Trauma

Amputation in fiction: Captain Hook

Peter Pan is a great… I guess we can call it franchise. It’s vivid, interesting and appealing to both children and adults. Much like modern Shrek. Shrek, by the way, has a cameo of the play villain, Captain Hook, in second installment of the series.

Sedative drug causing no limbs at birth

In the 1950’s, there was a drug called Thalidomide. It was prescribed as sedative for pregnant women having morning nausea. In the early 1960’s it became clear that the drug causes birth defects: babies were born without fingers, toes and sometimes entire hands and legs.