False right leg, military issue, English, 1914-1918
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.
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overall (straight): 940 mm x 155 mm x 180 mm,
- artificial leg
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- artificial limb
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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