One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person, usually not formally qualified, who set broken or dislocated bones.
- ‘The best known family of herbalists is that of TEARS, of Ballawhane, in Andreas, and, of bone-setters, that of CLUCAS, of the Strang, in Braddan.’
- ‘But she is now only one of five or six bonesetters practicing in San Pedro.’
- ‘For the most part, bone-setters were illiterate or, at best, badly educated and lived in poor rural districts.’
- ‘A Turkish study reported that traditional bone-setters who are skilful in their job are very successful in their society.’
- ‘Natural bone-setters are not without ability; they have not practiced their arts for years and learned nothing.’
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