Lee W. Paul, M.D.
JAMA. 1946;132(2):103. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870370049020.
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To the Editor:—  Recently I took care of a physician's practice for a month, during which time an incident took place which was so timely, in view of the article in The Journal, June 1, that it seems worth reporting; also it shows the value of that type of literature to the general practitioner.An otherwise healthy man in his middle forties limped into the office. He stated that he came because of a more or less generalized itching of the body, which he thought could be from poison oak, and foot trouble which might be from an arch condition. He had been working around his yard, and though poison oak was in the vicinity he had resided long in the same area and believed that he was not sensitive to it.The cause of the foot condition was not clear. There was no evidence of flat feet. Between his


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