This was a picture I took from the office of an orthopedic surgeon.
The surgeon is listed as a top doctor in Washingtonian Magazine.
Next to the medications, bandages, and splints was this statue of a sailor with a wooden leg.
I suppose the message is clear--if only he had a good orthopedic surgeon, he could have a modern functional prosthetic instead of this old wooden leg.
Well, thank G-d for modern medicine, and hopefully it will only get better and better with time. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)