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Life and LimbPerspectives on the American Civil War$
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David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, and Chris Williams

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781781382509

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.001.0001

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Amputations and Prosthetic Limbs

Amputations and Prosthetic Limbs

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(p.109) Amputations and Prosthetic Limbs (p.110)
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Life and Limb
Author(s):
David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, Chris Williams
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.003.0006

This section focuses on the growing number of amputations, including excerpts from patients as well as surgeons. Dillan Jackson Carroll examines the case of Napoleon Perkins and the section includes discussions of walking by Oliver Wendell Holmes and of the ‘phantom limb’ phenomenon by the pioneer neurologist Silas weir Mitchell. The passages chart the rise of the prosthetics business, exemplifying advertisements and published testimonials.

Keywords:   Prosthetics, Amputations, Testimonials, ‘Phantom limbs’, Mechanism of walking

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