North Eastern Railway register of prosthetic limbs

NER Register of Prosthetic Limbs NER Register of Prosthetic Limbs NER Register of Prosthetic Limbs

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NER Register of Prosthetic Limbs
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

NER Register of Prosthetic Limbs
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

NER Register of Prosthetic Limbs
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

North Eastern Railway register of prosthetic limbs, 1918-1922. One volume giving the names of recipients of prosthetic limbs, their geographical location, the sequential number of each prosthetic limb and the name of the person who recommended that the recipients be provided with a prosthesis.

The register illustrates the reactive and reparative approach taken by railway companies such as the North Eastern Railway (NER) to the health and safety of their employees. This register details the production and distribution of prosthetic limbs to employees of the NER and gives quantitative data on the shocking scale of industrial injury on the railways. As the register covers the period 1918-1922, it is likely that a proportion of the prosthesis recipients were injured serving in the armed forces during the First World War rather than in the NER’s machine shops or marshalling yards.

Details

Category:
Archive Collections
Object Number:
2022-1048
Materials:
paper (fibre product) and leather
type:
archives
credit:
Deverill, Diane