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December 29, 1945

Medical News

JAMA. 1945;129(18):1276-1279. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860520044014

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Abstract

CALIFORNIA 

Artificial Limb Research.—  Research which may yield the first fundamental information on artificial limbs has been started by a team of engineers, medical experts and anthropologists of the University of California. The research will delve primarily into the fundamentals of locomotion of the normal leg and the amputated leg. The scientists hope that improved artificial limbs and operative technics which will make the limb better suited to artificial reconstruction will result. Originally planned exclusively for men in the veterans' age group, the research has been expanded to include men and women in all age groups, since statistics show a far greater number of amputations in the civilian population than among veterans. University faculty members aiding in the research are Howard D. Eberhart, associate professor of engineering, in charge; Alexander S. Levens, associate professor of engineering; Dr. John B. de C. M. Saunders, professor of anatomy; Dr. Verne T. Inman,

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