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The Artificial Leg is Invented


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1-legged boy. Neil Gallagher, Wilkes Barre, Pa. 1909

The peg legs used before the artificial leg were more difficult to maneuver with

CREDIT: Hines, Lewis Wickes, photographer. “1-legged boy. Neil Gallagher, Wilkes Barre, Pa.,” 1909. Prints and Photographs, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-nclc-04573.



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