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    INDIA'S ARTIFICIAL LIMB CENTRE AT POONA.FOUNDED TOWARDS THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, THE?

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    INDIA'S ARTIFICIAL LIMB CENTRE AT POONA.FOUNDED TOWARDS THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, THE LIMB CENTRE IS NOW WORKING 24 HOURS A DAY TO KEEP PACE WITH THE NEED FOR ARTIFICIAL ARMS AND LEGS FOR SOLDIERS MAIMED ON THE NORTH EAST FRONTIER.

    THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE PATIENTS AT THE CENTRE HAVE FALLEN PREY ???RO THE WEATHER RATHER THAN TO ACTUAL FIGHTING.FOR THE SOLDIER GUARDING INDIA'S NORTHERN FRONTIER, HIGH IN THE HIMALAYAS, EXTREME COLD IS A CONSTANT ENEMY.FROSTBITE IS OFTEN SO SEVERE THAT AMPUTATION OF THE AFFECTED ARM OR LEG IS NECESSITATED.

    BUT THE JOB OF THE CENTRE IS NOT MERELY TO PROVIDE A MAN WITH AN ARTIFICIAL LIMB -- THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO TEACH HIM HOW TO USE IT, AND HOW TO REHABILITATE HIMSELF TO NORMAL LIFE AGAIN.MECHANICAL LIMBS ARE CONSTANTLY BEING IMPROVED AND TODAY IT IS POSSIBLE FOR MAN WITH AN ARTIFICIAL LEG TO DRIVE A CAR OR RIDE A BICYCLE.WITH AN ARTIFICIAL HAND HE SHOULD HAVE NO DIFFICULTY IN PERFORMING THE EVERY-DAY FUNCTIONS OF LIFE, LIKE LIGHTING A CIGARETTE, OR DRINKING A GLASS OF WATER.

    IF FOR SOME REASON A SOLDIER CANNOT RESUME HIS FORMER CRAFT, THE CENTRE IS ABLE TO TEACH HIM A NEW ONE HE IS CAPABLE IS -- CARPENTRY IS ONE EXAMPLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3KMU0LAZN9R00NKZHWMRI2W0Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KMU0LAZN9R00NKZHWMRI2W0Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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