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Amputee Books: Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg

By Emily Rapp Black “As an amputee since the age of four,” the author writes, “I have always wondered what it would be like to have memories of two flesh and blood legs.” On the surface, Frida Kahlo seems an unusual choice to supply those missing memories: Polio foreshortened Kahlo’s right leg in childhood, and...

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