The first prosthesis

In the middle ages the most popular and probably the only way to defeat the infection was amputation. Without antibiotics unrealistic preventing wounds, often this procedure resulted in a fatal outcome.

This prosthetic arm is made of steel, dates from the XVI century. It has dual fingers and thumb, which can make certain positions. Have been carried on with the button on the back of the palm. This device is one of the three prostheses knight Götz von Berlichingen. The fixture is allowed to pick up items and maybe even write.

We can say that this is the first prosthesis, similar to modern prototypes, which we can see.

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Nikita Chizhov