DYK: Do you have a frog in your throat?

frog in throalThis is a very confusing saying that doesn’t seem to make sense. How would anyone get an actual frog in their throat?

Medieval physicians believed that the secretions of a frog could cure a cough if they were coated on the throat of the patient.

It may be unbelievable,  but a frog was placed in the mouth of the suffer and remained there until the physician decided that the treatment was complete.

 

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