For many years march foot was closely linked with the soldier, and the earlier literature was derived, almost in its entirety, from cases which had been seen in the ranks of the German and French armies. It is by no means a condition confined entirely to the soldier, but one that is seen less frequently in civilian life. For some years comparatively little attention was given to the subject; almost nothing was written, and it literally passed into obscurity. It is not surprising that many physicians today possess little or no knowledge of the condition, and it is more than likely that numerous cases have escaped recognition. In recent years Jansen1 and others have again brought this subject to light. Undoubtedly interest has been stimulated, and much more should now be added to the chapter on marching fractures.
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