Dudley Morton M.d. The Father Of The Mortons Toe-ca1834

Health In the first half of the twentieth century, the most famous expert in the United States on problems of the human foot was Dudley J. Morton, M.D. During that, time such publications as Readers Digest, Time Magazine, and the New York Times regularly quoted and cited him. He was repeatedly written about in dozens of newspapers around the country. His medical books and articles on the foot were the leading authorities of their time.. In 1907, Morton graduated from Hahemann Medical College in Pennsylvania. In the 1920’sDr. Morton became a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where he served as an anatomist. While at the museum, he concerned himself with the evolutionary development of the human foot. This is where he started to establish his reputation. His numerous papers and studies in the early and mid-1920s revolved around his study of primates (monkeys). Two Important Papers While he was an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, Morton published the two papers that would present (for the first time) what Morton’s Toe was. The first paper appeared in 1927, in the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The paper presented Morton’s theory of the short first metatarsal bone and its harmful effects on the foot. Another paper published in the same journal in 1928 described, for the first time, another condition of the first metatarsal bone known as "Hypermobility of the First Metatarsal Bone. Both of these conditions are responsible for a lot of problems, not only of the foot but throughout the body. During his life Dr. Morton wrote no less than seven books. The most important of these books was his 1935’s The Human Foot . It was written as a textbook for the medical community. The basis of the book came directly from the 1927 and 1928 papers along with his years of research as an anatomist, anthropologist, and an evolutionist. His years of work at the American Museum of National History, Yale, and Columbia were also reflected in the book. In The Human Foot, Morton laid out, step-by-step, via evolution and inheritances, why we have foot problems and what to do about them. He explains (as noted previously) that the two major causes of foot problems were the short first metatarsal bone and hypermobility of the first metatarsal bone. By the time that book was published, Dudley Morton was on his way to becoming one of the leading authority of the foot in the medical world. Oh Doctor, My Feet! If The Human Foot made Morton famous in the medical profession, it was his 1939 book, Oh Doctor, My Feet! written for the average person, that made him a household name. After the release of Oh Doctor, My Feet! there was no question that Dr. Dudley J. Morton was considered by both the public and the medical community as the leading authority in this country regarding foot pain. In that book, Morton explained to the average person why their feet really hurt, and what to do about it. The book was so celebrated that Reader’s Digest asked Dr. Morton to write an article about the book in their April 1939 issue. In the first paragraph of the Reader’s Digest article, Morton wrote: "Aching, pain galled feet are among the commonest afflictions besetting mankind. Seven of ten persons suffer from foot alignment of varying severity ranging from the nagging discomfort of corns to total disability from broken down feet." Morton went on to say that then, as now, millions of dollars are spent annually on corrective shoes or other devices that are of questionable benefit in healing the foot. As always, he stated the two principal reasons for foot problems are the short first metatarsal bone and or the hypermobility of the first metatarsal bone. He continued to explain how to treat these conditions by putting a pad or a platform under the first metatarsal bone. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: