Dress and Care of the Feet; Showing their Natural Shape and Construction; How Corns, Bunions, Flat Feet, and Other Deformities Are Caused

Author: J. L. Peck

Publisher: Read Books Ltd


Category: Medical

Page: 164

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This vintage book contains a complete handbook on foot care, with a special focus on the importance of good-quality and well-fitted shoes. Essentially, it is a guidebook with hints for those who wear and those who make shoes and boots, with directions on picking and wearing shoes for health, performance, and function. It also describes various causes of foot deformities and common ailments, providing advice on how these can be minimised or avoided. Highly recommended for those with an interest in historical shoe manufacturing. Contents include: "Natural Position of the Toes", "Canonical Argument", "Correspondence of Foot and Hand", "Necessity of Freedom for the Toes", "Criticism on Forms of Sole", "Distortion of the Toes and Joint", "Various Causes", "Want of Harmony between Shape of Foot and Shape of Shoe", "Growth in Nail", Influence of Stockings, Narrow-Toed Soles, High Heels, and Changing the Shoes", "Faults of Lasts", "Prevention of Deformed Toes and Joint", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality addition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on history of shoemaking.

An Annotated Catalogue of the Edward C. Atwater Collection of American Popular Medicine and Health Reform: A-L

Author: Christopher Hoolihan

Publisher: University Rochester Press


Category: Medical

Page: 669

View: 561

This is a catalogue of the Edward C. Atwater Collection of rare books dealing with "popular medicine" in early America which is housed at the University of Rochester Medical School library. The books described in the catalogue were written by physicians and other professionals to provide information for the non-medical audience. The books taught human anatomy, hygiene, temperance and diet, how to maintain health, and how to cope with illness especially when no professional help was available. The books promoted a healthy lifestyle for the readers, giving guidance on everything from physical fitness and recreation to the special health needs of women. The collection consists of works dealing with reproduction (from birth control to delivering and caring for a baby), venereal disease, home-nursing, epidemics, and the need for public sex education. These books, covering areas largely ignored by the medical profession, made important contributions to the health of the American public, and the collection is a vital piece of medical history. The collector is Edward C. Atwater, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and the History of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical School. Christopher Hoolihan is History of Medicine Librarian at the University of Rochester Medical School's Edward G. Miner LIbrary.
Clothing and dress

Bibliography on the Relation of Clothing to Health

Author: Ruth O'Brien



Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 146

View: 118

This bibliography includes references to English, French, and German books and articles relating to the hygienic aspects of clothing. Since strictly scientific material on this subject is very meager, articles popular nature have been included. The judgment of their relative value has been left to the user. A few publications issued prior to 1875 and after 1927 are given, but only the literature printed during the intervening years has been carefully searched.

Neale's Disorders of the Foot

Author: Paul Frowen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences


Category: Medical

Page: 716

View: 697

Neale’s Disorders of the Foot remains the essential resource for students and practitioners of podiatry. All the common conditions encountered in day-to-day podiatric practice are reviewed and their diagnoses and management described along with areas of related therapeutics. Students will find in this one volume everything they need to know about foot disorders and their treatment in order to pass their examinations, while practitioners will continue to appreciate the book’s accessibility and relevance to their daily practice. The new eighth edition is more indispensable than ever before with all contributions revised and brought up to date, colour photographs throughout, an all-new clear and accessible full colour design, and its own website including a full image library, video clips of key techniques and interactive self-assessment questions. Whether you need quick reference or more detailed information, the new and improved Neale’s Disorders of the Foot is ready to serve the needs of a new generation of podiatry students and practitioners.