This Battery-Powered Prosthetic Arm Was a Postwar Tech Marvel

An amputee holds a telephone to his ear using a battery-powered artificial arm, 1950.
Al Fenn
'50s
Al Fenn—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Photos of a postwar artificial arm and hand that ran on battery power, and was controlled by switches operated by the amputee's foot, 1950. Read More

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