Old Photograph William Rae Blantyre Scotland


Old photograph of William Rae, born 1841, died 1907, who wasa bonesetter in Blantyre, near Glasgow in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. William quietly practised and treated the local people of the area in relative obscurity. In 1904, the popular press became aware of his work, and after they printed stories of his skills and cures Rae was flocked by patients from the surrounding regions. The stories were then copied by newspapers in England, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, and Rae became internationally known.

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