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Ambroise Paré , a sixteenth century surgeon, was the first to note the frequent occurrence of the phantom limb following amputation ?
It also occur following removal of other body protuberances such as the nose, eyes, nipples, penis and breasts.
He noted that the person perceives the amputation limb as a whole extremity ; the phantom limb is experienced as a reality.
(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)