Congrats to my dear friend and colleague Dr. Jacky Finch for being able to prove prosthetics were not only decorative and presumably to fill the dead with their 'missing parts'.
She's all over the news, all over the world and I leave here some links, including the original artcle in The Lancet:
Thanks to Tim Finch for this Manchester Evening News clip
At a week seminar in 2008 Dr. Finch showed how she reconstructed from scratch, the same prosthetic toe:
The Lancet article is still free to download: