10 OCTOBER 1981, Page 19

Foot rot

Sir: I am sorry to read of the tiresome wear on your shoes (Notebook, 26 September). It is difficult to diagnose at this distance, but I fear you are suffering from a subtle complication of the Guillain-Barre syndrome known as Foots-Tilt. Although there is no known cure the problem can be alleviated by reducing one's tea drinking.

Kenneth Bridges 26 St Johns Road, Sandown, Isle of Wight