Artificial hand and forearm, 17th century.
Artificial iron arm, for left hand below-elbow amputee. Artificial limbs such as these were expensive items made by armourers, and they allowed wearers who had lost a limb in combat to continue with their fighting career. Believed to date from the 17th century, some examples of such arms have recently been recognised as later copies.
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- The Science and Art of Medicine
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