Natural Causes of Dismemberment


Natural causes of limb loss precede elective surgical amputation by many millennia and include congenital absence, arterial disease, frostbite, ergot and other toxins, wound infections, diabetes mellitus, dietary deficiencies and tumours. Most of these causes persist today, although reconstructive measures often avoid amputation. It is postulated that societies’ acceptance of naturally caused amputees was necessary before elective surgical amputation was approved.


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