Medicine: The Modern Men of Parts

A man of many artificial parts was lawyer Frank Tull. His teeth had been fashioned for him and fitted to his jaws by a doctor of dental surgery ...He had a silver plate in his skull to guard a hole from which a brain tumor had been removed. One of his legs was made of metal and fiber; it took the place of the flesh-and-blood leg his mother had given him in her womb ...In his left arm, a platinum wire took the place of the humerus . . . One hundred years after he...

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