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Feb 23, 2017

 

In 1994, a movie came along about a man of low intelligence who happens to hit a few lucky breaks, weaving himself in and out of the timeline of American history, and into the hearts of millions of movie-goers. That man was Forrest. Forrest Gump.

For the month of February, I’ll be focusing episode topics on historical and pop culture references in the movie. Ones you may have missed when watching the film because of the overwhelming emotion attached to every scene, or ones you may only be familiar with on the surface.

In this episode, we’ll be talking about the advances in medicine that made Lieutenant Dan’s new legs possible, from the beginnings in ancient times, through the advances made in the field following World War 2 and through today.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Prosthetics.

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Media:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKFKRuWwgjg 

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Sources:

http://www.acpoc.org/newsletters-and-journals/1976_05_015.asp

http://www.livescience.com/4555-world-prosthetic-egyptian-mummy-fake-toe.html

https://www.historiclewes.org/news/19th-century-prosthetic-leg

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/darpa-creates-feeling-prosthetic-arm

https://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/11/five-musicians-with-missing-and-damaged-fingers.html

http://www.karlofgermany.com/Goetz.htm

http://foundationsoftechweeblysiteproject.weebly.com/timeline.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4128433/

http://www.islandpacket.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/david-lauderdale/article33436038.html

http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/osiris.html

https://todayinsci.com/Events/Patent/ArtificialLeg37637.htm

http://www.livescience.com/43125-man-gets-first-bionic-hand-that-feels.html