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Doctor, Doctor

March 26th, 2014

Stadium Building in Woonsocket, RI

 

 

My last shot of the podiatrist examination office.

 

 

Seems like podiatry goes back a long way:

 

 

"The records of feet care can be traced all the way back to 2400 B.C. in ancient Egypt, where work on hands and feet is shown on Ankmahor's tomb. Until quite recently, Podiatrists were independently licensed physicians whose job was to treat structural conditions in the leg and foot areas. Many important historical figures had their OWN personal podiatrists. Great leaders such as Napoleon and Abraham Lincoln had their own Podiatrists. King George IV, King William IV and Queen Victoria all used a Podiatrist named Lewis Durlacher. He is famous because he attempted to establish an association of Podiatrists in 1854. Although he failed to do so, his efforts along with others would eventually make being a Podiatrist a protected profession. The first society of Podiatrists was established in 1895 in New York, and still operates today."

 

 

SOURCE: staff.pausd.org/~cbly/1web_design/12_final/jake/history.html

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