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Vintage Leg Braces Polio Medical Device. This is a pair of leg braces made from leather and aluminum probably from the 1930s. They are in great condition for their age, the leather is not rotten and the metal is unscathed. They stand 28" tall and are 7" at the widest point. The shoes measure 9" from tip to heel.

SALE - Antique Possibly Victorian Leg Brace - Leather Cuff - Amazing Shoe. $140.00, via Etsy.

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Little girl with leg braces for polio. A classmate just like this cute girl.....Had to Leave School to go into an Iron Lung.

egle cekanaviciute leg brace moldable plastic / stainless steel / leather---This is a model of the first plastic brace. A build up was put on a shoe most of the time, because polio would sometimes stunt the growth of just one leg.

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Metal leg braces for child; Tuberculosis Hospital, USA

A boy with cerebral palsy learns how to use leg braces with the help of a visiting nurse about 1960. See more pictures at

Iron and steel polio brace for a woman late 1800's----The knee joint is not much different in the brace I wear today.