Below-knee and above-knee prostheses
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Below-knee and above-knee prostheses a report of a workshop sponsored by the Committee on Prosthetics Research and Development of the Division of Medical Sciences, National Research Council held at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Seattle, Washington. January 27-29, 1973. by

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Published by National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC .
Written in English

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ContributionsNational Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Prosthetics Research and Development.
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Open LibraryOL18690697M

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