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

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Infine l'ipotesi del "riposizionamento" e/o del "riallineamento" di segmenti vertebrali malposizionati, che e una delle piu antiche nella storia della terapia manuale, trae origine dai "bonesetter", i quali pensavano che con una mera manipolazione del paziente se ne potessero rimettere le vertebre nella giusta posizione, e che il tipico suono che accompagnava la manipolazione (13) fosse la prova inequivocabile dell'esito positivo della medesima.
With little more than wooden rulers, plasters and cotton, traditional bonesetters treat a wide range of injuries.
There is a bonesetter and a midwife, who together comprise the basic health team for all Zapatista communities.
The Women's Issues Book Group in Worcester will meet all summer, reading Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl" for July 2, Amy Tan's "The Bonesetter's Daughter" for Aug.
Phillips SA, Biant LC (2011) The instruments of the bonesetter. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) 93: 115-119.
We had a pleasant time together chatting, and he promised to arrive early the next morning to take us to see a bonesetter, who he thought could help Judyth's knee.
On the other hand, there is the story of the "bonesetter", or as he used to call himself "a manipulative surgeon," Sir Herbert Atkinson-Barker [1869-1950], who achieved fame and recognition, although he was not medically qualified.
The volume also mentions Tan's children's novels and nonfiction, as well as how her works have flourished on stage and screen, paying particular critical attention to The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter's Daughter.
A resident of second district of Kandahar, Mirwais who had taken his son to a bonesetter says, "I thought that bonesetters might be like doctors, but they created further problems for my son.
Eglurodd Owen Huw Roberts, sy'n cynhyrchu'r ddrama ar gyfer Theatr Fach Llangefni, mai The Bonesetter of Crosshall Street oedd teitl gwreiddiol drama William Hywel.
Cissus quadrangularis is the most common species belonging to the family Vitaceae, commonly known as Hadjod or bonesetter in Hindi due to its bone fracture healing property (Prasad and Udupa 1964).
4 (1997), this 4- line poem entitled "Booze, Boats, Beauty, a Bard and a Bonesetter": Delia's night.
I'm thinking of Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and Amy Tan's more recent novel The Bonesetter's Daughter (as two examples) that also deal with filiation and cultural heritage, memory, superstition, and healing.
Another diagnosis revealed that his collarbone was displaced, prompting a Michigan trip to visit a bonesetter. Nothing worked--and, much to the chagrin of Griffith, Goose's throwing arm remained a liability.