July 1944

Functional Disorders of the Foot: Their Diagnosis and Treatment.

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By Frank D. Dickson and Rex L. Diveley. Second Edition. Price, $5. Pp. 352, with 202 illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1944.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1944;74(1):79. doi:10.1001/archinte.1944.00210190087010

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When the first edition appeared in 1939, "Functional Disorders of the Foot" promptly took its place on the working shelves of many physicians. The basic approach and the simple, practical solutions to commonly encountered disorders of the foot were readily appreciated.

The second edition offers a little more in the way of surgical procedure plus two new pertinent chapters. One of these, "Disorders of the Foot in Relation to Military Service," should prove most valuable all along the line, from induction center to rehabilitation camp. Some of this chapter is a condensation of information found elsewhere in the book.

The other new chapter, "Disorders of the Foot in Relation to Industry" emphasizes the importance of a complete health program for moderate-sized as well as for large plants. Here again are many practical parts regarding proper footwear and proper care of the feet.

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