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someone (not necessarily a licensed physician) who sets broken bones

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While others are still unregistered, including faith-healing, osteopaths (bonesetters), massagers, charlatans, and these are still considered mal-practitioners.
The establishments of unqualified bonesetters or jirrahs were: Shifa Khana Jirai, Muhammad Shafi Jirah, Abdul Razzaq Jirrah Centre, M Shahbaz Dawakhana and Jirah, Asghar Ali Pehlwan, Shah-i-Jahan Fiaz Ghousia Jirah, Ali Hajvari Jirah, Muhammad Rafique Pehlwan and Bismillah Hadi Jor.
Many Yemenis both in urban and rural areas believe traditional bonesetters are better than qualified orthopedic doctors.
Crackdown on bonesetters in Kandahar Health officials of Kandahar have launched a campaign against bonesetters, who, they say, are quack doctors who have no medical skills.
Their topics include the indigenous as a site of decolonizing knowledge for conventional development and the link with education as evinced in Africa, indigenous research and decolonizing methodologies, Western medical education and indigenous knowledges, and traditional bonesetters and health choices in northern Ghana.
Hugh Owen Thomas, an orthopaedic surgeon from a long line of folk medicine practitioners known as the "Anglesey bonesetters", saved thousands of lives in the trenches with his Thomas Splint, which immobilised fractured limbs.
Hugh Owen Thomas, an orthopaedic surgeon from a long line of folk medicine practitioners known as the 'Anglesey bonesetters', saved thousands of lives in the trenches with his Thomas Splint, which immobilised fractured limbs.
among them singers, seers, witchwives, washer women, sugar beer brewers, conjurers, native bearers, prayer makers, soothsayers, sorceresses, dyers, diviners, hired mourners, spinners, shepherdesses, babysitters, millers, maids, bookbinders, spellbinders, cornharvesters, great-grandmothers, sharecroppers, necromancers, exorcists, coffee pickers, potters, crazy women, midwives, planters, woodlanders, bonesetters, troublemakers, spiritualists, mothers-in-law, peddlers, gravediggers, fireworks makers, drinkers, hags, beggars, bakers, basket weavers, shamanesses, liars, computers, comagres, sculptresses, muses, and even men.
Hypothesizing the existence of "magnetic ether" that flows through the solar system into the human nervous apparatus, mesmerists--like chiropractors, spiritualists, bonesetters, mind cure healers, and osteopaths--use hand gestures or "passes" to remove "obstructions" in the flow of "spirit" or "vital fluid" and restore "harmony" between the human body and the cosmos.
Two different approaches to health care, Western "allopathic" (p.136) practices and Ghana's village bonesetters, are compared and contrasted.
Ballplayers and bonesetters: One hundred Ancient Aztec and Maya jobs you might have adored or abhorred.
Laura Coulter's Ballplayers and Bonesetters: One Hundred Ancient Aztec and Maya Jobs You Might Have Adored or Abhorred (Annick Press, 978-1-55451-140-2), is an excellent source for a report about Mesoamerican life.
Other causes of chronic osteomyelitis from our series included open fractures after road traffic accidents, gunshot injuries, falls, open reductions and internal fixations, and wounds poorly treated by traditional bonesetters. The establishment of chronic osteomyelitis as a result of inoculation by bacteria from the environment depends on the size of the inoculum, the virulence of the bacteria and the loss of resistance of the host tissues caused by their disruption.
In a 2-year prospective study, Eshete (3) found a reduction in amputation rates after a one-day instructional course offered to bonesetters in Ethiopia.
I descend from several generations of traditional healers (Indigenous doctors, bonesetters, herbalists and midwives.) So I won't be the first "doctor" in the family, but certainly the first with a Ph.D.