Valentine Greatrakes

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Valentine Greatrakes. Line engraving by W Faithorne, 1666. Greatrakes was renowned for curing the sick by stroking them with his hands. He is shown stroking the left eye and head of a sick boy. In the right background, a country road with a man and woman strolling, a man using crutches, and a man holding crutches not in use (cured of lameness?). Created 1666. Valentine Greatrakes (1629–1683). Contributors: William Faithorne (1616–1691). Work ID: chq3y2q3.

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