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The subject of foot disorders cannot be given the time it deserves in many schools with crowded curricula in the third and fourth years. To study the minor and major foot ailments later necessitates either an advanced course in orthopedic surgery or an extensive review of the literature which is both voluminous and confusing.
Foot complaints make up a large proportion of human ills. Some are due to minor local causes and others are a symptom of a major constitutional illness. Too often physicians pass over minor foot complaints leaving the patient no recourse but that of consulting irregular "specialists"
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Functional Disorders of the Foot.. Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:1093. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-6-1093_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(6):1093.
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