TODAY's inspiring Feel Good Friday series continues with a profile of Derrick Campana, who estimates he has fit 15,000 to 20,000 prosthetic devices for injured animals over the past 12 years: dogs, cats, horses, donkeys and even goats. Jenna Bush Hager got to know this real-life Doctor Dolittle.
"We're seeing the first glimpses of the development of prosthetic devices," says Dr Jacky Finch, who has analysed this Egyptian prosthetic toe. It dates to between 950-710BC and was found on a female mummy in a tomb near Luxor. There are earlier references to prostheses - Indian texts from 1,400BC talk about an iron leg, but this is the "earliest tangible piece of archaeological evidence".
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