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Accession # SRM1983-48.15

Prosthesis

19th century


More commonly called a "peg leg" during the Republic, a prosthetic leg was used to help an amputee to walk. While this example is made of pine, the prosthetic leg worn by General Santa Anna was made of cork.




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