Film of Dr. Dudley Morton 1931 African Expedition
Authored by Dr. Burton S. Schuler, Google+
For almost forty years I have been studying the work and life of Dr. Dudley J. Morton, The only pictures I have of him were the ones given to me by his grandchildren. So it came to me as a great surprise that a movie exists of Dr. Morton.
In his lifelong on going commentment for better foot care in 1931 Dr. Morton went to the Belgian Congo to study the way three different tribes walk. The tribes were the Ounyabonga, Wafaleru and Wambuti. Morton made a 13 minute film to help document his trip. The film was silent but had slides for narration
During the movie you see Morton doing foot studies on the tribes men by measuring their feet on inked paper. This is a technique that I still use today. The film also shows you scences of local men dancing, various pigmys, women fixing their hair, people cooking , the Upper Congo River,, an riverboat, children playing, cattle on beach, roads being build , street being cleaned and porters being paid three cents a day for their job
He published the results of his study in the October 1st 1932 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, (14: 741, 1932) in a study titled; “ The Angle of Gait: A Study Based Upon Examination of the feet of Central African Natives“,
The 1932 film that he made can be found on The Travel Film Archive website which is a collection of travelogues and educational and industrial films – many of them in color – that show the world the way it was between 1900 and 1970. All of their footage was shot on film (much of it on 35mm) and not tape.
About the Author: Dr. Burton S. Schuler foot doctor, foot care specialist, podiatrist of Panama City, Panama City Beach Fl , is a 1975 graduated of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine , and has been in private practice for over 38 years. He is an authority on the human foot and has written two books and hundreds of articles about the foot published in numerous podiatric journals publications and at www.FootCare4U.com. He is this country’s leading authority on the Morton’s Toe, ((Long Second Toe) and its associated medical and health problems and on the life of Dr. Dudley J. Morton,
His, first book about the Morton’s Toe, Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts in the Foot published in 2009 is the leading authority on the Morton’s Toe. and presently has over 7,000 copies in print, and sold has thousands of eBook copies ( Kindle) on Amazon. The book is published by the La Luz Press Inc and is disturbed nationally by the Cardinal Publishing Group. Dr. Schuler’s next book about the Morton’s Toe, called the Morton’s Toe Book will be published in 2014 also by the La Luz Press.
In 1982, he published his first book, The Agony of De-Feet: A Podiatrist Guide to Foot Care. During his thirty eight year career, he has written for Collier’s Encyclopedia and has been interviewed by The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, and First in Women. Dr. Schuler has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs both here and aboard. He is a Diplomate of both the American Academy of Pain Management, and the National Board of Podiatric Examiners. Dr. Schuler is certified as a wound specialist from the American Academy of Wound Management. He has been a professional member of the American Diabetic Association for about 35 years. . His professional and civic accomplishments have earned his inclusion in the 1999-2002 Who’s Who in America (Marquis)