Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jewett Patent Legs for NC Amputees-- Part 2

One of the authors who will be out at Fort Fisher this Saturday for the 149th anniversary comemmoration of the battle, will be Ansley Wegner, author of "Phantom Pain: North Carolina's Artificial Limb Program for Confederate Veterans." I am not aware of any other book written about artificial limbs after the war. //// From the Rothschild Petersen Patent Model Museum. //// This museum has a photo of a Benjamin Jewett artificial leg, Patent #29494, dated 1860. Benjamin Jewett was from Gilford, New Hampshire. The museum also has his application. //// --Old secesh

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