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Ancient Artificial Toes Are First Prosthetics
2012-10-02 21:14:02

Researchers determined that ancient Egyptian artificial toes may have had more than just cosmetic purposes, but may actually have been the world's first prosthetic body parts.

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2011-02-14 07:45:00

Two artificial big toes – one found attached to the foot of an ancient Egyptian mummy – may have been the world’s earliest functional prosthetic body parts, says the scientist who tested replicas on volunteers.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.