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October 21, 1950

Diseases of the Foot

JAMA. 1950;144(8):722. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920080124040

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Although there are bibliographic references at the end of each chapter of this book, the opinion expressed throughout the book is predominantly that of the author, and this is probably a good point. He is stressing his idea on each particular subject rather than taking a composite picture of what others may feel on the subject involved. There are perhaps a great many orthopedic surgeons who will disagree, at least to some degree, with the author, but at the same time there are many throughout the country who have agreed and do agree with him and are using his methods with reported excellent results.

The chapters on anatomy, physiology and general posture are well done. The chapters on flatfoot and related foot disabilities seem to leave one with the idea that all that need be done for the patient is to obtain a shoe and have the bars and wedges

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