This book covers much material with which a chiropodist is apt to be confronted. He should know about these disorders and is specifically advised to consult a physician. The book can be read with profit by any one interested in the care of the feet.
Many conditions are mentioned which do not call for treatment by a chiropodist; he must, however, be able to recognize them and to refer them to the appropriate specialist; e. g., a patient often thinks he has a "suppurating corn" when he really suffers from a diabetic ulcer.
The subject matter covers posture and some results of malposture of the foot, skin abnormalities, conditions affecting toe nails, muscles and tendons, bones and joints, the circulation and the nerves. Shoe paddings and foot strappings are well covered.
The illustrations are excellent and a good glossary is appended.