A Trip to the Pseudopodiatrist’s Office

One night I was reminding myself to make an appointment for my son to see the pediatrician, and in the pre-sleep thought train I started wondering about the etymology of “pediatrics,” which led to “podiatry,” then (more surprisingly) to “pseudopodiatry.” I noted the word down. When going through my notes later, I discovered more words had sprouted out of it.

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