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Image from page 346 of “A treatise on artificial limbs with rubber hands and feet ..” (1901)

Image from page 346 of “A treatise on artificial limbs with rubber hands and feet ..” (1901)
Healing Arts
Identifier: treatiseonartif00mark
Title: A treatise on artificial limbs with rubber hands and feet ..
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: [Marks, George Edwin], 1853-1932. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Artificial limbs
Publisher: New York city, A. A. Marks
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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conicalfrom atrophy due to the wearing of a limb, but the extremity was suffi-ciently covered with integumentary tissue to remove all objections. Cut No. 1178 represents a conical tibial stump in which the point ofthe tibia protrudes and is a source of annoyance. We do not inferthat the surgeon is responsible for this condition, but if there is amethod of treatment by which the protrusion of the bone can beaverted, that method should be understood and practiced, as suchstumps almost invariably demand secondary amputations sooner orlater. Cut No. 1179 represents a double amputation of right leg immediatelyabove the ankle, and of the left well up on the thigh. The right stumpis conical, but the extremity is well protected. This subject was sup- A. A. MARKS, ARTIFICIAL LIMBS, NEW YORK CUV. :U7 plied with a pair of artificial limbs, which have been worn for a numberof years in a most successful and highly gratifying- manner. The surgeon must never consider that his work is done as soon as

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No. 1179. the stump is healed; he must carry his art to another stage—he mustprepare the stump for the artificial limb; he must tell his patient whenan artificial limb can be applied with impunity; and he must make noerror. If he does it will be discovered sooner or later, and unpleasantcriticisms will be passed upon his skill and knowledge. FROM THE STUMP TO THE LIMB. The city establish men t of the firm A. A. Marks occupies the entirebuilding:, consisting of five floors, basement, and sub-basement, of 701Broadway. New York City. The out-of-city buildings consist of a steam saw-mill and severalstorage buildings, thirty miles distant, located on the western border

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