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June 25, 1938

Chiropody: Theory and Practice

JAMA. 1938;110(26):2177. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790260051035

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The first part of the book is a review of the anatomic structures of interest to the chiropodist. The author warns the chiropodist that many of the conditions which the latter is called on to treat can be successfully handled only by a qualified surgeon. The writer of the foreword to the first edition calls attention to the fact that modern fashions in footwear and overindulgence or carelessness in the pursuit of various sports have increased the frequency of foot complaints. There is today a large number of persons who are attempting, with and without training or qualification, to deal with them. The manuscript has been reviewed, read and corrected by an orthopedic surgeon. Chapters on the anatomy and physiology of the foot and lower part of the leg are given in some detail in order to lay the groundwork for the second part of the book. The author discusses

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