Valentine Greatrakes

Valentine Greatrakes

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Caption: For many centuries, healing by stroking a patient was considered to be an effective treatment because it made use of the supposed phenomenon of animal magnetism. This illustration depicts Valentine Greatrakes curing a boy with this method. Color enhancement of BD8043. Valentine Greatrakes (14 February 1628 - 28 November 1683) was an Irish faith healer who supposedly cured people by the laying on of hands. Color enhancement of BD8043.

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