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The treatment of the common corn, which is one of the most widespread of the minor ailments affecting the feet, has been almost entirely ignored by the medical profession, and most sufferers have been exclusively treated by practitioners of chiropody. The common treatment is the paring down of the hypertrophied epithelium or the application of various types of keratolytic pastes, plasters, collodium paints and protective pads. These remedies are at best palliative and frequently, in spite of the adoption of proper footwear, the corn persists and continues to cause not inconsiderable discomfort. The palliative treatment of corns is adequate in perhaps the greater number of cases, but occasionally the condition is intractable and renders the wearing of any type of shoe painfully uncomfortable. Indeed, the irritated corn, which compels the individual to hold the foot in a strained attitude in order to avoid the unpleasant friction with the shoe, may
GALLAND WI. AN OPERATIVE TREATMENT FOR CORNS. JAMA. 1933;100(12):880–881. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740120018007
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