Artificial Parts, Practical Lives Modern Histories of Prosthetics

ISBN-10: 0814761984

ISBN-13: 9780814761984

Edition: 2001

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Description: From the Bly prosthesis to today's lifelike approximations, prosthetic devices reveal the extent to which the design of technologies of the body are intertwined with the needs of human beings.

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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 359
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 9.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Katherine Ott is a curator of Science, Medicine, and Society at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, which houses the largest collection of medical artifacts in the U.S.

David Serlinis a research historian and exhibitions curator in the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.Stephen Mihmis a doctoral candidate in history at New York University.

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