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Prosthetic Arm

Prosthetic Arm

Catalog #: 1978.1026.034    Accession #: 1978.1026
Credit: Medical Science, Division of Science, Medicine, and Society, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 24.8" H

Physical Description

Wooden fingers, metal joints.

General History

Arm is a Carnes model from the late teens, William Carnes being an amputee who fashioned the first workable shoulder harness design around 1915.


Country: United States
War: World War I
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