Hints To Lady Travellers, a century handbook that offered advice to female tourists in the Victorian age, is being reprinted. And, as Catherine Eade explains, it throws a spotlight onto a different world.
The History of Prosthetics Reveals a Long Tradition of Human Cyborgs
Another artificial left arm from the Victorian age, late 19th century.The elbow joint can be moved by releasing a spring, whereas the top joint of the wrist allows a degree of rotation and an up-and-down motion. The fingers can also curl up and straighten out. The leather upper arm piece is used to fix the prosthesis to the remaining upper arm.