A prosthetic toe made of wood and leather?
No, it wasn’t always bionic. It certainly didn’t move with neuro-command or feel. But ancient prosthetics were helping their users get from point A to B long before the term ‘prosthetic’ had even been coined.
But there was always a need for it. And just as today, physicians 3000 years ago have strived to create something better, more comfortable and more life-like. A golden eye from Persia or a prosthetic toe of a mummy open a window in the world of “Prosthetics…BC.”
(Illustration: Sarah Campbell)
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