High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Toad doctors were
practitioners of a specific tradition of medicinal folk magic,
operating in western England until the end of the 19th century.
Their main concern was healing scrofula (then called "the
King's Evil," a skin disease), though they were also
believed to cure other ailments including those resulting from
witchcraft. They cured the sick by placing a live toad, or the leg
of one, in a muslin bag and hanging it around the sick person's