For Fisher "Beat the Heat" Summer Lecture Series

Saturday, June 27, 2:00 PM

Fort Fisher's Becky Sawyer will present "The Jewett Patent Leg," a fascinating look at a miracle of 19th century surgical technology.  With so many amputees resulting from the devastation of the Civil War, an artificial limb program was developed to assist injured war veterans who lost a leg.  A rare example of the Jewett Patent Leg is on display in the Fort Fisher museum.  Becky will walk visitors through the process of how one of the country's earliest prosthetics came to fruition.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site's
Spencer Theatre
1610 Ft. Fisher Blvd.
Kure Beach, NC 28449


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