Fri 12 December 2008, The Independent

Great Works: Portrait of Louis-François Bertin (1832) by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

By Tom Lubbock
Edgar Allan Poe wrote a story called "The Man That Was Used Up". It's a fantasy about prosthesis. We're introduced to an old soldier, a General Smith, a magnificent physical specimen in every particular, it appears. We learn that he is a veteran of a campaign of horrifying butchery, and was treated badly: "Great wretches, those Bugaboos – savages and so on – but we live in a wonderfully inventive age!"
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