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Claire L. Jones

previous exclusion of impaired individuals from social, cultural, economic and political life.3 Concurrently, however, some who reject medical conceptions of disability may have an uncomfortable relationship with prostheses; they may use an assistive device to function where barriers to access still persist, on public-​transport systems, for example, and in such situations, their prosthesis conceals the social marker of impairment, allowing them to pass as ‘able-​bodied’. Other individuals subvert manufacturers’ intended use for the technology by using their prosthesis

in Rethinking modern prostheses in Anglo-American commodity cultures, 1820–1939
Joris Vandendriessche

by insiders. In an article in the French Gazette médicale de Paris, reported in the Belgian press, which praised the Belgian Academy, the presence of physicians from all over the country was applauded. This presence, it was stressed, was made possible by the country’s superb public transport system – as a rapidly industrializing 40 Medical societies and scientific culture nation, Belgium was indeed early to start building railways. ‘The network of railways, which connect the major Belgian cities to Brussels,’ the French author added, ‘has made these scientific

in Medical societies and scientific culture in nineteenth-century Belgium