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November 16, 1918


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JAMA. 1918;71(20):1683. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600460063027

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To the Editor:  —I am sending to you the descriptions of some devices for men having lost one or both arms. They are founded on the last four years of experience among wounded and disabled men in England, and are the work of Dr. Arthur E. Shipley, vice chancellor of Cambridge University, who is now touring this country with the British Educational Mission.The man who has lost an arm is usually sensitive about it, and does not like to attract attention, especially in public. Among other difficulties are those of cornering food on the ordinary plate. For this purpose Dr. Shipley has designed a plate with an overhanging lip and also a special plate that enables the patient to get the last drop of soup without tilting the plate, a feat that would be impossible for a one-armed man.For convenience of commerce it has been suggested that the

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