bonesetter :

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

  • Sir Herbert Atkinson Barker, whose name bonesetters use as incantation against the curses of.
  • A boy playing in the yard fell and broke his arm; his mother rushed him not to a doctor but to a kuesero, a bonesetter with no formal training.
  • A talented bonesetter, he performed 18,000 operations in 14 years, mostly on feudists, miners, railroad men.
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  • Amy Tan
    Amy Tan is the author of THE JOY LUCK CLUB, THE KITCHEN GOD'S WIFE, THE HUNDRED SECRET SENSES, THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER, THE OPPOSITE OF FATE: Memories of a Writing Life, SAVING FISH FROM DROWNING, and two children's books, THE MOON LADY and SAGWA, which was adapted into a PBS Kids production. Tan was also a coproducer and coscreenwriter of the film version of THE JOY LUCK CLUB. Her essays and ...
    Nov. 16, 2013 - Book Reporter

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