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January 28, 1939

The Foot

JAMA. 1939;112(4):358. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800040076028

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Abstract

This book is a real contribution and an invitation to members of the medical profession to increase their interest in the common ailments of the feet. In his preface the author refers to the comment of a reviewer of the first edition "Provided that the reader realizes that this book was not written for any one in particular (i. e., surgeons, general practitioners, students, chiropodists, etc.), he will not be disappointed." Nevertheless it seems that the author, as a surgeon, has collected and published his studies and experience primarily for the general practitioner in order to help him within his own circle of patients to handle these cases understandingly and with confidence. The author's deep interest in the foot is indicated clearly by his method of presentation. By starting with a concise discussion of the evolutionary and embryologic phases of the foot's development, it is obviously his desire to build

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