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April 30, 1910

Finger-Nail Palpation

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Jackson, Tenn.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(18):1460. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550440040012

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To the Editor:  —I have practiced for several years past the method of perpendicular nail palpation of artery walls accredited to Wertheim-Salomonson in The Journal, April 16, page 1345. I consider it far more satisfactory and accurate than the usual method of palpating with the pulp of the fingers, and especially so in deep-seated or slightly hardened arteries, and to make sure when there is no hardening present.

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