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Installation view at Old Operating Theatre, London 2001

Phantoms were exhibited amongst real anatomical specimens at the Old Operating Theatre & Museum, where historically, the amputation of limbs was one of the most common operations carried out by 19th-century surgeons before the advent of anaesthesia and antiseptics; and many of these amputees would have experienced the phantom limb phenomenon.