Wooden leg

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Titles Wooden leg
Description Prosthetic leg made in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and used by Frank McElroy Bemis of Saint Cloud, who lost his leg through complications from polio at age three. This artificial limb was made for him when he was about 15 so that he could attend high school at Saint Thomas Academy, circa 1913.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 34 1/2 inches height
6 1/2 inches width
Nomenclature medical equipment
Materials wood (plant material)
metal
leather
Creation Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Used by: Bemis, Frank McElroy
Used in: Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, United States
Medicine. Medical Equipment & Supplies. Patient Aids & Accessories
Dates Creation: 1915
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1999.195.1.A,B (Accession Number)

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