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May 19, 1928

TREATMENT FOR SPLIT FINGER-NAILS

JAMA. 1928;90(20):1619-1620. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.92690470002010a

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Abstract

In the pursuit of our scientific work and in our efforts to plan and execute surgical measures which sometimes prove to be of major proportions and attract considerable attention, especially from a dramatic point of view, we are apt to overlook or place too little importance on commonplace ailments, the sum total of which, however, contribute quite a large proportion of the ills to which human flesh is heir.

I have been a member of the American Medical Association for many years and have read fairly diligently and absorbed as much as I could of the valuable information contained in The Journal, yet I do not recall ever having seen in its contents any reference to split finger-nails. I acknowledge willingly that this great medical publication is not especially devoted to such humble subjects, but at the same time I make bold to assert that it is

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