Mr. Kolbe, of Philadelphia, has devised the apparatus seen in Fig. 270, for bowed leg. It is constructed of two metallic side-stems jointed at the knee and ankle, connected above to a padded metal plate inclosing the lower part of the thigh, and below to a laced boot. These stems are sufficiently flexible to be bent so that the instrument may be accommodated to the curvature of any limb, how great soever it may be.(I think I saw this same device watching Deadwood.)
This book got even better as I looked just inside the front cover. It features the beautiful handwriting of F.A. Bailey of Tualatin Plains, Oregon.