Pair of artificial legs for a child affected by the drug thalidomide, England, 1968 -1972

Made:
1968-1972 in London, Roehampton and England

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A pair of artificial legs worn by Eddie Freeman, a child affected by the drug thalidomide. Made at the Limb Fitting
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Pair of artificial legs, used by Eddie Freeman, a child affected by the drug thalidomide, made at the Roehampton Limb Fitting Centre, London, 1967-1972

Pair of artificial legs worn by Eddie Freeman, a child affected by the drug thalidomide. Made at the Limb Fitting Centre at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton, London, 1968 -1972

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Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
2006-23
Measurements:
perspex stand: 7 mm x 340 mm x 250 mm, 3.75 kg
type:
artificial leg
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • artificial limb
credit:
Mr. Eddie Freeman
status:
Permanent collection

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