Would you want to eat frog soup? This is one of the strange medical cures covered in Carlyn Beccia's picturebook for the older reader, I Feel Better With a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures. Frog soup, using nine frogs, was a medieval cure for a cough. Carlyn indicates whether these cures worked or not. For frog soup, the answer is no. Carlyn has a whimsical personality, as you can see in this photograph of her dressed as Anne Boleyn.