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

b. at the Court , Pembrey, Carms. 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 d. 25 May 1788 at the age of 49.

Sources:

  • Y Brython , 1862 , 30.

Author:

Dr Moelwyn Idwal Williams, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959