28 March 2010

Flat feet

"Flat feet kept many an American recruit out of active service during World War I, but medical examiners at the Episcopal Hospital in Washington, D.C., were looking for evidence of problems with the bones and joints of draftees and volunteers."
Photograph by Lieutenant Reid, Washington, D.C., 1918. From The Face of Mercy - A Photographic History of Medicine at War.

Via (OVO).

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