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Lower limb prosthetic manufacture : amputee pilot RAF.

Date
1950
  • Film

About this work

Description

The first half of the film shows in great detail the process of lower limb prosthetic manufacture in the 1950s. The second half shows such a prosthetic being fitted onto an RAF pilot, including his first few steps wearing the artificial leg. By the end of the film he has become so proficient at walking with the prosthesis you would barely know he was missing a leg. He is even able to fly a plane.

Publication/Creation

UK, 1950.

Physical description

1 film reel (12.30 min.) : silent, color, 16 mm

Notes

This film forms part of a collection of films donated to Wellcome Trust in 2006 by Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton Lane, London.

Terms of use

Open

Copyright note

Queen Mary's Hospital, London

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores
    2113F
    By appointmentManual request

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