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Life and Limb- James Edward Hanger's Lemonade

Life and Limb- James Edward Hanger's Lemonade

Losing a limb once meant losing your quality of life, but that’s not so anymore. Early that morning, an 18-year-old Confederate soldier named James Edward Hanger was standing guard outside a stable where his fellow soldiers were sleeping. By the time the war ended, thousands of amputee soldiers were sporting Hanger prosthetics. This technology isn’t cheap—a new limb will run you from $6,000 to upward of $70,000 for the really fancy ones. (Hopefully, as the technology improves, getting a new limb won’t cost an arm and a leg.)

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