Family Foot Care Book
Schneider and Sussman
Submitter: Awful enough for you? Probably not… It actually seems like a useful book. Just that it has a silly cover that’s somehow meant to be appealing… and perhaps it was, in 1983. Thankfully, Mr. Curly-head Hairy-legs on the left isn’t featured in the book; all the illustrations are line drawings! The treatments seem reasonable, although the page about checking babies for foot problems by inspecting the number and even-ness of the creases under their buttocks is a little strange. And I suspect at least a few things have changed in 24 years; I’m sure nobody wants to find out the hard way that a medical book is outdated. Anyway, for better or worse, people at our branch just aren’t self-treating their foot problems these days via the 617.58s, so we have withdrawn the book. I brought it home, though, in case I ever feel like reading about corns, callouses, warts, bunions, general foot hygiene, and much more, as the cover promises! I’m sure it will be a pleasant book to browse.
Holly: Ha ha! Mr. Curly-head Hairy Legs could use a tan. Yes, useful enough in 1983. An update would be a reasonable choice for a public library, too. Sometimes, ALB fans, books just strike you as funny for one reason or another. Thank you, submitter, for your unique take on what others might have overlooked as just another foot book. Enjoy your browsing.