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August 15, 1953

Functional Disorders of the Foot: Diagnosis and Treatment.

JAMA. 1953;152(16):1579. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690160079045

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The third edition of this book includes the important portions of previous editions and a section dealing with the rigid or spastic flat foot, which in many instances is secondary to a fusion or coalition between the os calcis and the astragalus, or the os calcis and the scaphoid bones of the foot. Thousands of patients have suffered throughout their lives because of this painful condition, and little was known about it until a careful study was made of prospective inductees in the Canadian army during World War II. This book is exceptionally practical and will be of value to every orthopedic surgeon and to physicians in general practice who are willing to take the time and the effort to try to help patients with painful feet.

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