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Int Orthop. 2013 Jun;37(6):1195-7. doi: 10.1007/s00264-013-1884-7. Epub 2013 Apr 21.

Ambroise Paré IV: The early history of artificial limbs (from robotic to prostheses).

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Chirurgie Orthopedique, Hopital Henri Mondor, Paris, France. philippe.hernigou@hmn.aphp.fr

Abstract

One of the earliest written references to prosthetics is found in a book published in France in 1579. That year, French surgeon Ambroise Paré (1510-1590) published his complete works, part of which described some of the artificial limbs he fitted on his amputees. As a military surgeon, Paré had removed many a soldier's shattered arm or leg, and he eventually began designing and building artificial limbs to help the men who had been maimed.

PMID:
23604214
PMCID:
PMC3664166
DOI:
10.1007/s00264-013-1884-7
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