Medicine: Those Aching Feet

When 118 men and women lifted their eyes and hands from their patients' feet long enough to form the National Association of Chiropodists in Chicago back in 1912, they took a long step from simple corn-cutting toward professional status.

Last week, as 1,000 (out of 8,100) members gathered in Washington for their 5Oth anniversary meeting, the chiropodists stood under the more elegant name (adopted in 1958) of the American Podiatry Association.* And to attest the importance of foot health, there were concurrent gatherings of such satellite groups as the American College of Foot Surgeons, American Association of Hospital Podiatrists, American College of...

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