belly-exercises for the fat under your belly button!
1737 case of the miller, Samuel Wood: Arm and scapula of the patient were torn off due to forearm becoming caught in a rope attached to the cogs of a mill. The veins and arteries were stretched taught when the amputation occurred, bleeding very little. The nerves were drawn clean out of the arm and snapped clean at the scapular base. The surgeon who made the initial visit tied off the blood vessels, and superficially dressed the wound. The wound healed without complications.
Amputation was a common operation if a patient's arm or leg had a extensive wound. The procedure lessened the chance that gangrene or fatal infection would occur. Although amputation could sometimes save the life of a patient, it left thousands of soldiers permanently disabled. [Pvt. Charles L. Sewell]
WWI veteran with prosthetic face
a veteran of the civil war designs his own prosthetic arms
Dolphin Tattoo on amputation site by Valio Ska
ca. 1860-1880, [portrait of a gentleman after amputation]