Greatrakes the Stroker: The Interpretations of His Contemporaries

@article{Kaplan1982GreatrakesTS,
  title={Greatrakes the Stroker: The Interpretations of His Contemporaries},
  author={Barbara Beigun Kaplan},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1982},
  volume={73},
  pages={178 - 185}
}
manded considerable attention among the scientific and intellectual communities of mid-seventeenth-century England. The healing sessions he conducted in England from January to May 1666 became a sensational topic of conversation in the London coffeehouses' and engaged the interest of a wide variety of clerics, physicians, government officials, and virtuosi, including members of the newly founded Royal Society. Many eminent men came to witness his healing procedures, and a number of them were… 
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