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William Neill III, a physical therapist whose patients included athletes, an American president and racehorses

William Neill III, a physical therapist whose patients included athletes, an American president and racehorses

William Neill III, a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer whose patients ranged from professional athletes to an American president and even thoroughbred racehorses, died Sept. 15 of prostate cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.

The former longtime Ruxton resident was 90.

“When Bill Neill treated you, you became a friend,” said Oriole Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer. “It’s the Bill Neills of the world who keep you on the mound, and if you ever had any questions about your body, he always had answers. He was fabulous.”

The son of Dr. William Neill Jr., a Baltimore surgeon, and Alice Lawrason Buckler, a homemaker, William Neill III was born in...

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