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To the Editor:—
An answer to the problem of permanent removal of the toe nail was presented by me 35 years ago (Amer J Surg19:92, 1933). We have used this at the Hospital for Joint Diseases with complete satisfaction in properly selected cases. For unknown reasons some recent textbooks label this operative technique a "Syme's operation."
Lapidus P. Onychectomy. JAMA. 1969;209(12):1908. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160250064025