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left leg prosthesis

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Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Ernest Lloyd Hanna Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
012011005
Description
Prosthesis for a left leg amputated above the knee; made of wood and covered in painted rawhide; single-axis knee joint secured by metal bolts and repaired with leather patch and two crossed metal bars; unarticulated wooden foot with black leather edging; socket is lined at top back with black leat…
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Accession Number
012011005
Collection
Ernest Lloyd Hanna Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Prosthesis
Leg
Description
Prosthesis for a left leg amputated above the knee; made of wood and covered in painted rawhide; single-axis knee joint secured by metal bolts and repaired with leather patch and two crossed metal bars; unarticulated wooden foot with black leather edging; socket is lined at top back with black leather; leg is secured to the wearer by a heavily-taped leather pelvic belt with a single-axis hip joint.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Ernest Lloyd Hanna; donated to museum by granddaughter Tanya Garofalo.
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
wood: pink, grey
leather: brown, black
metal: grey, black
fabric: cream
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-V1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 104.3 cm x Width 38.6 cm x Depth 22.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paint has chipped; exposed rawhide is discoloured; four pieces have fallen out of wooden foot; wooden foot rotates slightly around bolt where it attaches to leg; rawhide at ankle is peeling away; belt system at knee was removed after damage to back of leg and replaced with wooden bumpers attached to the bolts; knee was patched with leather and two crossed metal bars and no longer straightens fully; pelvic belt is very brittle and covered in electrical tape; one area of the belt is being held together by a cloth bandage which is discoloured; hip joint attaching belt to leg has been covered by a lady's nylon stocking
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Other
Reference Comments
Tanya Garofalo; "Limb Prosthetics Today" originally printed in 'Artificial Limbs' 1963 vol. 7 no. 2 pp 1-42 via The O&P Virtual Library website; "Manual of Artificial Limbs" A.A. Marks, 1907 through the Medical Heritage Library online database; arrived wearing a rubber work boot (012011007 a-b) and a wool sock (012011006); four wood chips have detached from the foot and are included with no number.
Research Facts
Ernest Lloyd Hanna was born in 1888 and lost his left leg following an accident on his farm in Lyn, Ontario at age 35. He continued to work on his farm with a prosthetic leg and cane for balance; used the same two prosthetic legs until his death in 1969.
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prosthesis (left leg)

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14005
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Ernest Lloyd Hanna Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
012011001 a-b
Description
Prosthesis for a left leg amputated above the knee (a); made of wood and covered in painted rawhide; single-axis knee joint secured by metal bolts; painted wooden foot with a brown leather belting hinge; socket is lined with brown leather; leg is secured to the wearer by attaching belts run through…
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Accession Number
012011001 a-b
Collection
Ernest Lloyd Hanna Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Prosthesis
Leg
Description
Prosthesis for a left leg amputated above the knee (a); made of wood and covered in painted rawhide; single-axis knee joint secured by metal bolts; painted wooden foot with a brown leather belting hinge; socket is lined with brown leather; leg is secured to the wearer by attaching belts run through a pulley system on the thigh to a multi-strap cloth harness (b) with leather at joins.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - leg prosthesis - Size: Length 81.5 cm x Width 24.6 cm x Depth 27.6 cm
b - harness - Size (unfolded): Length 117.0 cm x Width 41.2 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Provenance
Owned by Ernest Lloyd Hanna; donated to museum by granddaughter Tanya Garofalo.
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
wood: pink
leather: brown, cream
fabric: cream
metal: grey, yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-V1-3
Condition Remarks
Paint has chipped; exposed rawhide is discoloured; leather sole on base of foot is peeling away; one leather cover for pulley on thigh is missing; grey discolouration on harness; belt has previous repairs with twine and a staple
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Other
Reference Comments
Tanya Garofalo; "Limb Prosthetics Today" originally printed in 'Artificial Limbs' 1963 vol. 7 no. 2 pp 1-42 via The O&P Virtual Library website; "Manual of Artificial Limbs" A.A. Marks, 1907 through the Medical Heritage Library online database; arrived with a wool sock (012011002) and a black rubber boot (012011004 a-b); sock was held in place by a thumbtack (012001003).
Research Facts
Ernest Lloyd Hanna was born in 1888 and lost his left leg following an accident on his farm in Lyn, Ontario at age 35. He continued to work on his farm with a prosthetic leg and cane for balance; used the same two prosthetic legs until his death in 1969.
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