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Prosthetic leg, c 1915.

Fernandes, Iris

Prosthetic leg, c 1915.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


This fibre above-the-knee prothesis was made by St John and Red Cros and modified for use by a World War I amputee who refused an articulated limb. Over the years he made extensive repairs to this prosthesis using both cement and glue.

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