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Dates
1840
circa 1840
Collection
Dr. Charles Roland Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
998034001
Description
Wooden prosthetic leg with a leather-covered interface with two leather straps with metal buckles and a rubber-tipped spindle; a metal disc joins the spindle to the interface.
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Accession Number
998034001
Collection
Dr. Charles Roland Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Prosthesis
Leg
Description
Wooden prosthetic leg with a leather-covered interface with two leather straps with metal buckles and a rubber-tipped spindle; a metal disc joins the spindle to the interface.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dr. Charles Roland via Dr. Duffin
Dates
1840
circa 1840
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
wood: black
leather: brown
metal: grey
paint: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E1-4
Dimension Notes
Length 86.4 cm x Diam 18.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Leather shows a moderate amount of red rot; rubber tip of spindle is hardened and brittle; overall frame shows minor wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Erik Schaffer Ed. Prosthetic Parts and Options. Merck Manual Home Edition. May 2007. November 3, 2009.
Research Facts
The prosthetic leg interface consists of a socket which holds the limb and a rigid frame which provides structural support for the socket.
Exhibit History
On loan to MacLachlan Museum L-2017-1 16 Jan – 15 Sept 2017
Images
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