Great, inspirational image from a Life magazine gallery of photos themed around the subject of prosthetic limbs. There's some other fascinating shots in here, as well. Including an artificial foot that laces up like a Chuck Taylor shoe, a prosthetic leg for an elephant, and a shot of the Cairo Toe—the world's oldest known prosthesis.
Maggie Koerth-Baker is the science editor at BoingBoing.net. She writes a monthly column for The New York Times Magazine and is the author of Before the Lights Go Out, a book about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy. You can find Maggie on Twitter and Facebook.