest carrying the Eucharist passed by; people in France became subjects of the Kingdom by being baptised Catholics; throughout the continent church bells and religious festivals marked the rhythms of life (Van Kley 4-5, 166-70; Callahan, Church, Politics 4, 52).
15) Furthermore, as its origins in an essay on scrofula suggest, the Theory is intimately connected with Coleridge's work on other, less metaphoric, forms of death.
We made a point of collecting only those bearing the names of drinks firms from our home town which were quickly joined by other 'discoveries' such as clay pipes, pot lids, cobalt blue glass poison bottles - they have ribs and 'pimples' in their design so that they could be identified by the visually impaired - and pots which once contained ointment so magical it could cure everything from scrofula to sciatica.
Elizabeth, like her sister Mary, continued medieval rituals of applying the royal touch to cure those afflicted with the "king's evil" or scrofula, and ritually washing the feet of the poor on Maundy Thursday.
Many children carried with them the scars and associated health problems of childhood illnesses or accidents into the factory, such as rickets and scrofula.
Also, like her elder sister, Elizabeth used the royal healing touch to cure her subjects suffering from scrofula.
It had long been believed in England and France that monarchs had a God-given power to heal by touch a particular form of tuberculosis called scrofula, The monarch hung the perforated coins around the necks of sufferers personally, and it was thought that through talismanic action, the healing power of the King could be transferred to the recipient, who was instructed to continue to wear the coin, being cured if they had enough faith.
She enthusiastically exercised the so-called "king's touch" to cure people suffering from the "king's evil," or scrofula, a painful swelling of the lymph nodes caused by tuberculosis.
Radix Scrophulariae, a traditional Chinese herb medicine derives from the Scrophularia ningpoensis (Xuans hen), has long been used in clinic to treat febrile diseases with impairment of Yin manifested by deep red tongue and dire thirst or with eruptions, constipation due to impairment of body fluid; phtisis with cough, conjunctivitis, sore throat, scrofula, diphteria, boils and sores, internal bleeding (Wagner et al.
According to legend King Edward possessed the miraculous gift of healing through the royal touch, curing subjects of scrofula, the so-called King's Evil, by "Hanging a golden stamp about their necks / Put on with holy prayers," which "healing benediction" he transmitted to "succeeding royalty" including the monarchs under whose authority Shakespeare lived.