To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.
Gottfried von Berlichingen: Götz of the Iron Hand(1480 – 1562)
A German imperial knight and mercenary, von Berlichingen lost his right hand in battle when enemy cannon fire drove his sword against him. Reluctant to accept this limitation, he had a mechanical prosthesis made to replace the crucial appendage.
Using an ingenious system of racheted digits (mechanisms pictured), the famous iron hand for which he was known was able to handle shields, reins and pens with relative grace; von Berlichingen continued in an illustrious military career which has inspired plays and lent his name to warships after the end of his long life.
I’ve got a sneaking suspicion this is what Guts’ prosthetic arm in ‘Berserk’ was based on