An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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LAFOREST, Nicholas-Laurent

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L’art de soigner les pieds, contenant: Un traité sur les cors, verrues, durillons, oignons, engelures, les accidens de ongles & leur difformité.

Paris: L'Auteur, 1781.

Laforest was the first to describe and illustrate the condition of hallux valgus. The second edition of this work (1782), "Augmentée d’un chapitre sur la manière de soigner les pieds des soldats en garnison & dans les mouvemens, & de deux planches pour l’intelligence de cet ouvrage, " was the first illustrated book on podiatry. Translated into English by D. Low, who falsely claimed authorship, and published as Chiropodologia, or a scientific enqury into the causes of corns, warts, onions, and other painful or offensive cutaneous excrescences (1785). Digital facsimile of the 1781 edition from Google Books at this link; of the 1782 edition from the Internet Archive at this link; of the 1785 translation from Google Books at this link.

Subjects: Podiatry