Don’t use Xrays for Shoe Fittings
Like this is actually done?
Prohibition — Fluoroscopic x-ray shoefitting devices.
The operation or maintenance of any x-ray, fluoroscopic, or other equipment or apparatus employing roentgen rays, in the fitting of shoes or other footwear or in the viewing of bones in the feet is prohibited. This prohibition does not apply to any licensed physician, surgeon, *podiatrist, or any person practicing a licensed healing art, or any technician working under the direct and immediate supervision of such persons.[1973 c 77 ï¿½ 27; 1961 c 207 ï¿½ 17.]
Every shoe store in Chicago had this in the early ’50’s.
When I got bored with my older sister’s fussiness, the clerk would tell me to “play” with the x-ray machine. You’d stick your feet into a slot and press a button. I’d spend lots of times wiggling my toes and “playing” in the high dosage.
I remember this when I was a kid, too, in Yakima.
you got about 50 to 100 times the radiation of a chest x-ray each time. I bet most shoe salesmen who used these didn’t live very long
This was not a stupid law. Shoe stores, including one in my home town, had x ray shoe fitting devices.
Many states passed laws prohibiting or regulating the use of such devices.