NY Public Libraries flickr: Civil War vet with prosthetic leg.

Clothed man stands facing camera, shortened right leg encased in brace, with his right foot resting on an artificial foot. His left arm rests on a decorative column.] From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Demonstrate a [prosthesis?] of a mid thigh amputation. The prosthesis was manufactured from materials available to the patient  while he was a prisoner under the Japs / Otis Historical Archives Nat'l Museum of Health & Medicine

Demonstrate a prosthesis? of a mid thigh amputation. The prosthesis was manufactured from materials available to the patient while he was a prisoner under the Japs. ~ Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health Medicine

16TH CENTURY PROSTHETICS (1564)  artificial  hand - contrast copy by Public Domain Review, via Flickr

century Prosthetics Images of mechanical prosthetics as designed by Ambroise Paré in his book Dix livres de la chirurgie (Ten books of Surgery).

A doctor takes a plaster cast of the remainder of an amputee's right leg at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton, Surrey, in preparation for fitting a specially made artificial limb.

Q A doctor takes a plaster cast of the remainder of an amputee's right leg at Queen Mary's Hospital Roehampton Surrey in preparation for fitting a specially made artificial limb

Prosthetic Leg.  From Opera Chirurgica… by Amrbose Paré (1594).

JF Ptak Science Books LLC Post 830 This busy and still beautifully designed woodcut from Amrbose Pare’s Opera Chirurgica… was printed in 1594 and holds special fascinations for me. First of all it is a pioneering work on artificial limbs,.

Woman wearing an Artificial Leg, 1890-1910. Manufatured by James Gillingham of Chard © Science Museum / Science & Society

“ Woman Sitting / Woman Standing Wearing an Artifical Leg crafted by James Gillingham, c. 1900 Also ”

The prevalence of amputation during the Civil War created a need for prosthetic devices. Photographer unknown, circa 1866  From The Face of Mercy - A Photographic History of Medicine at War

The prevalence of amputation during the Civil War created a need for prosthetic devices. Photographer unknown, circa 1866 From The Face of Mercy - A Photographic History of Medicine at War

DISABLED SOLDIER'S WAR JOB: PRODUCING ARTIFICIAL LIMBS, UK, c 1944

WWII: Disabled soldier’s war job: producing artificial limbs

A soldier who lost both his legs in the first World War, playing a game of billiards, 1915.

A soldier who lost both his legs in the first World War, playing a game of billiards, WWI

This film from the British Pathé archive shows artificial limbs of the past. In the footage, First World War amputees practice with their new prosthetics.

Artificial Limbs of WW1

The British Government has announced that all wounded veterans will get the most advanced artificial limbs. This film in the archive shows artificial limbs of the past. First World War amputees practice with their new prosthetics: 1916 film.

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