History takes a long time
It has been a long time since I have contributed to this group.
History takes a long time, part of research relates to the history
of "the walker".
I have uploaded to the Files section of the Disability Studies Egroup
a taster from my research. I am currently working on a walker made
in the late Roman period. More about that later.....
The description of the image is below:
Child with rolling walker. Woodcut 1546 from a German book "Regimen
of Health for Young Children".
In a book published ten years later from a copy at the Library of the
Faculte de Medecine in Paris there is a similar woodcut, on which
both feet of the child are seen clearly on the ground, which makes
the device "a walker" rather than "a scooter". From "The wheelchair
handbook" by Herman L Kamenetz, 1969.
What are you doing with your disability studies?