THOMAS, DAVID (1739? - 1788), bone-setter

Name: David Thomas
Date of birth: 1739?
Date of death: 1788
Gender: Male
Occupation: bone-setter
Area of activity: Medicine
Author: Moelwyn Idwal Williams

Born at the Court, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire. He was the most famous of a family of bone-setters who had established a wide reputation for themselves in that particular profession and had won the confidence of a large number of their contemporaries. His claim to fame, however, was more on account of a natural bent than of any professional qualifications he possessed. He died 25 May 1788 at the age of 49.


Published date: 1959

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