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Artificial right leg, England, 1914-1918

Science Museum, London
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Each of the 41,000 British servicemen who lost a limb during the First World War were entitled to a prosthetic replacement. Made from wood with leather strapping for the thigh, the leg can bend at the knee or be locked into a straight position. The person wearing the prosthetic limb would have needed support or crutches to move around. maker: Unknown maker Place made: England, United Kingdom


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