Artificial left arm, Scotland, 1937

Made:
1937 in Scotland and Scotland and
Prosthetic left arm, 1937. General view, brown background.

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Prosthetic left arm, 1937. General view, brown background.
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Artificial left arm, leather and aluminium, from the Aberdeen Hospital, dated 8th August 1937

Artificial left arm for an above-elbow amputee, made from wood and aluminium, with a leather socket and certalmid hand. The elbow can be locked into a number of positions and the hnd is removable. Supplied by The Aberdeen Hospital, Scotland, and dated 8th August 1937.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A500475
Materials:
aluminium, hand, empire cloth and leather
type:
artificial arm
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • artificial limb
credit:
Aberdeen Hospital