Image from page 19 of "A treatise on artificial limbs with rubber hands and feet .." (1901)
Subjects: Artificial limbs
Publisher: New York city, A. A. Marks
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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off the broad part of his own foot. As he was guarded bysentinels outside of the wall, he dug a hole under the wall and escapedto Tegea, traveling by night and hiding himself during the day. Intime he was cured of his wounds and procured a tvooden foot, andimmediately became an avowed enemy to the Lacedemonians. Pliny tells us of M. Sergius, 167 B. c, who wore an artificial handof his own construction, with which he fought a battle, and releasedCremona from siege. 14 A. A. MARKS, ARTIFICIAL LIMBS, NEW YORK CITY. M. Sergio ut equidem arbitror, nemo quemquam hominum jurepraetulerit, licet pronepos Catilina gratiam nomini deroget. Secundostipendio dextram manum perdidit,* . . dextram sibi ferream fecit,eaque religata prceliatus Cremonam obsidione exemit. Pliny further says : He prostrated Placentia and took twelve ofthe enemys camps in Gaul; all this appears from the speech which hemade on his prsetorship, when his colleagues wished to shut him outof the sacred rites as a mutilated man.
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No. 504.—Goetz von Berlichingen Hand, Made in the Year 1504. The hand made for Goetz von Berlichingen in 1504 was a compli-cated structure, heavy and more or less cumbersome, being made ofiron, but nevertheless served the purpose for which it was intended,that of holding the bridle of a horse, or a shield to protect his body.With this hand he fought at the head of the army of MargraveFrederick. An iron arm (described by Ambrose Pare in 1564), was made for aHuguenot captain of the sixteenth century, who had his left arm shat-tered at the siege of Fontenoy by a shot from an arquebuse; he refused atfirst to have his arm amputated, stating that he would rather die thansuffer amputation, as without his natural hand he would not be ableto again engage in battle. His friends persuaded him at last, and theQueen of Navarre, who held him in high esteem, is said to have heldhis hand while it was being amputated. An iron arm was made forhim, which enabled him to hold the bridle of his horse, an
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