Artificial right leg, England, 1914–1920

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Artificial right leg, England, 1914–1920. Made from fibre, wood and with leather padding to secure the limb around the waist, this prosthetic leg would have been worn by a person who had had their leg amputated above the knee. The maker is listed as Wood Milne, who were manufacturers of rubber tyres during peace time. Like many companies they would have changed their product range in order to cope with the demands of war. Artificial leg. Prostheses. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: pqfmes37.

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