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Title: Some observations on the development of the human foot
Author: Barlow, Thomas E.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2704 4599
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1943
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These observations on the development of the human foot arose from the discovery of a bipartite medial cuneiform bone. The investigation of literature concerning this anomaly led to a survey of certain facts set out below in the ontogeny and phylogeny of the human foot. It seems suitable at the outset, therefore, to state the differences between the human foot and its nearest relative, the anthropoid foot. These are clearly and concisely stated by Professor Wood Jones (1929) as follows: "The outstanding features of the human foot are as follows: (a) The innermost (tibial) digit is the dominant digit: it is directed in line with its fellows, and as a rule its tip is in advance of that of any of the others. (b) Its plantar and dorsal surfaces are directed in the same Y7 as those of other digits. (off It is 'webbed' or rather included in the common integuaentary covering of the foot to approximately', the aid point of its basal phalanx, its metatarsal being wholly incorporated within the tissues of the foot. (d) Its metatarsal is firmly bound to the metatarsals of the remaining digits by the powerful transverse metatarsal ligament. (e) Its basal articulation with the ento-cuneiform is effected by a flattened articular surface.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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