Scrofula used to be very common. Its rarity now is one of the benefits of pasteurization
of milk, and tuberculin testing of cows. Massachusetts used to have a special hospital
for extra-pulmonary tuberculosis, which was principally caused by bovine tuberculosis.
The hospital has been closed for quite a few years now, as there are few cases of extra
pulmonary tuberculosis. I have never seen a case of scrofula. Which is a good thing,
since we have no King to cure it by touch. What a pity.