By Sandra Yates
Archivist and Special Collections Librarian
We all know how amazing old magazine advertisements are. I found this gem in a June 1938 issue of the Texas State Journal of Medicine. Looks to me that the Hanger artificial limbs are easier to wear than wrapping a robe around a négligée! What do you think?
The advertisement reads, “…This is an actual photograph of a lady wearing the HANGER HIP CONTROL LIMB for thigh amputation, worn without suspenders. Over six thousand successful wearers of the Hip Control (copyrighted) limb…”