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In 1529, French surgeon Ambroise Pare introduced amputation as a lifesaving measure in medicine. Soon after, Pare started developing prosthetic limbs in a scientific manner. In 1863, Dubois L. Parmelee of New York City made an improvement to the attachment of artificial limbs. In 1898, Dr. Vanghetti invented an artificial limb that could move with muscle contraction.

-Mary Bellis, About.com

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