Treatment of injury of the achilles tendon. 18th century illustrations mainly concerned with treatment of a ruptured achilles tendon. Figures 1 to 9 detail the design for a slipper which immobilises the heel and supports the foot relative to the lower calf. The foot is pointed downward to allow the ends of the ruptured tendon to be opposed. The boot was to be worn during the day for up to five months. Figure 10 (top of the page) is an illustration of a pulka, a reindeer-pulled sleigh used in Lapland. This page comes from an issue of the Gentleman's Magazine from 1754.
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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