Medicine: Gait Laboratory

The University of Rochester last week announced that its gait analyst. Orthopedist Russell Plato Schwartz, will build a race track on a farm which he has just bought overlooking the Genesee River. There Dr. Schwartz will walk, trot, single-step, lope and gallop horses on whose backs will be strapped an electric recording device which Dr. Schwartz calls an electrobasograph. This will show by means of wires attached to the hoofs, details of locomotion which the fastest cinema cameras have failed to catch. Eventually Dr. Schwartz "hopes to determine precisely what makes a good...

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