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    Hickory, NC, Polio Epidemic of 1940's:

    Leg Braces----I started wearing a brace like this on my good leg when I came down with Post-Polio Syndrome.

    braces - in the days before the Salk vaccine for polio---This looks like the brace I wore except I had another strap that went below the knee and high top shoes.

    back brace for scoliosis Did I really spend 10 years in something like that?

    "Gosh honey, I'm tuckered by closing time how do you do it honey?" #VITAMINS! More like brainwashing honey!

    Vintage Torture Device

    Antique prosthetic arms------When I was little I had to go to Crippled Children every three months. I saw all kinds of wheel chairs and braces.

    A boy with cerebral palsy learns how to use leg braces with the help of a visiting nurse about 1960. See more pictures at www.facebook.com/... didn't have physical therpy until I learned to walk on crutches. I learned how to walk on crutches at five or six.

    Axel Axgil (3 April 1915 – 29 October 2011) and Eigil Axgil (24 April 1922 – 22 September 1995) were Danish gay activists and a longtime couple. They were the first gay couple to enter into a registered partnership anywhere in the world following Denmark's legalisation of same-sex partnership in 1989, a landmark legislation which they were instrumental in bringing about. They adopted the shared surname, Axgil, a combination of their given names, as an expression of their commitment.

    ORTHOPEDICS: Long steel splint. 1075 long steel bar, capable of being lengthened or shortened, extending from the waistband to a point just below the sole of the shoe. Two perineal straps are attached to the waistband upon which the patient sits instead of stepping on the foot of the diseased side. The lower end of the brace is attached to the leg by means of adhesive straps . . .

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    Braces for a child with spinal Cerebral Palsy, from August Schreiber’s General and Special Orthopedic Surgery, with the inclusion of orthopedic operations, 1888

    Pair of Vintage Polio Leg Braces Device w/ Black Shoes Medical Steampunk Oddity

    1950s: three kids under the age of 5

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    1954-polio vaccine---This little girl is wearing two long leg braces. I wore only one on the left leg, notice her shoes are a pretty white. By the time I had polio and needed shoes only brown was provided for me.

    Boot attached to leg brace by jlbazar, via Flickr

    Polio - I had Polio at age 4 and always wore a brace and crutches and then a wheelchair I was lucky and had wonderful parents, brothers, friends and two wonderful sons