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Cassandra Quave: Nature’s the Best Medicine for Limb Loss

Cassandra Quave: Nature’s the Best Medicine for Limb Loss

Cassandra Quave’s medical education began in childhood. Born with congenital differences in her right leg, she had a below-knee amputation at age three; related orthopedic complications kept her (and her surgeons and prosthetists) busy for years thereafter. She grew up strong and smart, with the intent of becoming a doctor. But a study-abroad trip to...

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Reconstructing a Lost Amputee World

If you enjoyed the article in our current issue about amputee naval officers in the 19th-century British Navy, here’s good news: The book on which the article is based is now available. It’s called Lame Captains and Left-Handed Admirals: Amputee Officers in Nelson’s Navy, and you can get it direct from the publisher or from...

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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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More Holiday Gifts for Amputees

More Holiday Gifts for Amputees

Didn't find what you were looking for in last week's list of gift ideas for amputees? Here's a whole 'nother batch of clothing, books, and other amputee gift items.

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