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December 1, 1888

Use of the Heel in Walking.

JAMA. 1888;XI(22):790. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400730034010

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Dear Sir:  —Will you permit me to enter my protest against the editorial entitled, " How to Dress and Walk," which appeared in The Journal of the 17th inst.? I will not be so uncharitable as to suppose that there was any intentional misrepresentation of the fair exponent of the Delsartian method of walking. But she certainly performed her task poorly, if the women of the Physical Culture Club failed as completely to understand that method as the editor of The Journal seems to have failed.I am familiar with the Delsartian teaching on that subject, and I will say that is does not at all teach one to ignore the use and support of the heel in walking. It does teach, however, and I believe, correctly, that the weight of the body should not be thrown upon the heel. I must decidedly disagree with the editorial writer when he asserts

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