Wellcome Images releases historic medical/botanical artworks
Faustino Anderloni, Muscles and arteries of the neck, shoulder and arm, 1813
The earliest mention of prosthetic devices date back to the Egyptian New Kingdom era (between 1600 BC and 1100 BC), with archeological evidence such as a wooden toe attached to the foot of a mummified Egyptian corpse proving that ancient man wasn’t any more down with living without all of his physical faculties than we are today.
Anatomical illustration showing the veins.
England; late 13th century.