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JAMA Revisited
July 16, 2019

About Foot Wear

Author Affiliations

July 21, 1894

JAMA. 1894;23(3):119.

JAMA. 2019;322(3):278. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.15429

“How beautiful are thy feet, with shoes, O! Prince’s daughter,” says the Song of Solomon, and it must be confessed as a fact true of our time that modern feet must be hidden by shoes to give an approach in appearance to a perfect classic standard. Toes twisted out of shape, thick projections at points of contact, clubbed nails, corns in various uncanny situations, and bunions on the joints, make the actual foot so far from being a thing of beauty that it is only to be viewed in private and then by the chiropodist.