Saturday, May 28, 2022

History of Prosthetics Essay

Jeff Reznick

Members of the O&P Community,

Those of you interested in the history of prosthetics will welcome an essay recently published in the Journal of Design History (Oxford University Press). It is entitled “Better legs: Artificial limbs for British veterans of the First World War,” and an abstract of the piece appears here:

Alternatively, you can reach the article through the online index of the journal issue:

Links to historical resources like these will soon be available as part of the forthcoming OPAF O&P Awareness Initiative. This project fits with OPAF’s mission to help raise public awareness of the fields of orthotics and prosthetics.

As always, thank you for your continued support of OPAF programs and partnerships. Our web site is always up to date, so you can always learn more about us at or by contacting us here in our offices.

Sincerely and with all best wishes,


Jeffrey S. Reznick, Ph.D.
Director and Senior Research Fellow
Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund, Inc. (OPAF)
330 John Carlyle Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel 571.431.0818
eFax 415.534.1857
Email [email protected]

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