Using the medical advertisements of the 19th century as a basis, this steam punk anatomical image is influenced by the medical appendages designed by the French barber Surgeon Ambroise Paré (1510 – 20 December 1590), considered one of the fathers of surgery and a pioneer in surgical techniques. In the period from 1348 – 1848, there are historical references to prosthetics developed with the use of iron, steel, copper, and wood. Functional prosthetics began to make an appearance in the 1500s. A famous and quite refined historical prosthetic arm was used by the German Imperial Knight Götz von Berlichingen, (1480 – 23 July 1562), also known as Götz of the Iron Hand. Dr. Stork the third is an inventor character, the imagined grandson of the character of Dr. Stork the apothecary whose medical cure all’s
Dr Stork III. Mechanical Appendages. 1848
Recreation of titlepage with original illustrations. Printed on handmade paper resembling the look and feel of paper from the period the work was produced (8.5" x 11"), or textured watercolour paper (5"x7"). Printed with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet and cardboard backing.