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The King’s-Evil and sensory experience in Richard Wiseman’s Severall Chirurgicall Treatises

Adam S. Komorowski Sang Ik Song Ireland   Charles II touching a patient for the King’s Evil (scrofula) Throughout many centuries, the monarchs of England maintained as royal prerogative the ability to heal the sick by virtue of their miraculous touch alone. William of Malmesbury (c.1090-c.1143) first described the use of the thaumaturgic touch by […]