William Griggs (physician)

William Griggs was a doctor in Salem Village, Massachusetts. He is best known as the doctor who diagnosed the Salem Villagers as possessed, during the time of the Salem witch trials.[1] Griggs was in charge of diagnosing and determining how "much" of a witch they were. Griggs claimed that the "afflicted" girls were "under an Evil hand" (most likely referring to the Devil).


  1. ^ "Important Persons in the Salem Court Records". Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive. Benjamin Ray and The University of Virginia. Retrieved 27 November 2014.

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