English Doctor

[This is an annotated list of all appearances and all mentions of the English Doctor.]

In England, where Malcolm and Macduff are planning to destroy the tyrant Macbeth, an English doctor appears and Malcolm asks him if the English King is going to come to court that day. The doctor replies, "Ay, sir; there are a crew of wretched souls / That stay his cure" (4.3.141-142). The doctor then proceeds to tell of the English King's miraculous power to cure a disease by simply touching the victim. This is the doctor's only appearance in the play.      [Detailed Scene Summary]