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Gelske Wierts

In 1798 Johannes Mulder performs a leg amputation on Gelske Wierts. He is the first doctor with whom the patient survives this operation. We photographed the girl in a historic setting with a twist; she attaches a modern day prostethic to her hip.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Franeker, Netherlands
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Jeroen Adema