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Toe Casting and Liquid Rubber Technic

JAMA. 1937;109(12):981. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780380065030.
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This little book was written by a chiropodist and edited by a physician. The subject is laboratory technic. It presents the methods by which one can make models of toes, arches, bunions, corns and other minor distortions of the foot. It reveals the way liquid rubber can be utilized in the preparation of corn splints, bunion shields, hammer toe protectors and arch supports. Traction bunion splints can also be made. These liquid rubber appliances are easy to keep clean and can be used a long time. The use of liquid rubber in chiropody will gradually supplant the present leather and felt appliances for foot comfort. It requires some practice to make good models by casting and also practice to use the liquid rubber successfully. It takes too much time for any one but a laboratory technician or appliance maker. The making of these rubber appliances will appeal chiefly to chiropodists

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