Congenital Limb Defects and Prostheses Before the Seventeenth Century

Friedmann, Lawrence W.; Patricia A. Padula
June 1988
Angiology;Jun1988, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p548
Academic Journal
Presents text of symposium proceedings on congenital limb defects and prostheses before the 17th century at the 29th annual meeting of the International College of Angiology in Montreux, Switzerland. Prevalence of views on giving birth to a defective child as punishment for a sin; Examination of several artifacts showing physical deformities; Use of crutches and canes by deformed individuals; Contribution of familial intermarriage in increasing the incidence of congenital anomalies in Arabic culture.


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