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Two lectures in this interesting volume are written by Mr. W. H. Trethowan, F.R.C.S. The first is on disabilities of the feet, due to static or mechanical causes. The lecture is most inclusive and discursive, and hardly lends itself to abstract. All the main causes of static disability are discussed and their treatment outlined. Mr. Trethowan evidently believes that support of the long arch is the sheet anchor of treatment in static disability, especially in women, and that heels should be fairly high and shanks stiff and high arched, or the shoe fitted with carefully fashioned arch supports. There is comparatively little said about foot exercises or an attempt to restore the foot to normal strength and weight bearing ability. We admit that convention often foils this attempt, but in this country most of us are not ready to abandon it nor to depend upon the equinus position to relieve
POST-GRADUATE LECTURES DELIVERED BEFORE THE FELLOWSHIP OF MEDICINE AT THE HOUSE OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE.. Arch Surg. 1924;8(1):244. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1924.01120040255011